A documentary about the socioeconomic impact that Bitcoin is making around the world. Comprised of interviews from global Bitcoin users
I have been an avid computer gamer since I was a kid. Growing up with video games, I know a thing or two about digital currency. Even though I went to business school, the reality is that I never connected all the dots between virtual money and the real world impact it could potentially make. Well, that gap was bridged when Bitcoin caught my attention a year ago. The recent major events in Cyprus and China have further opened my eyes and changed my perception about cryptocurrency. NOTE: Refer to the Bitcoin Milestone Event Poster below if you are not sure what I'm talking about.
Fast forward to today, we are here and now. You're reading this. And you know my crew and I want to make a movie about Bitcoin. So what are we looking to achieve with a Bitcoin film?
Goals to Accomplish
- Look into multiple lenses of consumer and merchant behaviors across the world about using virtual currency
- Educate the public about how digital currency works and its potential benefits
- Bitcoin's socioeconomic impact around the world, especially in emerging markets
- Understand the viewpoints from entrepreneurs, startup investors, speculators, and small businesses on why they get involved with Bitcoin
- Complete the Bitcoin ecosystem and help build Bitcoin's infrastructure
This is what we really hope to accomplish with our Kickstarter campaign. We will travel to 4 countries for the film if we reach $100K, 7 countries if we reach $150K, and 10 countries if we reach $200K. The following graph should be more intuitive in telling our goals.
Business Insider - "A film would help elucidate Bitcoin's benefits (and shortfalls) for a wider audience"
Bitcoin Magazine - "Films like this documentary are representative of a side of Bitcoin that has been rapidly growing: the human side"
Media Bistro/Social Times - "Bitcoin Is Getting its Own International Movie"
Bitcoin Examiner - "Cryptocurrency might star in a movie"
- Update #1 - "Bitcoin: The Movie" NYC Pledge Party
- Update #2 - "Bitcoin: The Movie" Sponsors Inside Bitcoins Conference
- Update #3 - One Week Update
Ok, let's get to your favorite part. There are plenty of swags and goodies to give away. We are all part of the Bitcoin ecosystem. What goes around should finally come around. Aside from a top notch film, here's what else our supporters can expect as rewards.
*More poster designs are coming soon.
*More screen savers coming soon. It will be a collection of moments that we capture when we are on the road for this journey!
An outstanding team is always a crucial factor for success when executing a challenging project such as this. Fortunately, our crew is comprised with some of the best and brightest talents in the film industry. Our director, cinemagrapher, and editor have won global awards at film festivals. Our team knows how to create memorable and world-class film projects.
Our team is currently made up of four individuals:
Chinese Translation (中文）
现在我们的团队正在用Kickstarter来筹资。如果你对我们的项目感兴趣，请多多支持。你只需要一个信用卡和亚马逊的帐户（www.amazon.com）给我们发款。 如果你有问题，请给我们发邮（firstname.lastname@example.org). 非常感谢！
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Bitcoin is a new form of cryptocurrency that emerged back in 2008. Given that it's still relatively new, its future is fairly uncertain. Right now, people are on both sides of the table. Some are highly optimistic about it, and the rest are pessimistic or neutral. In the process of making this film, our team might hit curveballs because some people do not want Bitcoin to succeed. Certain challenges are expected. However, the fact that Bitcoin is relatively unknown can also act as the catalyst to making a good film, because a good Bitcoin documentary will play an important role in educating the public and helping them adopt to a new currency.
The making of this film requires our crew to travel to different countries in the world and communicate with local people. If English is not widely spoken in a country, it can pose certain communication threats. Luckily, everyone on our team is an experienced global trekker. We are confident that we can minimize the language and culture barriers while shooting this film overseas.
We will be working with a professional fulfillment company to deliver your goodies like photo albums and posters. We'll be keeping a close eye out to make sure things are delivered on time, especially for international shippings.
The global economic climate is unknown for the near future. Where Bitcoin is being utilized the most in 3 or 6 months can be unpredictable. That's what makes this documentary so interesting. Our team will be assessing the best countries to visit where we can make this film.
Last but not least, we plan to finish this film by July 2014, which will give us enough time to submit it to the Sundance Film Festival. Each member on our crew is highly competent and talented in doing what they do. Although it takes lots of hard work to make an excellent film, our film crew will strive to create something exceptional that can linger around for years to come!
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
BASIC BACKER - We wouldn't be able to do this without you. We will put your name on a special backers' page on our website - TheBitcoinFilm.com. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout the film production.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
SCREEN SAVER - Our crew will be taking tons of high-resolution photos while traveling worldwide for this film. We will be sure to get one of the best photos to send as a screen saver for your computer! In addition to all of the above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
SOUNDTRACK - Be one of the first to receive soundtrack used throughout the entire documentary. This is your "Audible" tape with tracks that are played in the film. You will receive it before the film is released to the public. In addition to all of the above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or moreYou selected
ONLINE MOVIE SCREENING - Special online movie screening exclusive for Kickstarter backers. These are live group movie screenings that the film crew will be hosting for our global audience. Watch from your computer or mobile device. // This package also includes all of the above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or moreYou selected
T-SHIRT - You will receive a t-shirt, which will be top notch and very comfortable to wear. We have two designs. Pick one as you wish. // Of course, this package comes with all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $45 or moreYou selected
POSTER - You will receive a poster. We will have a variety of posters, some including awesome scenes our film crew will capture while travelling. // You guessed it right. This package also includes all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $55 or moreYou selected
DVD BUNDLE (EXTRA SCENES) - You will receive a physical DVD, in addition to everything mentioned above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $70 or moreYou selected
BLUE-RAY/DVD (EXTRA SCENES) - You will receive a blue-ray/DVD disc, in addition to all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $120 or moreYou selected
NYC PRIVATE SCREENING - An invite to a special private screening event in NYC. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in NYC. // In addition, you will receive all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
THANK YOU CREDITS - We will give you a shout-out and list you in the special credits of the film. In addition, you will receive all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $400 or moreYou selected
PHOTO ALBUM (30 PHOTOS) - All of these photos will be best of the best in our journey to make this film. Each photo will be captioned to tell a story. // In addition, you will receive all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $800 or moreYou selected
PHOTO ALBUM (80 PHOTOS) - All of these photos will be best of the best in our journey to make this film. Each photo will be captioned to tell a story. // In addition, you will receive all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
ONE-ON-ONE CALL - A member of our production team will take the time out to chat one-on-one with you via Skype or telephone (30 minutes) to answer any questions you may have about our journey. // Of course this package comes with all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $2,000 or moreYou selected
A CALL WITH OUR ENTIRE CREW - All of our members on the production team will be present during this Skype call (30 minutes). We will dedicate our time just for you to answer all your questions about the film and our journey. // In addition, you will receive all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $6,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
SITE VISIT - You are welcome to visit us on site (one day) and be part of the filming experience. You must be over 18. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // In addition to all of the above.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $10,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Executive Producer - We would name you an Executive Producer. That means you will be included in the movie or bonus features on Blue-Ray/DVD. In addition, you will receive all of the above. Please email us at email@example.com for details.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
SPONSOR - We will need sponsors during our tour. This is the place to show your support for our program and the Bitcoin ecosystem. Your company name and logo will be featured on our website and end of film credits. You can also sponsor events before the film's debut. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. // In addition, this package also includes all of the above.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)