Art as a Disruptive Weapon

Over the past forty years digital technology has radically changed artistic activity. Now tech companies control how artists get benefit from their work. Digital middlemen reap the biggest rewards from artistic activity and artists  produce content for free.  Essentially this is a crisis in the media content distribution system.

But with every technical innovation there is always a disruptive opportunity. In 2012 a group of artists that had known each other for over 20 years, formed the ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE, and decided to make a movie.

 

Ken Fanning Director – Pitts Circus Movie, and one of the  ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE members said “Our mission is to see Art as a weapon for social change”.

The PITTS CIRCUS MOVIE is a off-beat, road movie about an Australian circus family struggling with their own personal demons while they pursue artistic excellence, unaware that there are big international forces seeking to destroy them.

ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE is a collective of a circus family, film director/physical theatre performer; and physicist/drone artist/cryptocurrency expert. They decided to show that there are alternatives to Hollywood in both storytelling and visual language.

The group collected like-minded individuals to work on the movie, including performers, camera and lighting specialists, owners of locations, logistics suppliers and built them into the ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE.

The Venture used the new programmable blockchain Ethereum technology to

  • fund their project
  • develop a radically different distribution system
  • build the artistic and consumer community
  • create a new crowd funding concept
  • incentivise the involvement by people contributing to the project, and as those who are consumers.
  • control the allocation and distribution of costs and benefits across the project delivery chain

Roadmap:

  • Shooting the Pitts Circus Movie in Australia and Switzerland Jan 2017 April 2017
  • Postproduction Pitts Circus Movie editing May 2017-August 2017
  • Opening applications for 2018 ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE second project– August 2017
  • Postproduction Pitts Circus Movie audio September 2017
  • Voting on 2018 ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE second projects September/October 2017
  • Pitts Circus Movie at Film festivals October 2017 – May 2018
  • Second ETHEREUM MOVIE VENTURE Project 2018

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