Cōsta Boutsikaris is creating short films
135

patrons

$811
per Short Film
My name is Costa Boutsikaris, in 2015 I released my first documentary film INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. It screened in over 25 film festivals in over 8 countries and picked up a handful of accolades including the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at both the Yale and Princeton Environmental Film Festivals. INHABIT was a three year journey packed into 90 minutes. Now its time for a different and more immediate approach...

WOODLANDERS
is an ongoing film series that seeks to document the work of people who care for and depend on forests for their livelihood and well-being throughout the world. 



ALL EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE TO WATCH AT 
WWW.WOODLANDERS.COM

Even among today's progressive movements of local economy and food systems, the vast global knowledge of forest livelihoods and economies are mostly undervalued and undocumented. From woodcraft and nut tree cultures of ancient Europe and the Americas, to mushroom and forest medicines of Asia, there many fascinating ways of creating sustainable economies from the forests while maintaining their health. While filming INHABIT I fell in love with woodland cultures and felt called to research further. Over the past year I began to create an accessible archive of these stories and I hope to share this inspiring world with you. Sustainable relationships with forests regenerate and protect these wild places while also offering livelihoods to humans. Each episode will focus on a person or culture who has a sustainable relationship and/or livelihood with a forest. Join me on the journey and learn how much forests can offer. 

WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN MAKE WOODLANDERS 100% CROWD-FUNDED AND AD-FREE 

FAQ

WHAT IS PATREON?
PATREON is a crowd-funding platform similar to KICKSTARTER -
but it is an ongoing subscription based service! 

I don't like ads and I want these films to be freely available.
In order to do this I need your help... 
If you pledge an amount today you will be charged that amount every time I release a new episode. This recurring pledge will allow me to make these videos ongoing and freely available (without ads) while offering benefits to the Patreon subscriber!

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A PATRON?
Good question! For the cost of a cup of coffee you can become a PATRON and get access to the behind-the-scenes blog, photos, downloadable files and depending on your subscription amount, much more! Check the sidebar for all the reward levels.

WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
So much goes into the making of these films. The funding goes directly towards filming, editing and travel. There is also video gear rental, repair and insurance etc.... The more we raise the more possible it will be to expand the scope of this series.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I PLEDGE?
You will see a confirmation page with information and links to passwords. If your pledge amount comes with digital rewards ($2+) you'll get access to the supporters only area of our site.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAN TO RELEASE EPISODES?
I plan to shoot, edit and release one to two episodes per month. You can set a monthly limit so I never exceed what your comfortable contributing.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
You can cancel your subscription at any time!
While logged into your Patreon account click drop-down menu on the top right, click “your pledges” and you’ll be taken to a page that shows all of your active pledges. Click “edit pledge” next to the pledge you wish to delete and click the “delete” button on the bottom right of the page
 
LEARN MORE

Follow the project: 
FaceBook.com/Woodlanders
Website: 
www.WOODLANDERS.com
Email:  [email protected]
Tiers
ACCESS TO MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT!
$2 or more per Short Film 81 patrons
  • ACCESS TO MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT: You will receive a Video/Photo Essay in an email for each episode that is released with the behind the scenes blog post and a link to the video.
HI-RES PHOTOS
$5 or more per Short Film 27 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • You will receive a link to download my favorite PHOTOs from each episode.
VIDEO DOWNLOADS
$10 or more per Short Film 27 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • You will receive a link to download each episode video file to your computer.
RECIEVE POSTCARDS!
$25 or more per Short Film 5 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • Receive POSTCARDS from around the globe! The day each episode is released I will send out a PostCard featuring a Photo from that film wherever I am in the world. Using this great online service called TOUCHNOTE I will upload a beautiful Hi-Res photo and they'll print it and mail it from their headquarters in the US. 
  • Become a WOODLANDERS Penpal!

SPECIAL THANKS IN CREDITS!
$50 or more per Short Film 3 of 50 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • Your Name will appear in the SPECIAL THANKS in the CREDITS of each episode. (because you are amazing!)
CO-PRODUCER IN CREDITS
$100 or more per Short Film 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You will be CREDITED as a CO-PRODUCER
Goals
$811 of $1,000 per Short Film
Keep Woodlanders Going!
This will allow me to continue this film series across North America documenting Indigenous Woodland traditions and cultures. 
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My name is Costa Boutsikaris, in 2015 I released my first documentary film INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective. It screened in over 25 film festivals in over 8 countries and picked up a handful of accolades including the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at both the Yale and Princeton Environmental Film Festivals. INHABIT was a three year journey packed into 90 minutes. Now its time for a different and more immediate approach...

WOODLANDERS
is an ongoing film series that seeks to document the work of people who care for and depend on forests for their livelihood and well-being throughout the world. 



ALL EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE TO WATCH AT 
WWW.WOODLANDERS.COM

Even among today's progressive movements of local economy and food systems, the vast global knowledge of forest livelihoods and economies are mostly undervalued and undocumented. From woodcraft and nut tree cultures of ancient Europe and the Americas, to mushroom and forest medicines of Asia, there many fascinating ways of creating sustainable economies from the forests while maintaining their health. While filming INHABIT I fell in love with woodland cultures and felt called to research further. Over the past year I began to create an accessible archive of these stories and I hope to share this inspiring world with you. Sustainable relationships with forests regenerate and protect these wild places while also offering livelihoods to humans. Each episode will focus on a person or culture who has a sustainable relationship and/or livelihood with a forest. Join me on the journey and learn how much forests can offer. 

WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN MAKE WOODLANDERS 100% CROWD-FUNDED AND AD-FREE 

FAQ

WHAT IS PATREON?
PATREON is a crowd-funding platform similar to KICKSTARTER -
but it is an ongoing subscription based service! 

I don't like ads and I want these films to be freely available.
In order to do this I need your help... 
If you pledge an amount today you will be charged that amount every time I release a new episode. This recurring pledge will allow me to make these videos ongoing and freely available (without ads) while offering benefits to the Patreon subscriber!

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A PATRON?
Good question! For the cost of a cup of coffee you can become a PATRON and get access to the behind-the-scenes blog, photos, downloadable files and depending on your subscription amount, much more! Check the sidebar for all the reward levels.

WHAT WILL THE FUNDS BE USED FOR?
So much goes into the making of these films. The funding goes directly towards filming, editing and travel. There is also video gear rental, repair and insurance etc.... The more we raise the more possible it will be to expand the scope of this series.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I PLEDGE?
You will see a confirmation page with information and links to passwords. If your pledge amount comes with digital rewards ($2+) you'll get access to the supporters only area of our site.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU PLAN TO RELEASE EPISODES?
I plan to shoot, edit and release one to two episodes per month. You can set a monthly limit so I never exceed what your comfortable contributing.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
You can cancel your subscription at any time!
While logged into your Patreon account click drop-down menu on the top right, click “your pledges” and you’ll be taken to a page that shows all of your active pledges. Click “edit pledge” next to the pledge you wish to delete and click the “delete” button on the bottom right of the page
 
LEARN MORE

Follow the project: 
FaceBook.com/Woodlanders
Website: 
www.WOODLANDERS.com
Email:  [email protected]

Recent posts by Cōsta Boutsikaris

Tiers
ACCESS TO MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT!
$2 or more per Short Film 81 patrons
  • ACCESS TO MEMBERS ONLY CONTENT: You will receive a Video/Photo Essay in an email for each episode that is released with the behind the scenes blog post and a link to the video.
HI-RES PHOTOS
$5 or more per Short Film 27 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • You will receive a link to download my favorite PHOTOs from each episode.
VIDEO DOWNLOADS
$10 or more per Short Film 27 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • You will receive a link to download each episode video file to your computer.
RECIEVE POSTCARDS!
$25 or more per Short Film 5 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • Receive POSTCARDS from around the globe! The day each episode is released I will send out a PostCard featuring a Photo from that film wherever I am in the world. Using this great online service called TOUCHNOTE I will upload a beautiful Hi-Res photo and they'll print it and mail it from their headquarters in the US. 
  • Become a WOODLANDERS Penpal!

SPECIAL THANKS IN CREDITS!
$50 or more per Short Film 3 of 50 patrons
  • All previous rewards!
  • Your Name will appear in the SPECIAL THANKS in the CREDITS of each episode. (because you are amazing!)
CO-PRODUCER IN CREDITS
$100 or more per Short Film 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You will be CREDITED as a CO-PRODUCER