I recently created a Patreon page for CineFiles. Patreon, for those who don’t already know, is a great service that helps creative outlets stay on their feet. The service works by providing a community in which creators can benefit from fans and donors.
At this stage in CineFiles’ development, I don’t expect to make a profit with the site. On the contrary, I am running a deficit by watching the latest movies the first weekend they are in theaters or on VOD. Patreon gives CineFiles an ability to possibly break even through donations from readers like you.
I am not asking for much. There are currently two donation options: $2/month and $10/month. Any donation amount at or above $2/month will result in a constant thank you from CineFiles in the form of in-article shout outs (including plugs to a social media account of your choice if you provide one).
Donating $10 or more per month will give you the opportunity of requesting a film to be reviewed on the site. This includes independent productions (e.g. a film of your creation, perhaps). It could also be any random movie you think deserves attention (or doesn’t deserve attention).
If you’ve been reading my reviews and like what you see, please consider becoming a patron. I’m not the begging type, but the site does cost money to upkeep. If I could break even through Patreon, that would be good enough for me, and you donating would mean helping me keep my measly dream of being a film critic alive.
Of course, you can still help CineFiles the old fashioned way through shopping with Amazon. Clicking the link will send you to the same Amazon you always use, and everything you buy will be the exact same price it always is. The only difference is Amazon kicks a small percentage of the profits back to me for referring you.
As always—particularly after all this shameless pandering—thanks for reading.