Michael Racanelli

Michael Racanelli

is creating Films / Television / New Media / Podcasts

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patrons
I'm an Emmy award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. I know, you haven't heard that one before. Here's the part that's slightly different...

I moved out here nearly 9 years ago with literally 3 suitcases and $350. That's right, you read that correctly, I showed up here with $350 to my name. I had a 2002 Cavalier with 160,000 miles and no working A/C. Things have changed a bit since then, but not without it's balance of successes and setbacks. I had to spend a year back in Chicago as my dad was diagnosed with (and shortly passed away from) cancer, and I've traveled back and forth quite a bit as my mom received a kidney transplant in 2017.

Despite this, I've kept going. This is who I am and I can't do anything else.

From my little one bedroom in West Hollywood, I'm working on a number of projects (32 projects in various stages -- I'm not kidding, I have a spreadsheet to track it all).

I've completed a few things already, including an Emmy award winning spot, for a great cause: http://www.brightonpark.media

And this is the part where I ask for your financial assistance...

I do have a full-time day job, and I barely sleep. I'd love to fake it and pretend this is easy, but it's just not the case. If you appreciate my work, my story, and my drive, and have the means, I would DEEPLY APPRECIATE your investment into myself and my work. Pursuing the arts are a struggle, but they're important. If you can, please become part of my success story!
Tiers
Thanks for being cool.
$5 or more per month
You're giving me money to make things. You're cool. There's nothing else to be said. Also, wolves are cool. You are a wolf.

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
High five!
$10 or more per month

If we can meet in person, we'll do a slow-mo video of a sweet high five. One that would rival the great films of the 80s. Thanks for your support. Fuck yeah Maverick.
Includes

  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
Here, have my lattes.
$25 or more per month
$25/mo? That's like a week's worth of lattes that you're giving to me instead to keep creating cool stuff! You're rad for giving up your lattes.

Includes
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
Basically your cable bill.
$50 or more per month
So I'm basically your cable bill. $50/mo? You really believe in what I'm doing. I mean, maybe in 2008. I guess cable costs more now? I'm not sure. I only have internet and use Netflix and Hulu. Really though, that's honestly the way to go. Who watches cable in 2017 anyway?

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
All of the brownie points.
$100 or more per month
Okay, you're a great person. Your mother was right. You're earning all the brownie points you need to get into whatever afterlife you've been eyeing. You believe in what I'm doing intensely enough to give $100/mo of your hard earned money to me so I can keep moving. You're amazing.

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
  • Let's get pizza whenever you're in LA! My treat.
  • Limited edition photographic print by me
  • Thank you spot on the front page of my official website (michael
Eternal Thanks, literally.
$500 or more per month

You are a deity. At the $500/mo level, you'll be recognized for making my work possible F-O-R-E-V-E-R. In any work I do that has credits (where applicable - not sure if Paramount will give me immediate leverage on a film) while I'm collecting money from this Patreon page, you'll be thanked, by name in a very specific credit. Hopefully you're an extremely wealthy individual and can afford to support an artist at this level, otherwise you're just crazy, but amazing. Even after all the stars burn out, and the universe goes cold, I'll be thanking you...somewhere.

Includes

  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
  • Let's get pizza whenever you're in LA! My treat.
  • Limited edition photographic print by me
  • Thank you spot on the front page of my official website (michael
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Credits on anything I do that has credits, eternally
I'm an Emmy award-winning filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California. I know, you haven't heard that one before. Here's the part that's slightly different...

I moved out here nearly 9 years ago with literally 3 suitcases and $350. That's right, you read that correctly, I showed up here with $350 to my name. I had a 2002 Cavalier with 160,000 miles and no working A/C. Things have changed a bit since then, but not without it's balance of successes and setbacks. I had to spend a year back in Chicago as my dad was diagnosed with (and shortly passed away from) cancer, and I've traveled back and forth quite a bit as my mom received a kidney transplant in 2017.

Despite this, I've kept going. This is who I am and I can't do anything else.

From my little one bedroom in West Hollywood, I'm working on a number of projects (32 projects in various stages -- I'm not kidding, I have a spreadsheet to track it all).

I've completed a few things already, including an Emmy award winning spot, for a great cause: http://www.brightonpark.media

And this is the part where I ask for your financial assistance...

I do have a full-time day job, and I barely sleep. I'd love to fake it and pretend this is easy, but it's just not the case. If you appreciate my work, my story, and my drive, and have the means, I would DEEPLY APPRECIATE your investment into myself and my work. Pursuing the arts are a struggle, but they're important. If you can, please become part of my success story!

Recent posts by Michael Racanelli

Tiers
Thanks for being cool.
$5 or more per month
You're giving me money to make things. You're cool. There's nothing else to be said. Also, wolves are cool. You are a wolf.

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
High five!
$10 or more per month

If we can meet in person, we'll do a slow-mo video of a sweet high five. One that would rival the great films of the 80s. Thanks for your support. Fuck yeah Maverick.
Includes

  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
Here, have my lattes.
$25 or more per month
$25/mo? That's like a week's worth of lattes that you're giving to me instead to keep creating cool stuff! You're rad for giving up your lattes.

Includes
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
Basically your cable bill.
$50 or more per month
So I'm basically your cable bill. $50/mo? You really believe in what I'm doing. I mean, maybe in 2008. I guess cable costs more now? I'm not sure. I only have internet and use Netflix and Hulu. Really though, that's honestly the way to go. Who watches cable in 2017 anyway?

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
All of the brownie points.
$100 or more per month
Okay, you're a great person. Your mother was right. You're earning all the brownie points you need to get into whatever afterlife you've been eyeing. You believe in what I'm doing intensely enough to give $100/mo of your hard earned money to me so I can keep moving. You're amazing.

Includes
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
  • Let's get pizza whenever you're in LA! My treat.
  • Limited edition photographic print by me
  • Thank you spot on the front page of my official website (michael
Eternal Thanks, literally.
$500 or more per month

You are a deity. At the $500/mo level, you'll be recognized for making my work possible F-O-R-E-V-E-R. In any work I do that has credits (where applicable - not sure if Paramount will give me immediate leverage on a film) while I'm collecting money from this Patreon page, you'll be thanked, by name in a very specific credit. Hopefully you're an extremely wealthy individual and can afford to support an artist at this level, otherwise you're just crazy, but amazing. Even after all the stars burn out, and the universe goes cold, I'll be thanking you...somewhere.

Includes

  • Connect with other patrons
  • Send me your social media accounts and I'll follow you back!
  • A hand-written, hand-picked thank you card in the mail
  • Pre-release access to content I create
  • I'll give you a call once a month and chat about what's going on
  • Let's get pizza whenever you're in LA! My treat.
  • Limited edition photographic print by me
  • Thank you spot on the front page of my official website (michael
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Credits on anything I do that has credits, eternally