William Mai

is creating thoughts on cinema

7

patrons

$15

per month
Hi all, 

First off, if you're reading this, thank you. It means you care enough to give my page a glance, at the very least, and that warms my heart. It's been a long journey since I joined Letterboxd in February of 2014. Never did I think that, back as an introverted, film-obsessed sophomore in High School, I would be still writing and sharing my ideas, even as my reality has shifted and the people around me, both on Letterboxd and in real life, have come and gone. Thank you for staying with me, and for finding interest and worth in what I write. The ideas of cinema and what I find in it has always been something I've wanted to share with the world, and I am humbled that you're along for the ride. I truly cannot describe how much I appreciate it. 

As you may or may not know, this is an updated Patreon of a previous version that I had up for about a year. It didn't gain traction; not necessarily because of a lack of support, but due to the expensive tiers and lack of flexibility. I understand that it's 2019 and many are struggling, so in addition to some changes in the tier system, I want this to be strictly a 'pocket change' system of your support. Please, chip in, but only what you want, and there will be benefits for anyone who is awesome enough to subscribe.

Simply put, I'm making this Patreon for added comfort in writing long-form reviews and more experimental pieces. I'm only at one part-time job at the moment, so my free-time is ample and my passion for writing is at an all-time high. Supporting me means that I can spend an increasing amount of time at the keyboard, in addition to spending money on seeing new films and having the extra push to offering a variety of content. If you've ever enjoyed a capsule review or a massive in-depth piece of mine, throwing in a dollar or two a month would be greatly appreciated, especially due to the state of the freelance market. 

Once again, thank you for reading, and please take a look at the tiers to what may suit you. I'm planning on closely monitoring this page and keeping it consistently active. And I appreciate the consideration. 

Warm regards, 

William Mai. 

Tiers
I'd buy that for a dollar!
$1 or more per month

Early access to two long-form pieces (1000+ words) per month -one week in advance - and my gratitude. 

Gee, you're making me blush!
$2 or more per month

All the benefits of the first tier (early access and gratitude (x2!), plus one review of capsule length (500 words or less) of a film of your choice per month (Note: it cannot be your own film. I am not your publicist.). 

OK, now you're just spoiling me!
$5 or more per month

All the benefits of the first and second tiers (early access, one capsule review per month, and gratitude (x3!), plus a request of a Letterboxd list of your choice. 

The beginning of a beautiful friendship!
$10 or more per month

All the benefits of the first three tiers, but instead of a capsule piece, you get the benefit of a full-length review (500 to 1000 words). 

The Ultimate Stan Level Package!
$20 or more per month

All the benefits of the previous tier, but a request for one extended, long-form piece (1500+ words) per month, rather than a traditional full-length review. This will go beyond in-depth and offer a new angle on a favorite film or anything else that might interest you. (Note: Do not request films of your own!)

Hi all, 

First off, if you're reading this, thank you. It means you care enough to give my page a glance, at the very least, and that warms my heart. It's been a long journey since I joined Letterboxd in February of 2014. Never did I think that, back as an introverted, film-obsessed sophomore in High School, I would be still writing and sharing my ideas, even as my reality has shifted and the people around me, both on Letterboxd and in real life, have come and gone. Thank you for staying with me, and for finding interest and worth in what I write. The ideas of cinema and what I find in it has always been something I've wanted to share with the world, and I am humbled that you're along for the ride. I truly cannot describe how much I appreciate it. 

As you may or may not know, this is an updated Patreon of a previous version that I had up for about a year. It didn't gain traction; not necessarily because of a lack of support, but due to the expensive tiers and lack of flexibility. I understand that it's 2019 and many are struggling, so in addition to some changes in the tier system, I want this to be strictly a 'pocket change' system of your support. Please, chip in, but only what you want, and there will be benefits for anyone who is awesome enough to subscribe.

Simply put, I'm making this Patreon for added comfort in writing long-form reviews and more experimental pieces. I'm only at one part-time job at the moment, so my free-time is ample and my passion for writing is at an all-time high. Supporting me means that I can spend an increasing amount of time at the keyboard, in addition to spending money on seeing new films and having the extra push to offering a variety of content. If you've ever enjoyed a capsule review or a massive in-depth piece of mine, throwing in a dollar or two a month would be greatly appreciated, especially due to the state of the freelance market. 

Once again, thank you for reading, and please take a look at the tiers to what may suit you. I'm planning on closely monitoring this page and keeping it consistently active. And I appreciate the consideration. 

Warm regards, 

William Mai. 

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Tiers
I'd buy that for a dollar!
$1 or more per month

Early access to two long-form pieces (1000+ words) per month -one week in advance - and my gratitude. 

Gee, you're making me blush!
$2 or more per month

All the benefits of the first tier (early access and gratitude (x2!), plus one review of capsule length (500 words or less) of a film of your choice per month (Note: it cannot be your own film. I am not your publicist.). 

OK, now you're just spoiling me!
$5 or more per month

All the benefits of the first and second tiers (early access, one capsule review per month, and gratitude (x3!), plus a request of a Letterboxd list of your choice. 

The beginning of a beautiful friendship!
$10 or more per month

All the benefits of the first three tiers, but instead of a capsule piece, you get the benefit of a full-length review (500 to 1000 words). 

The Ultimate Stan Level Package!
$20 or more per month

All the benefits of the previous tier, but a request for one extended, long-form piece (1500+ words) per month, rather than a traditional full-length review. This will go beyond in-depth and offer a new angle on a favorite film or anything else that might interest you. (Note: Do not request films of your own!)