@ericvancewalton, @dougkarr, @the-alien and @andrarchy are thrilled to announce a brand new project made by Steemians who met through Steemit.com, “HardFork”: the first blockchain narrative mini series. A crypto-noir thriller set in a near future world where decentralized factions work to overthrow their society's Central Financial Services (the CFS, hauntingly similar to a militarized version of a certain three letter agency that we all know so well).
A Steem-Backed Professional-Grade Series
Bridging state of the art filmmaking and storytelling techniques with the underrepresented and truly fascinating landscape of blockchain in the narrative space, HardFork will evoke a detailed future forward sci-fi world in which the Steem Blockchain plays an integral part. The same story that will propel our characters through a “Golden Age of Television” style series will also subtly educate the audience on the blockchain in a highly entertaining fashion.
Fans of the series--guided by award-winning director Doug Karr, writer Eric Vance Walton and accomplished actor Christopher James Baker--will invariably become fans of Steemit.com and cryptocurrency as a whole. An ultimate byproduct in creating this narrative work will not only be to entertain, but to help incite mass adoption of cryptocurrency—encouraging awareness, understanding, and investment from the masses.
Centralized v. Decentralized Factions
The tension between decentralized and centralized factions and those seeking a middle ground will propel the protagonist, Vangelis, and the rest of our cutting edge characters through a constantly unexpected and drama-filled narrative that will cast a crypto spell and leave audiences constantly craving more.
Having assembled a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable creatives, our aim is launch HardFork in a matter of months, beginning with a trailer funded through crowdsourced marketing on Steemit, and then moving rapidly into production on the full series.
The biggest success of a media project of this nature is if it helps magnetize a community of highly engaged fans and is seen by the widest possible audience, and we feel Steemit is the perfect platform to nurture that engagement, collaboration and springboard into the public consciousness. From there, the sky’s the limit in terms of how the HardFork Series can influence culture.
Sundance Film Festival alum & Cannes Lion winning director Doug Karr @dougkarr has teamed with Eric Vance Walton @ericvancewalton, an acclaimed American author and Thurber Treat award winner, to craft the tumultuous and futuristic world portrayed in the HardFork Series.
The hugely talented Christopher James Baker @bakerchristopher (Netflix’s Ozark, True Detective, The Purge Election Year) is attached to star and as a writer for the series.
Andrew Levine @Andrarchy will serve as Executive Producer and Blockchain advisor.
@the-alien will be a series writer and associate producer.
@nickytothenines will be heading up growth hacking.
Award winning Cinematographer Joe Victorine @jowvic will lens the project.
An Invitation To Collaborate
This is an exciting time for us. We’re electrified to get your feedback and invite your collaboration and involvement in what we view as a community project with potentially massive reach … but only with your help. Want to see your name in this credit block or get involved in any way, shape or form? If you’re interested in discussing opportunities around the series please feel free to reach out to us on steemit chat at our handles there: @doug.karr or @eric.walton
Thanks so much for your interest and help. We’re so excited to bring the HardFork Series to the community and to the screen and are eager to get your feedback and ideas so that we can make this the best mini series possible for our most important audience: Steemians.
Stay tuned for more, beginning with @ericvancewalton’s upcoming post, New Territory, about his work collaborating on the series so far.
We'd love it if people posted about their ideas on Steemit using the #hardforkseries tag, we just want to point out that in order to avoid any liability that we will be assuming everything posted within that tag is intended to be a derivative work of the HardFork series and so the HardFork team cannot be liable for any apparent similarities between the content and the final product.