There's no doubt that AI will transform Hollywood. But how will an industry built on the simulation of life grapple with its responsibility to 'the real' — and will it even bother?
Decentralized Pictures, the film fund founded by Roman Coppola, Leo Matchett, and Michael Musante, has become the preeminent voice on web3 film, and a core part of the Coppola family mission: to get more independent films made. Mark Fielding explores how the blockchain is making possible an entirely new model of 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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