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MISSION

Most of us have heard of Bitcoin. Few of us understand what makes it tick. The open blockchain technology behind Bitcoin is changing the world, however the ideas driving these changes aren’t the easiest to understand. The Bitcoin Executor will be a cinematic educational feature film that aims to use the power of storytelling to help viewers wrap their heads around this exciting new digital landscape. Our goal is to increase objective awareness and decrease FUD through an entertaining alternative method of learning. We have a completed script with an estimated run time of ninety minutes that we would like to finance for production.

STORY

The Bitcoin Executor won’t be a documentary, but rather a fiction film that weaves educational material into a traditionally crafted narrative. The story follows a young economics professor named Ken who receives a posthumous request from a recently deceased colleague tasking him with the distribution of five hardware wallets containing a small fortune in Bitcoin. In the process of personally delivering the wallets Ken learns a great deal from the recipients about Bitcoin’s use cases, functionality and economics. The experience makes it clear that the world is adapting to new concepts of digital currency, forcing Ken to question his preferred economic theories as well as his reluctance to change. Audiences will learn alongside the curious yet stubborn professor as he studies this exciting new technology with a healthy eye of skepticism.

TEAM

Our team is passionate about the story we’re trying to tell.

CHRISTOPHER ARCELLA  (WRITER/DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER)

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Christopher earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture where he worked as an assistant to the director of the Virginia Tech Multimedia Lab. Following graduation he gained experience as a designer at IDEO San Francisco and Blu Dot before running an interaction design studio called RUNROBOTS. During this time Christopher built his writing and directing skills by making many of his own movies and working part time at the office of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Over the years he has consistently maintained this balance between writer, director and designer resulting in a versatile creative process.

DANIEL MROSS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

Daniel was a producer and star of the extremely popular documentary feature film The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has gone on to become one of the most watched Bitcoin films ever made. Daniel currently runs Altangent Labs, a Pittsburgh based team of engineers developing software to help the adoption of Bitcoin and digital assets.

AMARI CHEATOM  (LEAD)

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Amari Cheatom is a graduate of The Juilliard School. His film and television projects include: Newlyweeds (Sundance Film Festival), Night Catches Us (Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films), Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story, Relaxer (SXSW Film Festival), The Alchemist’s Cookbook (SXSW Film Festival), Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Dan Gilroy’s Roman J. Israel, Esq.

ALAN WEBBER  (CO-PRODUCER)

Alan Webber grew up in rural northeast Iowa. He obtained his master’s degree at New School University, while working for director, Hal Hartley. He’s also worked as a producer and distribution manager for other filmmakers such as Jessica Oreck and Nathan Silver. Alan has made numerous short films, world travel videos and music videos and has written several feature-length screenplays. He’s also the founder of the critically acclaimed Rural Route Film Festival which is known for highlighting unique stories about overlooked people and cultures outside of the mainstream.

JASON PAUL (CO-PRODUCER)

Jason got his creative start drawing and writing comics before studying fine art as a youth. He holds a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where he studied graphic design, painting and drawing. He served on the Cooper Union Alumni Council from 2013–2016. Jason has been designing and creating websites, brand identities and campaigns since 2000. He’s designed and art directed for numerous clients and employers across various industries.
PLAID  (COMPOSER)

The score for The Bitcoin Executor will be created by the London-based electronic music duo Plaid, otherwise known as Andy Turner and Ed Handley. Plaid are seasoned film composers who have created original scores for a variety of film and television projects. They’ve also released a number of full length albums and one soundtrack through the renown music label Warp Records.

COLLABORATIONS

To help us achieve our vision, The Bitcoin Executor is collaborating with respected projects in the crypto space. A few of our collaborations are listed below, more will be announced soon. Get in touch for details on how to participate.

PRESS

The Bitcoin Executor has been mentioned in a few news articles. Note that some refer to the project by the working title, Decentralized:

Toshi Times (feature)

Filmmaker Magazine (feature on our short The Satoshi Sculpture Garden)

No Film School (mention)

Yahoo News (mention)

Screen Daily (mention)

SHORT FILM

The images on this site were taken from our short film entitled The Satoshi Sculpture Garden which has been featured in a number of film periodicals including Filmmaker Magazine and the January issue of Labocine. Check it out here on Vimeo or here on YouTube and take a stroll through an imaginary sculpture garden where all of the artwork is inspired by Bitcoin. Note that although this video is experimental, The Bitcoin Executor will be made in a more traditional narrative style.

CASTING

We’re currently casting roles for non-union actors and extras based in NYC. Read our casting notice to learn more and to apply.

CONNECT

If you’d like to connect please send an email.

Note that The Bitcoin Executor is currently in pre-production. We have a completed script and are in the process of raising production funds. A detailed pitch deck is available upon request.