The film’s producers raised $ 1.9 million in just three days.
Aya Miyaguchi, director of the Ethereum Foundation sees this blockchain as an Infinite Garden.
The film Alice in Wonderland, whose plot unfolds when Alice leaves the house and enters a garden where flowers speak, is in competition with the documentary Ethereum: The Infinite Garden. This film, as its name implies, is about the smart contract network developed by Vitalik Buterin.
Information about the project was released on July 14, 2021 on the Ethereum Film website. According to the publication, the film, scheduled for release in 2023, will present Ethereum as “an infinite garden.”
The celluloid plot will show the blockchain as a “decentralized ecosystem with soil, plants and insects” (much like the novel written by Lewis Carrol). The idea, by presenting Ethereum like this, is to show that it is the opposite of “a machine controlled by a central brain.” To Aya Miyaguchi, CEO of the Ethereum Foundation, He is credited with the idea of posing this blockchain as an infinite garden.
For the staging, the film’s producers developed a financing campaign, which “is officially closed.” Their goal was to obtain 750 ethers (ETH), but they managed to collect in three days the sum of 1,035.96 ETH, which is equivalent to USD 1.9 million. This was achieved through 662 sponsors, as reported by the creators through the project’s Twitter account.
The film’s website offers a thank you to the contributors and an invitation to a discussion group on Discord: “Thanks to everyone who contributed and congratulations to our producers. Be sure to join the private discussion on the film, where we will post details on the film’s credits along with updates.
As a way to attract more funders, producers offered rewards for participation, establishing several levels for this.
“We are planning to deliver a series of Infinity Garden NFTs tied to selected credits in the film.” For this they have thought about the digital artist pplpleasr, who describes herself on her website as a 3D creator influenced by anime, video games, underground music and traditional Asian art.
Ethereum: the infinite garden rewards financiers
As a reward for your collaboration with the film, the main funders of the film will receive non-expendable tokens (NFT) Exclusives and their credits will be published during the projection of the film according to its classification:
Whoever has the first place among the collaborators of the film, will have in the film “the credit of executive producer”. The second place will go to the “executive co-producer” and the third place will go to the “contributing producer”.
4 sponsors will also be chosen from a group of 20, whose names will be included in the “Infinite Thanks” section in the film’s credits.
While the Bloom Level will be unlocked, by purchasing the Bloom NFT for 1 ETH. It was determined that the names of the people who acquire this token will be included in the section dedicated to the “special thanks” in the credits of the film.
Also The Outbreak Level was established, which will be available for contributions above 5 ETH. Their names will be included in the “Mirror.xyz Crowdfund Backer” section in the film credits.
For his part, Seed Level will be dedicated to all employees. For them, there will be a thank you mention on the film’s website and access to a private chat to discuss the film, where regular updates will be shared about the film and its recording process.
The film’s portal explains how the funds raised for the film’s production will be distributed:
95% of the budget will go to the production of celluloid, 2% will go towards offsetting the carbon footprint through donations to the Carbonfund.org foundation and the remaining 3% will be given as Gitcoin grants, which will support Ethereum’s open source projects. “All proceeds distributed to the film’s production budget will go directly to the hard costs of making the film.”
The film is scheduled to premiere in winter 2023. Source: ethereumfilm.mirror.
The trip to Ethereum 2.0 will be recorded in the film
As you referred to at the beginning of the article, the movie portal notes that the idea of the infinite garden was conceptualized by Aya Miyaguchi, the executive director of the Ethereum Foundation. It was inspired by James P. Carse’s book Finite and Infinite Games.
In this regard, the website of Vitalik Buterin’s film adds the following:
After the high-stakes journey to upgrade the platform, “Ethereum: The Infinite Garden” is a feature-length documentary that explores the innovative real-world applications of the Ethereum blockchain, the staunch community of enthusiasts and developers, and its creator, Vitalik Buterin, whose vision is that the Internet has the potential to change the world.
By the release date of the film, which has been scheduled for winter 2023, it is possible, according to some estimates, that already the merger between the current blockchain has occurred and version 2.0 of the network. If so, the trip from ETH1 to ETH2 would be recorded in the film.
Within the Ethereum community there is a high expectation for blockchain 2.0. As CriptoNoticias has reported, it is expected, among other things, an increase in the scalability of the network, greater speed and a deflationary currency.