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Can web3 change film financing?

Traditional methods of film-funding leave much to be desired. With it being almost impossible for proposals to gain backing from big, studio executives, filmmakers are often relegated to low-value crowdfunding. Web3 is providing an alternative solution. Dominique Roy discusses Hollywood gatekeeping, and how web3 is making the filmmaking industry more accessible.

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“Good things happen when you push the boundaries” — Cameron Van Hoy on democratising film

Flinch is more than a film franchise: it is also a virtual film studio and film3 community. Producer, writer, and director of Flinch, Cameron Van Hoy, is innovating the film-making process. His platform will give filmmakers and audiences alike the tools to build their own, unique stories. Mark Fielding asks, is Flinch the prototype for the democratisation of film-making?

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“I hope filmmakers can greenlight themselves with the power of JPEGs” — creating Calladita with Miguel Faus

The phrase ‘art is the utility’ rings more true in film than anywhere else. Miguel Faus is making one of the world's first films funded entirely by NFTs. Barcelona-born, his film ‘Calladita’ is an example of how web3 is empowering new voices to tell new stories. He tells Mark Fielding how it's happening.

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“I call it the degen-aissance” — in conversation with Josh Wagner

For 100 years cinema has been controlled by the suits, wielding their power over what gets made, when it gets made and who profits. Josh Wagner is on a mission to blaze a new path that favours creators over committees, community over control, and participation over profits. He speaks with Mark Fielding about Virtue Animation, the Basemint Gang and the future of animation.

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Julian Flores, the strategist behind film3

One of the co-partners behind the NFT Film Squad, Julian Flores admits he “knows zero about making films.” Instead, the entrepreneur and marketer speaks to Mark Fielding about the strategies that web3 filmmakers can use to deliver better experiences than Hollywood, and how he's helping Cameron Van Hoy and Miguel Faus on some of the world's groundbreaking film3 projects.

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“Your vision has to be bigger than your obstacles” — in conversation with David Bianchi

David Bianchi has hundreds of professional credits and is critically acclaimed in mainstream film and poetry, but it was NFTs that made him really pinch himself. He speaks to Mark Fielding about how he's combining spoken word and cinema, and why NFTs are “one of the most important events in art history.”

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Jordan Bayne and the architects behind film3, the NFT movement upturning cinema

Jordan Bayne is the shining inspiration behind web3's attempts to upturn the filmmaking industry, inspire under-represented voices, and leverage community-led IP to tell completely new stories. She speaks to Mark Fielding about the film3 movement, and why it changes everything for filmmakers.

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Web3 x Hollywood: Can NFTs usher in a New Golden Age of cinema?

Mark Fielding journeys through the nascent film3 sector and, scouting both innovation and areas on which to improve, explores the ways that film and web3 have the potential to be a truly impactful and innovative combination.

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"It's essentially web3-native IP that has inspired a movie” — Julie Pacino and the film3 movement

Julie Pacino is making a name for herself in the NFT space, and is making a name for film3 in the future of cinema too. She spoke to Misan Harriman about finding her true self and re-wiring the film industry; Léa Rose Emery tells the story.

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