TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN
by Alex Winter
Blockchain entertainment studio SingularDTV is releasing its first feature-length documentary, Alex Winter’s TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN in New York and Los Angeles. Produced by Kim Jackson of SingularDTV, Geoff Clark of Futurism Studios and Alex Winter’s Trouper Productions, the film is financed by SingularDTV, with Zach LeBeau, Arie Levy-Cohen, Alex Klokus and Joseph Lubin as executive producers.
Always one step ahead in signaling technology’s seismic shifts, Alex Winter has built up a body of work that documents how innovation changes the way people live their daily lives. DOWNLOADED (2013, SXSW) explored the downloading revolution and how Napster and file-sharing took on the music industry, leaving musicians wondering about royalty payments and copyrights. DEEP WEB (2015, San Francisco International Film Festival, Sheffield International Documentary Festival) revealed a new kind of internet: decentralized, encrypted and dangerous; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.
In his newest documentary TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN, Alex Winter drills down on blockchain, the decentralized technology that supports cryptocurrencies. Why are banks terrified while UNICEF embraces it to help refugee children? Winter follows tech innovators striking a raw nerve as banks and network pundits rush to condemn volatile cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. British hacktivist Lauri Love fights extradition—his computer skills perceived a threat to the US government. Through the film, Winter reveals that the proponents of the blockchain—a verified digital ledger—are already using the technology to change the world; fighting income inequality, the refugee crisis and world hunger. Narrated by Rosario Dawson.
Alex Winter on his inspiration for TRUST MACHINE: THE STORY OF BLOCKCHAIN:
“The idea of a verifiable ledger is a problem that’s been in search of a solution for a really long time. I got into this working on DOWNLOADED (2013). When I was making my film DEEP WEB (2015), funnily enough, I still had very little interest in bitcoin. Then the world got really confusing with blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and decentralization.
Bitcoin matters, but blockchain is really where the changes are going to come. There are huge changes happening in human culture right now. Never has something like this happened before, ever. And it is fascinating to me. That’s why I really wanted to make this documentary.”
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To learn more about the film, got to www.trustmachinefilm.com
Powered by blockchain technology and built on the Ethereum platform, SingularDTV helps filmmakers fundraise, develop and distribute their content. This ecosystem allows artists to have a direct relationship with their audience. SingularDTV also creates and distributes original content. SingularDTV’s first feature film is THE HAPPY WORKER directed by Duwayne Dunham and executive produced by David Lynch – starring Josh Whitehouse, Thomas Haden Church, and Colm Meaney. Headquartered in Switzerland, SingularDTV has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Follow us @SingularDTV.
About Futurism and Futurism Studios
Futurism covers the breakthrough technologies and scientific discoveries that will shape humanity’s future. Our mission is to empower our readers and drive the development of these transformative technologies towards maximizing human potential. Futurism has over 100M users per month, over 300M Facebook videos per month, and over 15M social media followers. Learn more at www.futurism.com.
Futurism Studios, led by President Geoff Clark, seeks stories that showcase the people, companies, and technologies that are fundamentally transforming society. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Futurism Studios is the original content division for futurism.com, one of the web’s leading science and technology publications. The studio team has produced award-winning documentaries, feature films, digital series, and more. Futurism Studio’s debut feature documentary is TRUST MACHINE. Visit www.futurismstudios.com for more info.
Trouper Productions is the production entity for Alex Winter. Their award-winning work spans feature films, television, advertising and digital.
New York opening date:
Fri Oct 26, Cinema Village
Los Angeles opening date:
Fri Nov 16, Laemmle’s Monica Film Center