The first documentary film about Ethereum, dubbed “The Infinite Garden,”collects funds through a campaign at ETH that includes NFT. The project would come out in 2023.
Ethereum (ETH) is starring in a documentary film for the first time and will feature the exclusive participation of its young creator, Vitalik Buterin.
A multidisciplinary team, made up of filmmakers, artists, producers, and crypto enthusiasts, revealed that they are working on the first feature-length documentary about Ethereum. Dubbed ‘Ethereum: The Infinite Garden.’
The film will talk about the decentralized nature of the Blockchain project and will feature a set of interviews with many of its top leaders, and personalities including its co-founder, Vitalik Buterin.
As part of the presentation of the film project, the team is working on a novel financing campaign that also includes non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on the Ethereum network. Crowdfunding will happen through the Mirror platform, where, in a matter of two days only, they have already gathered about 50% of the funds.
The Ethereum Documentary
There are multiple film and documentary productions on cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, but there has never been a solo film about a currency like Ethereum. This film will be the first to portray the decentralized technologic vision behind Ethereum and the minds that manage the platform.
Film production company Optimist is in charge of the documentary, with Carrie Weprin taking the lead as producer and Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple serving as co-directors. Weprin and Ingrasci were aware of the crypto ecosystem before getting involved in the project but said that the interviews they did for the film made them a fan of Ethereum.
According to the website, this past spring, the team established an exclusive filming relationship with Buterin and Ethereum Foundation CEO Aya Miyaguchi. “We are now broadcasting and talking to many of Ethereum’s most innovative community members,” they stated on the matter.
Financing Campaign in ETH and NFT
The filmmakers behind the project commented to the CoinDesk medium that the crypto financing campaign was the most viable way to collect funds. The filmmakers chose this way because it keeps alive the creative vision of the project. It also shapes the outcome of such a film and encourages more community members to get into it.
The NFT pieces are the product of a contribution between Past Palms, a New York-based producer who brings the music for NFT, and the artist ‘pplpleasr‘. The different series of collectibles denote, for their part, the levels of participation in the project.
95% of the funds raised will go to the film production budget. Meanwhile, 2% will go through donations to Carbonfund.org, carbon offsetting, and 3% for Gitcoin Grants. ( the campaign has already raised 374 ether and it keeps increasing.)
According to the schedule, the film might see the light in the winter of 2023. The team recently announced their intentions to show the film at a major film festival, but they are also looking for its distribution on a streaming platform.
By: Jenson Nuñez