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Zero Contact feature film brings Anthony Hopkins to the blockchain

Zero Contact // Illustration by Kate Walker

Zero Contact feature film brings Anthony Hopkins to the blockchain


The Future. The movie Zero Contact, starring Anthony Hopkins, will be the first feature film to premiere and be purchasable as a NFT. Besides being a showy statement to draw an audience, Zero Contact’s rollout on the blockchain could be a new way to get customers excited about individual media ownership and protect films from piracy… all while cultivating a community of fans.

Mind your blocking
Zero Contact is making history as the first feature-length film available as a non-fungible token (NFT).

  • Zero Contact will premiere on the blockchain platform Vuele and be sold as various NFTs over the course of several weeks.
  • Additionally, NFTs of the trailer, bonus content, and digital collectibles will be available for purchase, and their release will be staggered over the weeks the film plays.
  • The NFTs give owners access to “limited-edition experiences.”
  • The Vuele premiere of Zero Contact will precede any physical premiere, theatrical run or traditional digital release.

Zero Contact follows five characters based all over the world who are connected by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan, Finley Hart (Hopkins). The team must work together to shut down Hart’s most secret invention — a machine that is either the solution to mankind’s problems or the end of life on earth.

Special edition
In order to make the film as accessible as possible, Vuele doesn’t require customers to have any blockchain experience — all you need is create a profile and have a credit card handy. Founder Cameron Chell eventually wants Vuele to become the go-to direct-to-NFT entertainment platform.

By creating an NFT-release window, Vuele has the opportunity to solve two of the biggest challenges to the film industry since the digital revolution: piracy and consumer ownership. With the physical media industry (BluRays, DVDs, etc) all but gone and Hollywood reeling from record piracy of its day-and-date releases (Disney and Warner Bros. especially), tying viewership to digital ownership could be a revolutionary solution that kills two birds with one stone.