Anak

is creating Shorts, Features, TV, and VR Experiences
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE
$1
per month
It takes a village -- and often a city -- of people to move a project off of the page and onto the screen.

Thank you for joining the village!

You'll be included in "special thanks" credits on my upcoming slate of projects
WELCOME TO THE HERMIT HOTEL
$5
per month
The "Hermit Hotel" is my tongue-in-cheek name for the period during which I retreat to my studio, cocoon and turn an idea into a project. 

This tier is like a virtual "studio tour". You'll get everything from the above tier and:
  • Patron's Only Access to the "Sketchbook" section of my website, on which you'll find digital copies of story sketches, photographic and video studies that are being developed into scripts.
JOIN ME RINGSIDE
$10
per month
Once a script is ready to leave the "Hermit Hotel", it needs to be prepped for pitching (to financiers) and then for production.

You'll have a ringside seat during this process and get everything from the above two tiers as well as:
  • Digital drafts of scripts, pitch and look books, and other creative prep materials emailed to you, AND
  • Patrons Only Access to clips of dailies from upcoming shoots

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About Anak

Hey All Y'all -

Here's the lowdown on why I'm on Patreon asking for your patronage. 

WHAT I DO
I expose and explore SOCIAL ISSUES + CRISES through deeply immersive and personalized STORYTELLING.

MY MISSION
To IGNITE public discussion, social action, and push for macro level reforms as well as to EMPOWER individuals to initiate changes in their relationships and communities.

Now, more than ever, as we struggle individually, as communities, as nations, as a world to navigate our relationships with ourselves and each other in an increasingly complex labyrinth, we need stories that explore both the differences in circumstance and outlook that set us apart as well as the basic humanity that unites us. We need stories that challenge us to understand not only our place in the present but to grasp that we are the products of history and the authors of the future. We need stories that offer a safe space to feel and process intense, often chaotic emotions, and inspire us to build connection rather than remain isolated

MY WORK
Please check out my Directing Reel as well as more work on my website:

firebrandinthedark.com

WHY BE MY PATRON?

Unlike the more self sufficient disciplines, filmmaking involves a lot of moving parts, villages of people and literal truckloads of equipment to move an idea from the page into real life onto a screen for the audience. It also requires intensive, obsessive focus and a great deal of time from a filmmaker, who is more than likely the first person to forego financial compensation in order to make sure passion projects get made.

If you love being entertained and challenged by material with a unique, passionate, undiluted voice and want to be one of the reasons it makes it off the page and onto the screen, if you enjoy accessing and, at times weighing in, on the creative process, you will enjoy being my patron!

You will be a seminal part of my process -- from being some of the first eyes on my drafts to giving feedback on what you think what would be exciting to see to virtually being with me on set and in the editing room sussing out dailies and watching cuts.

WHAT DOES PATRONAGE COVER
Your patronage will help the keep the gears of the machine going -- which involves anything from pounding the pavement research to cloud based subscriptions to editing and screenwriting software to actually getting myself around on location and tech scouts.

The goals on this page list out the projects currently on my slate. 

Many thanks and warmest gratitude in advance!!!

Cheers,
Anak.
Goals
1% complete
(re)UNITED - A DOCUMENTARY
Post, Festival Campaign, Pitch of Docu-Series


Funds raised on Patreon will help cover my living and equipment expenses during the estimated month-long post production process.
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