Cool New Altcoin Documentary
Alt Coin Documentary is Coming…
‘Coined’ is the the first feature-length documentary to cover any emerging any Alt Coin.
Adam Cornelius and ‘This American Life’ contributor Chris Higgins have joined forces to produce this first ever feature-length documentary on Altcoins.
The film seeks to shed light on the stories of those who embraced Bitcoin technology and took it to the next level: those who invented new coins, built businesses around them, and created communities to support each other.
Since the beginning of filming in January 2014 Cornelius and Higgins have collected over 20 hours of raw footage. There is significant coverage of mem-based currency Dogecoin. Its surge in popularity and value since in six short months is well covered.
Existing footage includes on-camera interviews with Dogecoin creator Billy Markus, footage of the “Dogecar” a Dogecoin-sponsored race car, and interviews with NASCAR driver Josh Wise. The trailer is a must watch.
There are also interviews with Josh Mohland, cryptocurrency activists, economists, and business owners who accept Bitcoin and creator of the Dogecoin tipbot. There is some very cool footage of the first “Dogeparty” on Wall Street in New York City.
To finance additional filming of new digital currency stories as they develop, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched. This kickstarter campaign has been doing the rounds on social media.
The campaign will run for 30 days, ending on July 16th, 2014. The team is promising to deliver some fun packages to contributors. These include behind-the-scenes updates about the film during production and rewards options that include digital downloads of the film, DVDs, the film’s soundtrack, and even producer credits.
Higgins, whose work has been featured in The Atlantic, Mental Floss, and This American Life says:
“Dogecoin is like Bitcoin’s goofy, awesome nephew, but it’s also serious business. We’ve interviewed key Dogecoin community members, including Billy Markus, who are turning an internet meme into a part of the global economy. It’s a rare privilege to capture a story with so much heart, at the moment it happens.”
Cornelius previously directed two feature-length documentaries: ‘Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters’ and ‘People Who Do Noise’. He notes:
“I’m really interested in the subcultures that develop around niche technologies. The first time I went to a Bitcoin meetup, the energy was just off the charts. It was like stepping into a different world. I immediately knew there was a story there worth filming.”