The producer and director of the first NFT Feature Film, Starring the Oscar-Winning Best Actor Anthony Hopkins, it’s everything but conventional, said the producer and director Rick Dugdale. The film was recorded remotely in 17 different countries due to Covid-19 prevention protocols. Trailer Inside.
Oscar-Winning Best Actor Anthony Hopkins will star in the first feature film released on the blockchain along with Tuva Novotny and Aleks Paunovic as the main characters.
The film’s plot tells the story of five people who follow an innovative scientist who created a dangerous machine.
The film Zero Contact will be released as NFT on September 24 this year and was recorded remotely, entirely through the Zoom app, in 17 different countries due to Covid-19 prevention protocols.
It follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Hopkins). They are forced to work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention, a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth.
The actors depended on using home devices and the video calling app Zoom to produce the movie. The feature is by independent producer Enderby Entertainment and the screenplay is by Cam Cannon. Zero Contact is expected to be released on Vuele.
To accompany the trailer’s release, Vuele has launched a Golden Ticket Sweepstakes, which includes a variety of digital assets developed by CurrencyWorks. The Vuele Golden Ticket is the official access pass to the first four “wide release” film NFTs that will be available on the platform.
100 tickets are being randomly distributed to Vuele members each week throughout September.
NFTs help movies fight piracy
The choice to use this technology for the distribution of the film was mainly due to the potential for valuing the work by creating a system of product scarcity while it is verified and protected in a blockchain network, directly combating piracy. There is still no pricing information.
It is a distribution model that does not effectively focus on preventing pirated reproduction of the film, but rather on valuing the original work and file by registering it as a digital asset.
Through Vuele’s NFT marketplace, users can purchase cinematic content with digital or conventional currencies. Zero Contact seems to be the platform’s launch project, which has not yet announced any new plans, nor has it detailed some technical aspects, such as which blockchain its service will operate on.
Zero Contact appears to be the only project announced at this stage, and the firm hasn’t specified which blockchain the marketplace is built on. Vuele’s website states:
“Members will have the opportunity to purchase and watch feature-length films and highly sought-after content, including behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage, bonus features, exclusive Q&As, #filmobilia, and so much more.”Vuele’s NFT Marketplace
There appears to be a growing trend of film and television productions that either utilize blockchain tech or are focused on crypto narratives.
Cointelegraph reported on July 8 that a new reality show is casting crypto users who have been locked out of their wallets. The series will offer consultation from crypto and cybersecurity experts to help users try and recover access to their funds.
Also, the AMM Global production company announced an upcoming 12-episode series dubbed “Crypto Keepers” set for 2022, with the story focused on NFTs and a competition between developers from Hong Kong and America to create a new digital currency.
In June, Fox Corp. announced the launch of a $100 million creative fund for NFTs to accompany its new NFT firm Blockchain Creative Labs.
Blockchain Creative Labs will provide dedicated NFT marketplaces for partnered shows, such as a new animated series dubbed “Krapopolis” from Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon.