The first crypto funded TV series
21Million Productions Ltd is a crypto funded TV production company who is making a TV mini series, set against a backdrop of the existential risk of Artificial Intelligence, that follows Josh and his team of clever geeks as they make an alarming discovery.
A discovery that advances computer science 30 years which gets attention from everyone, creating a basilisk, that just by knowing immediately places you at risk…
“Artificial intelligence is the biggest risk we face as a civilisation and needs to be checked as soon as possible…”
In August we filmed a trailer episode as a short film in Shoreditch, London that will be shown to fans and investors in November during the official launch.
The short film called The Discovery sees Josh and his team make a discovery that has devastating consequences for them all, thet start of the journey of this Tech Thriller as we enter the story for Season 1 which is written.
Filmed by Get Shorty Entertainment Ltd, an award winning short film maker, who filmed the amazing Skid Row Marathon, we were fortunate to have Lorenzo Levrini, a BAFTA winning director of photography and amazing cast of fine actors…
Introducing a new TV Series funded by crypto…
Unlike many Film and TV projects looking to raise funding via a token sale using a crypto currency this project has proven the model works. The pre sale raise was completed in the summer of 2017 delivering sufficient resources to write the story and make the trailer.
The trailer episode has been filmed as a short film (essentially an MVP) called The Discovery. A film that introduces the story, the characters and demonstrates the production quality. The cinema release is planned for London in November 2019, where the content will also be Live Streamed on the night.
The project has accumulated a number of key assets including a full story for Season 1 and the first two episodes written and ready for scripting and production planning.
On Set during the filming of the trailer short film – The Discovery was filmed in August 2019 in Shoreditch in partnership with Get Shorty Ltd with a full cast and crew of more than 40 professionals….
The Discovery - theatrical release
Season 1 - Story
Season 1 follows the journey of Josh the founder at Quantum Jump, a Cryogenic Computing Company as he discovers something that will turn the tables on the race for AI supremacy. Set against a backdrop of the existential risk of Artificial Intelligence, Josh finds many allies in a world where Quantum Computing forces a new ‘cold war’ and ends the means to defend against cyber attacks disappears…
Josh a brilliant computer scientist teams up with Ed who runs a global group called the Social Realists and the fast paced story gathers momentum as it reaches a season finale episode 6.
The trailer episode The Discovery was filmed with our partners Get Shorty Ltd a specialist short film production house, famous for the acclaimed and award winning Skid Row Marathon.
The story is created by Nick Ayton, the short film was co-written and directed by Alex Dawe, with BAFTA winning Director of Photography Lorenzo Levrini adding his personal touches, as momentum builds…
Genre: Suspense, Drama, Tech Thriller
Executive Producer & Story Creator
Nick is a globally recognised name in the world of decentralised ledgers, Blockchains and Deep Tech. A veteran of more than 12 tech starts-ups he has spent more than 40 years in technology. A globally recognised speaker and futurist he believes we have passed Singularity and AI is a major issue for humankind.
The story he has written reflects his desire to awaken the people to embrace what is to come, as an AI Quantum world approaches.
An accomplished writer and speaker, Nick has been focused on Quantum Computing, Artificial General Intelligence and building decentralised operating models for his clients.
Lorenzo is an Award Winning, including a BAFTA, director of photography who lives in London. Born in Rome, he was obsessed with cameras and making his own short films by the time he was 11. After wanting to be a photojournalist for a few years, he discovered cinematography and has been working in the industry for eight years.
Lorenzo has just completed feature film Redcon-1 starring Carlos Gallardo (El Mariachi) and is currently working on short and long form narrative while shooting commercial and music video projects. Lorenzo joins the growing team on the making of our 21M short film – The Discovery
Director & Co-Writer
Alex is a well established award winning director and business owner, with years of experience within film and digital content production. Alex oversees a highly experienced team of full service creative production specialists.
Founder of Quarantine Productions Ltd and Director of Get Shorty Ltd, Alex studied film directing and production at University and immediately saw the potential of the story written by Nick believing it must be made into a TV mini series. Alex is the director of The Discovery.
Meet the CAST – “The Discovery”
Zachery Lewin (Played by David Wayman)
Head of Software Development &Testing
Zach has a Masters from UC Berkely in Computer Science and Cryptography, the son of famous tech entrepreneurs. He is very smart and a brilliant coder and met Josh at a hackathon. Zach like to take risks and push boundaries.
Samuel Wong (played by Matt Barkley)
Sam studied Maths at Imperial College where he met Josh. He is less academic than the others and runs the sales and marketing for Quantum Jump. Sam is hiding something. He has been with Josh from the beginning.
Josh Thomas (played by Matt McClure)
Josh has a Masters Degree from Imperial College London in Computer Science and founded Quantum Jump using money from Bitcoin mining. Josh is also keen on Quantum Computing and loves retro gaming. A brilliant coder he has other things on his mind and keeps a big secret.
Dafney Rogers (played by Olivia DLima)
Daffers met Josh at a hackathon and has a degree in Maths and Computer Science. She is the voice of reason in the team. Passionate and true she sees to good in all situations.
Edwin Davies (played by Nic Pople)
Ed runs a global academic community called Social Realists and he follows everything. He is very clever, yet eccentric, the grandson of Dr Gordon Davies. He has a unique view of what is really going on.
Yula (played by Laura Jean Marsh)
Yula is an assassin at the top of her game, a master of disguise she speaks several languages She dislikes men and hates animal cruelty. She has a dark violent past.
Darab (played by Jonathan Ojinakka)
London Based Asset
Darab is ex British army soldier, a loner and experienced agent, serving all over the world. Good with guns his favourite a Glock 38 which he uses frequently. Unafraid of anything, hates bullies.
Mr Reizler (played by Alexander Devrient)
CEO - BIOTech Company Switzerland
Mr Reizler is the biggest client of Quantum Jump who are building a Blockchain for his BioTech company in Switzerland. His company are about the release a new drug that is revolutionary.
Kat Davies (played by Darcy Ayton)
Kat is a waitress part time while studying Nutrition at Bath University. She works in the local cafe where Josh goes most days.
The journey so far…
The TV project has endured the ups and downs of the crypto market, survived the ‘crypto winter’ from its Initial Coin Offering that in 2017 raised seed capital to write the screenplay and make a trailer as a demonstration of our capabilities.
The project was one of the first ICOs that was not building software, we were on a path to create TV content, where the trailer acts as a Minimum Viable Product from which to move forward and raise further rounds of capital to film Season 1.
21Million Productions Ltd is one of the few that has kept on course despite various protagonists and doubters trying their very best to see it fail, with many simply attacking it and spreading fake news. Despite these attempts we have moved forward and enter the next exciting phase of this project…
“I decided to re-write the story from its original path for two main reasons. Firstly the Bitcoin Blockchain industry has shifted and we wanted to story to be current, and secondly I wanted to make a prequel as short film hat introduces the story which is Season 1” explains Nick Ayton
21M Token Holders
We are fortunate to have a tokenised economy supported by “21M” token that delivers additional flexibility to help us finance the next phase. 21M token was designed as a royalty token, prior to much of the prevailing new regulations, that delivers another dynamic to raising capital. The original token holders will be supported during this next fund raising round as plans are in progress to complete a token SWAP, rewarding early token buyers and offering the opportunity for new fans to buy tokens and get involved.
Token holders will be given the opportunity to own a part of the company that owns the rights to Season 1 story and the IP. A new token will be issued, that will be available on the day of the ‘live’ screening of the pilot episode. 21M tokens will be burned and holders will be issued new tokens.
Making Season 1
There is significant interest in TV Series content as Netflix announce a $6.2billion budget for UK content with other platforms, Hulu, Amazon, Disney looking for content that is on trend and a great story. Season 1 will comprise a full 90 minute first episode 1, followed by 5 or 6 * 45 minute episodes ending in a season finale of 90 minutes.
The rights to the story for Season 1 is owned by a UK Ltd company that will issue a new class of digital shares manifesting in a new (“new token”) that entails that entitles the holder to benefit from income gained from licensing the content to make a full 90 minute pilot episode and 6 episodes that make up Season 1.
Cinema Release & Token Sale
The Discovery has entered post production and the target for International cinematic release is November 2019. This will trigger the token sale for existing token holders and new fans to get involved in the next phase of the project. Your chance to experience the trailer, the prequel to Season 1.
The Discovery will be released as a special viewing at a cinema in London, where you can meet the cast and crew, hear from the story creator and director.
On the night we intend to live stream the trailer short film, and you will get a unique insight into plans Season 1.
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The project will be offering new fans and investors the opportunity to be involved in Season 1.
To register your interest please fill in the form.
News & Updates
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21Million Productions Ltd signs production agreement with UK production house Get Shorty for the making of the TV series prequel “The Discovery”
19 sees a collaborative agreement for the TV project to make the Prequel pilot trailer and an agreement in principle to work on the making of Season 1 of 8 episodes. “We really love what Nick is doing with the story line for the TV show which he has written using his...
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