Finn Szumlas

is creating Cinema Love Letters

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Hi. I am Finn, an Amsterdam-based screenwriter and director of poetic, artful and metaphysically inspired films. I’ve had a couple of successful short films and now am developing several feature projects.

For me, cinema has always been a means of giving expression to a sense of wonder over our wounded, human existence. Wonder over the fact that we are here in the first place, over the fact that anything exists at all, makes it possible to find joy, hope and life in this seemingly anonymous, meaningless corner of the universe. This wound-wonder connection is at the heart of my cinematic work.

As a freelance artist who generates his own work, my professional life is inescapably vulnerable. Security, stability or safety is never guaranteed. I am a so-called independent filmmaker, but with this platform I am celebrating my dependence - on you, my fans and supporters. In fact, we need each other - therefore, I am inviting you into wonder: help me turn my original ideas into cinematic works of art.

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- original, independent cinema: short films, documentaries and (taking that crucial step toward) a first feature
- short vlogs detailing my adventures as an independent filmmaker
- personal reflections, essayistic videos and podcasts on cinema and love; life and death

NEW, launching October 2020: Cinema Love Letters, a series of intimate mini-podcasts dedicated to people I love, who have fostered me as an artist and as a human being.

Check out this video if you're curious to see how Patreon works. (This one goes a bit deeper, but is a bit longer.)
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When I reach $100 per month, I'll be able to buy an acceptable microphone / sound recorder and not have to borrow from filmmaker and musician friends every time I want to make a quality video.
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