Candy Minx is creating Essay, Video, Art, Advice, Film
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$25
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When people find out I make films, they ask me right away, "What are your films about?" And I tell them that I make experimental short comedy films about astronomy, love, and sex, but that doesn't enable them to see my films, let alone be part of the production process.

At the Academy Awards, Louis C.K. presented the independent short film category in documentary and joked, "This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic." This is true fore two reasons: (1) short filmmakers don't get venues very often to show their work, so big film companies don't fund the directors or actors and (2) short filmmakers do not make money from their work.

In any case, short film is revered within the industry because many famous directors begin in by making short films, and short film is where all the ideas and experimentation occurs because independent filmmakers do not answer to large film companies' budget concerns.

In addition to making films, I write. I hope to put my writing in at least one book. I presented two chapters from my forthcoming book at The Cormac McCarthy Society Conference in Memphis in October 2015 and also in Albuquerque at the Southwest Conference for Popular Culture in February 2016. Again, people commonly ask me, "What was your paper about?"

How does one really share work that can't simply be put into a soundbite or in paper copies like a pretentious git? Here at Patreon, I can make a fool of myself so much more easily. 

I look for answers to the world's problems within art and literature. I have a day job, but your support will allow me to survive without getting another job so that I can continue to research, make short narrative films, and publish weird, cool arguments about the meaning of life. Sometimes, I compare the bones found by paleontologists 30,000 years ago to contemporary film, and I will help you look at the universe and yourself in a new fun way. I could perhaps even include your name in the credits of one of my short films! By joining me here, you are helping one independent filmmaker and writer get her work and content out to the people! Thank you.
Rewards
Flash of Light
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

  • the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Initiation
$2 or more per month 1 patron

  • unending gratitude
  • behind-the-scenes notes about source material and a bibliography from my essays every month
  • Instagram follower
  • previous rewards
As Above, So Below
$3 or more per month 4 patrons


  • a written note on a handmade and painted postcard every other month.
  • your name in the liner notes of my upcoming dvd set
  • Twitter follower
  • previous rewards
Immortality
$5 or more per month 1 patron

  • your name in the credits of my feature doc film Interconnected.
  • a reading list of what I'm into right now
  • previous rewards
Rock Stars and Flag Stars
$10 or more per month 1 patron

Thank you so much--this really helps!

  • an old-fashioned handwritten letter at least 1 1/2 pages long--experience what poets used to do!
  • a hand painted, one of a kind, reclaimed t-shirt 
  • advice; a private message between us answering and talking about something that is challenging you, that you've always wondered about, or that you can't decide what to do. It could be about food, love, work, tv, money, motivation, the mystery of life, etc. Send me your question, and I will answer it within a couple of hours to 48 hours.

Illuminatti
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

You are pretty amazing and must be very curious about the world and life, and that makes you like...wow! An ideas person! A free thinker!

  • a painting of you as an alien in your favorite outfit; acrylic on canvas board approximately 12" x 14." Shipping and handling fees may apply outside the US.
  • a copy of my new compilation DVD Hunter Gatherer Slow Absorption Fearless Bitch
  • a 15-minute phone call in which you can ask me a question about anything, and I will answer your question.
  • previous rewards; this works out special here because you've got the opportunity to ask me a question in written form, get an answer, and then maybe use your phone call above to delve further into the ideas or concerns.
Distributed Cognition
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Phone calls once a month. We can talk about anything to do with life, art, movies.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gods And Goddesses
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons


  • If you live in the US, we will meet for coffee and talk.
  • be interviewed in a documentary!
  • previous rewards

Enlightenment
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Yeah, you've made it! You must really badly want to live like a poet or know what the poets are doing. That's fantastic! I kind of love you!

  • a painting of your pet in a fun "Candy Minx" background; acrylic on canvas board approximately 12" x 14". For $500 per month, I don't think we're going to worry about shipping and handling fees unless you live on Bora Bora.
  • monthly Skype sessions; you can ask me about anything: painting lessons? movies? We could watch a movie together on Skype!
  • previous rewards
  • your name in the published book of my essays 2018


Goals
$25 of $1,400 per month
Reducing the unemployment rate. For real.

What does work mean to us in our lives? For me it means paying bills, but with your help, I can also use more of my time to research and write. Your help directly helps me live and create something for you to watch or read and think about. 
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When people find out I make films, they ask me right away, "What are your films about?" And I tell them that I make experimental short comedy films about astronomy, love, and sex, but that doesn't enable them to see my films, let alone be part of the production process.

At the Academy Awards, Louis C.K. presented the independent short film category in documentary and joked, "This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic." This is true fore two reasons: (1) short filmmakers don't get venues very often to show their work, so big film companies don't fund the directors or actors and (2) short filmmakers do not make money from their work.

In any case, short film is revered within the industry because many famous directors begin in by making short films, and short film is where all the ideas and experimentation occurs because independent filmmakers do not answer to large film companies' budget concerns.

In addition to making films, I write. I hope to put my writing in at least one book. I presented two chapters from my forthcoming book at The Cormac McCarthy Society Conference in Memphis in October 2015 and also in Albuquerque at the Southwest Conference for Popular Culture in February 2016. Again, people commonly ask me, "What was your paper about?"

How does one really share work that can't simply be put into a soundbite or in paper copies like a pretentious git? Here at Patreon, I can make a fool of myself so much more easily. 

I look for answers to the world's problems within art and literature. I have a day job, but your support will allow me to survive without getting another job so that I can continue to research, make short narrative films, and publish weird, cool arguments about the meaning of life. Sometimes, I compare the bones found by paleontologists 30,000 years ago to contemporary film, and I will help you look at the universe and yourself in a new fun way. I could perhaps even include your name in the credits of one of my short films! By joining me here, you are helping one independent filmmaker and writer get her work and content out to the people! Thank you.

Recent posts by Candy Minx

Rewards
Flash of Light
$1 or more per month 2 patrons

  • the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Initiation
$2 or more per month 1 patron

  • unending gratitude
  • behind-the-scenes notes about source material and a bibliography from my essays every month
  • Instagram follower
  • previous rewards
As Above, So Below
$3 or more per month 4 patrons


  • a written note on a handmade and painted postcard every other month.
  • your name in the liner notes of my upcoming dvd set
  • Twitter follower
  • previous rewards
Immortality
$5 or more per month 1 patron

  • your name in the credits of my feature doc film Interconnected.
  • a reading list of what I'm into right now
  • previous rewards
Rock Stars and Flag Stars
$10 or more per month 1 patron

Thank you so much--this really helps!

  • an old-fashioned handwritten letter at least 1 1/2 pages long--experience what poets used to do!
  • a hand painted, one of a kind, reclaimed t-shirt 
  • advice; a private message between us answering and talking about something that is challenging you, that you've always wondered about, or that you can't decide what to do. It could be about food, love, work, tv, money, motivation, the mystery of life, etc. Send me your question, and I will answer it within a couple of hours to 48 hours.

Illuminatti
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

You are pretty amazing and must be very curious about the world and life, and that makes you like...wow! An ideas person! A free thinker!

  • a painting of you as an alien in your favorite outfit; acrylic on canvas board approximately 12" x 14." Shipping and handling fees may apply outside the US.
  • a copy of my new compilation DVD Hunter Gatherer Slow Absorption Fearless Bitch
  • a 15-minute phone call in which you can ask me a question about anything, and I will answer your question.
  • previous rewards; this works out special here because you've got the opportunity to ask me a question in written form, get an answer, and then maybe use your phone call above to delve further into the ideas or concerns.
Distributed Cognition
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Phone calls once a month. We can talk about anything to do with life, art, movies.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Gods And Goddesses
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons


  • If you live in the US, we will meet for coffee and talk.
  • be interviewed in a documentary!
  • previous rewards

Enlightenment
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Yeah, you've made it! You must really badly want to live like a poet or know what the poets are doing. That's fantastic! I kind of love you!

  • a painting of your pet in a fun "Candy Minx" background; acrylic on canvas board approximately 12" x 14". For $500 per month, I don't think we're going to worry about shipping and handling fees unless you live on Bora Bora.
  • monthly Skype sessions; you can ask me about anything: painting lessons? movies? We could watch a movie together on Skype!
  • previous rewards
  • your name in the published book of my essays 2018