The way people communicate is making history again, as the comedy-drama, ‘No Postage Necessary,’ is making an unprecedented, world-wide debut on the blockchain in June. Production company Two Roads Picture Co. has announced the unique premiere of its first feature film, which will be available for purchase using cryptocurrency. The movie is is also set to debut in select U.S. theaters and on VOD at the same time.
For the blockchain debut, Two Roads Picture Co. has partnered with Vevue, a peer-to-peer incentivized video network built on Qtum, the most advanced blockchain in the world. Additional partners include Qbao, a digital wallet to process the cryptocurrency transactions, and CoMakery, a smart contract provider to allow royalty disbursements directly to investors and creatives.
Jeremy Culver, who wrote, directed and produced ‘No Postage Necessary,’ expressed his happiness with the way the comedy-drama will be distributed. “We are thrilled to provide movie lovers around the world a brand new way to experience their entertainment by turning the blockchain into a feature film distribution channel,” the filmmaker stated. “Although this is a first for the industry, we hope it will signal a shift in the way content is shared and consumed. There are many advantages to blockchain distribution, including immutable proof of Intellectual Property rights, transparent royalty payments, and, since all data on the blockchain is resistant to duplication, we can now envision a world where films are no longer pirated.”
In ‘No Postage Necessary,’ Sam (George Blagden) always seems to make the wrong decision. A convicted computer hacker, he’s single, jaded and barred from using the internet. Forced to crash on his brother’s couch, he makes ends meet by working at the local Twistee Treat and stealing mail while disguised as a postal worker. Then, a single pink envelope changes everything. Handwritten by a heartsick Josie (Charleene Closshey) to her late husband, who was a fallen Marine, the tender missive awakens something in Sam.
Desperate to be worthy of such love, Sam conspires to meet the beautiful, young war widow, as he longs to become a better man. As the two grow closer, Josie warms to the idea of a new chance at love, but not before Sam’s past comes knocking in the form of an FBI agent looking for missing bitcoins.
Closshey, who also produced the film, noted that she and the female-led producing team recognized the opportunities around the title the moment they read the script. “We were drawn to Jeremy’s script because it’s timely and relevant,” the actress-producer stated. “Although the film makes light of a misguided cyber genius who can hack a multi-billion dollar corporation within minutes, these types of technological advancements are becoming a normal part of everyday life for society as a whole.”