Your support really does make a difference!
You need a subscription to access this page.
This page can only be accessed by subscribers to the I've got a buck a month! and higher tiers. Subscribe now to get access.
This is your chance to join me on my journey and become a patron of the arts!
If you already know you want to join pick a tier to the right and subscribe! If you have trouble with subscribing go to the bottom of this page for help.
As a creative I need to be able to balance my time more efficiently so that I have enough of it to reflect on, develop, and produce the work as well as administer and hustle. That’s why I created a subscription community— to create a more stable income that would allow me to spend my time doing what I am best at— creating things— rather than working for someone else or sitting behind a computer administering things. You can make that happen by becoming a patron.
My goal is this: make the films I want to make in the best way that I can with each film increasing in quality. I want to make these films with people I love to collaborate with, people who respect each other and the process. I want my work to be well-produced stories about women (and men) that ring true and are life-affirming but still edgy. I want to collaborate with, hire, and mentor as many other women as I can along the way. I will continue to use inclusivity and transparency to build my community and to get my movies made.
I am ready to jump full throttle into developing my second feature film, but I need the headspace to get there. Your support will make that happen!
Why work on the second project now?
I want to strike while the iron is still hot. I plan to leverage the community and audience that I have already built around STUCK to make the second film. What I learned on STUCK regarding my strengths and weaknesses is still fresh in my mind and will be used to make the second feature better than the first.
Where does this film fit into my career path?
I started my feature career with the hardest script first. Now it's time to backpedal and produce a more manageable and commercially accessible project. I have two scripts already in the hopper. Like STUCK, they are massive undertakings. I am not in a position to ramp up so quickly. The second feature is a more manageable film that will allow me to further develop my skills, continue to build my audience/backer base, and produce a higher quality, more accessible calling card to use as proof of "the Jenni Tooley" brand- which will lead to higher budget productions. I also need to get over the second film hump- I sat on a panel where two notable indie producers talked about how the second film is harder to make than the first. I want to prove them wrong.
Practically speaking: where does your money go?
In this model— your trust in me is key as I will make decisions about how to spend the memberships’ contributions on a case by case basis. Until we reach a financial set point, funds will go to paying my salary. As we grow, money will go towards growing the business by purchasing equipment needed for a project, paying a creative contractor to do something I can’t do myself, paying a legal or accounting professional, festival submission fees, travel expenses to festivals…all kinds of things that run a creative business. I will be transparent and keep you updated!
I look forward to getting to know you all better and continuing to build up this great community!
Thank you so much for supporting my career. I truly appreciate it.
Need help with signing up?
1. Choose your subscription level and click on it.
2. A page that asks for your name, email and password should come up. Fill this out.
3. A confirmation email will be sent. Click on "Yes, subscribe me to this list."
4.The system will send you back to the subscription cart.
5.Click on "Subscribe with credit card"
6. This will take you to a Strip Checkout page. Fill out your card info and click on "Subscribe".
Now you should be able to go to the website and access the pages that are included in your tier.
You can find links to log in/out at the bottom of the pages. You will also find a link to your subscription settings at the bottom of the page.