Mad Squid Productions™ is creating a Documentary.
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"Finding Ronald"

Independent Documentary Film

(made by a Navy veteran)

"Finding Ronald" explores the true story of a World War II Army veteran who vanished without a trace from the Western Slope region of Colorado in 1987. His body was discovered inside his partially buried car in a canyon near Gateway, Colorado in 2013. Police and the media immediately claimed that foul play was never suspected in his death, but this simply was not true.

As his grandson, I inherited a briefcase from my Grandpa Ron, which contained documents and drawings related to an invention of his that he was working to prototype with the help of a small group of people around the world. In this briefcase I found an odd, but telling letter, written by my grandpa's own hand:


Clearly, Grandpa Ron knew that his life, or possibly that of anyone in his family, was potentially at risk as a direct result of his invention. The natural conclusion, based on what he had invented and the types of precautions that he took, is that he feared "Big Oil" and the energy sector in general. It was, after all, the 1980's.

But that's just one theory about my grandpa's disappearance. We still don't know for sure what happened to him, but there are at least two more theories that I intend to flesh out in this documentary. I've already done as much as I can do on my own, with the very limited resources available to me. It is my hope that this Patreon page will spark your interest in this project and effectively recruit you to the Mad Squid Productions™ team!

With that in mind, please watch the teaser trailer below and let me know what you think!

Teaser Trailer


Mad Squid Film Fleet
Establishing and maintaining a sense of membership is key to building momentum within a social movement. With this in mind, I wanted to offer Patrons more than a tier number or meaningless category name. Instead, when you offer your support to me and to Mad Squid Productions™, I want you to know that you are becoming more than a donor. You are, in fact, joining the Mad Squid Film Fleet, and will be issued a title and rank appropriate to your level of support.

So square away your gig line, and tidy up your spaces with a proper Field Day! We accept all who come, but Scrubs and Wogs are on notice!

Not The End
Once this film is finished and released, I have no intention of stopping. Already, there are other films I want to make, music videos, artsy films, veterans focus films, and so on. But I'm also a musician, an author, a 3D artist, a backyard blacksmith, and much more. At the end of this project, I will invite everyone to continue their support for Mad Squid Productions™ here on Patreon. Those who stay will reap all new rewards with future projects, so stand fast and brace for more sweet Mad Squid action!
Tiers
Pollywog | Seaman Recruit
$1 or more per month
Title: Pollywog  Rank: Seaman Recruit


Mahalo! Your support means the word to me! Don't let the title fool you. You are a vital part of the Mad Squid Film Fleet


For your help, you will receive a mention in the "Special Thanks" section of the film's closing credits.


Thanks again, Pollywog!

Shellback | Petty Officer
$5 or more per month
Title: Shellback  Rank: Petty Officer


You have no idea how important you are to this project! Thank you 1,000 times over!


For your support you will receive the benefits of the Pollywog tier, and will be granted ongoing access to all of my private Lens posts (Patreon mobile app). This will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the nitty gritty details of this project, as it develops. This is your access to the creative process of making this film.


Mahalo, Honorable Shellback!

"Boats" | Chief Petty Officer
$10 or more per month
Title: "Boats"  Rank: Chief Petty Officer


Holy Neptune! You are a godsend! Seriously, I couldn't make this film without Mad Squid Film Fleet supporters like you!


For your assistance, you will receive all of the benefits of the Pollywog and Shellback tiers, as well as the chance to include the image of your choice (preferably of you, but I'm open to creative ideas) in a photo-mosaic that will precede the film in its final form, as well as ahead of any future teasers, trailers, or promos for the film. I will also try to keep an updated version of the photo mosaic on the MadSquid.Productions website (where time and resources permit).


This is a very successful tool used by Legion M, of which I am a founding member. I am honored and humbled by your support, and this seems like a fitting way to say thank you, Chief!

Officer of the Line | Fleet Commander
$25 or more per month
Title: Officer of the Line  Rank: Fleet Commander


Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, over? Where have you been all my life? Mahalo, shipmate! You are a true hero of the Mad Squid Film Fleet!


For your commanding presence during the creation of this film, you will receive all of the benefits of the Pollywog, Shellback, and "Boats" tiers. Additionally, you will receive a very exclusive yellow brass ribbon medallion, made from spent brass shell casings by the filmmaker himself!


Bravo Zulu, shipmate!

Goals
0 of 10 patrons
When the Mad Squid Film Fleet grows to 10 members I will design an exclusive, printable certificate for each tier level, which will indicate membership to the Inner Circle, a special cadre of supporters who will forever be known to have gotten the ball rolling on this independent documentary film project.
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"Finding Ronald"

Independent Documentary Film

(made by a Navy veteran)

"Finding Ronald" explores the true story of a World War II Army veteran who vanished without a trace from the Western Slope region of Colorado in 1987. His body was discovered inside his partially buried car in a canyon near Gateway, Colorado in 2013. Police and the media immediately claimed that foul play was never suspected in his death, but this simply was not true.

As his grandson, I inherited a briefcase from my Grandpa Ron, which contained documents and drawings related to an invention of his that he was working to prototype with the help of a small group of people around the world. In this briefcase I found an odd, but telling letter, written by my grandpa's own hand:


Clearly, Grandpa Ron knew that his life, or possibly that of anyone in his family, was potentially at risk as a direct result of his invention. The natural conclusion, based on what he had invented and the types of precautions that he took, is that he feared "Big Oil" and the energy sector in general. It was, after all, the 1980's.

But that's just one theory about my grandpa's disappearance. We still don't know for sure what happened to him, but there are at least two more theories that I intend to flesh out in this documentary. I've already done as much as I can do on my own, with the very limited resources available to me. It is my hope that this Patreon page will spark your interest in this project and effectively recruit you to the Mad Squid Productions™ team!

With that in mind, please watch the teaser trailer below and let me know what you think!

Teaser Trailer


Mad Squid Film Fleet
Establishing and maintaining a sense of membership is key to building momentum within a social movement. With this in mind, I wanted to offer Patrons more than a tier number or meaningless category name. Instead, when you offer your support to me and to Mad Squid Productions™, I want you to know that you are becoming more than a donor. You are, in fact, joining the Mad Squid Film Fleet, and will be issued a title and rank appropriate to your level of support.

So square away your gig line, and tidy up your spaces with a proper Field Day! We accept all who come, but Scrubs and Wogs are on notice!

Not The End
Once this film is finished and released, I have no intention of stopping. Already, there are other films I want to make, music videos, artsy films, veterans focus films, and so on. But I'm also a musician, an author, a 3D artist, a backyard blacksmith, and much more. At the end of this project, I will invite everyone to continue their support for Mad Squid Productions™ here on Patreon. Those who stay will reap all new rewards with future projects, so stand fast and brace for more sweet Mad Squid action!

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Tiers
Pollywog | Seaman Recruit
$1 or more per month
Title: Pollywog  Rank: Seaman Recruit


Mahalo! Your support means the word to me! Don't let the title fool you. You are a vital part of the Mad Squid Film Fleet


For your help, you will receive a mention in the "Special Thanks" section of the film's closing credits.


Thanks again, Pollywog!

Shellback | Petty Officer
$5 or more per month
Title: Shellback  Rank: Petty Officer


You have no idea how important you are to this project! Thank you 1,000 times over!


For your support you will receive the benefits of the Pollywog tier, and will be granted ongoing access to all of my private Lens posts (Patreon mobile app). This will give you a behind-the-scenes look into the nitty gritty details of this project, as it develops. This is your access to the creative process of making this film.


Mahalo, Honorable Shellback!

"Boats" | Chief Petty Officer
$10 or more per month
Title: "Boats"  Rank: Chief Petty Officer


Holy Neptune! You are a godsend! Seriously, I couldn't make this film without Mad Squid Film Fleet supporters like you!


For your assistance, you will receive all of the benefits of the Pollywog and Shellback tiers, as well as the chance to include the image of your choice (preferably of you, but I'm open to creative ideas) in a photo-mosaic that will precede the film in its final form, as well as ahead of any future teasers, trailers, or promos for the film. I will also try to keep an updated version of the photo mosaic on the MadSquid.Productions website (where time and resources permit).


This is a very successful tool used by Legion M, of which I am a founding member. I am honored and humbled by your support, and this seems like a fitting way to say thank you, Chief!

Officer of the Line | Fleet Commander
$25 or more per month
Title: Officer of the Line  Rank: Fleet Commander


Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, over? Where have you been all my life? Mahalo, shipmate! You are a true hero of the Mad Squid Film Fleet!


For your commanding presence during the creation of this film, you will receive all of the benefits of the Pollywog, Shellback, and "Boats" tiers. Additionally, you will receive a very exclusive yellow brass ribbon medallion, made from spent brass shell casings by the filmmaker himself!


Bravo Zulu, shipmate!