Tech firm Slate Entertainment Group has acquired James Corden-backed Fulwell 73’s cryptocurrency documentary Beyond Bitcoin for its Blockchain VoD platform Binge.
The seven figure deal was announced after Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival revealed that it has become the first major movie fest to accept the cryptocurrency.
The documentary, directed by Jake Witzenfeld, tells the story of crypto financier Ryan Radloff, blockchain diplomat Perianne Boring (pictured) and anarcho-capitalist Roger Ver over the course of one year on their separate journeys to decentralise and redefine money and power.
It covers the rise of altcoins, the civil war within the crypto community, the proliferation of ICOs, the evolving conversation with governments and regulators and the potential of blockchain technology beyond its application to currency.
The deal with Fulwell 73 and Conch Studios was struck by Slate Entertainment Group consultant XYZ Films. Beyond Bitcoin will launch in March 2019.
“We are going beyond the Bitcoin price hype. This is a global portrait of an emerging future in all its complexity told through the lives of three diverse and deeply passionate pioneering dreamers,” said Witzenfeld.
“As a company, we are always looking for new and innovative distribution platforms, new ways to reach and engage with our audience and for the ideal partners for our content,” added Fulwell 73 co-founder Leo Pearlman. “Binge is the perfect fit for our film and is the natural place for viewers to find and engage with this content. The excitement for us as content creators is that they offer unprecedented transparency, cutting-edge analytics, and guaranteed payment terms, all of which empower producers like ourselves and offer a very different distribution option than those currently on the market.”