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"
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.