Most of us have heard of Bitcoin. Few of us understand what makes it tick. Bitcoin is changing the world, however the ideas driving these changes aren’t the easiest to understand. The Bitcoin Executor will be a feature film that aims to tell a good story and provide viewers with a satisfying cinematic experience while seamlessly introducing them to the basic concepts surrounding Bitcoin.
The Bitcoin Executor won’t be a documentary, but rather a fiction film that weaves Bitcoin related material into a traditionally crafted narrative. The story follows a young economics professor named Ken who receives a request triggered by a dead man’s switch set up by Dr. Dean Sinautra, a colleague and friend who had mysteriously disappeared months earlier. Although philosophically opposed, Ken takes on the task of personally delivering a set of Bitcoin hardware wallets to Dean’s chosen heirs. In the process Ken attempts to find clues that could solve the mystery of Dean’s disappearance. The discoveries made along the way force him to question the things he thought he knew so well.
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.
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.
Our teaser trailer is now live!
We’ve also shot and edited the first seven minutes from our ninety minute script as a “proof of work”.
Check out our article in Citadel21 volume 5.
We’re currently seeking production funds to complete the remainder of the film. The preview as well as a detailed pitch deck are available upon request.
Bitcoin (BTC) donations to the project are welcome.