21 JUN 2022

NOMA partners with Sefi Carmel to launch crypto anthology film series

The feature films set to be developed by the Japanese film studio are "The Rhetoric Star" and "Opus." A third title will be announced later on this year.

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NOMA confirmed the development of three feature films about the world of crypto, with Sefi Carmel, sound designer of feature films and television, officially joining as composer and sound designer. “Together with our talented team of filmmakers, bitcoin experts and now sound designer Sefi we want to build a series of films that incorporates world-leading knowledge of the crypto industry with creative storytelling,"  Filmmaker and founder of NOMA Taichi Itô  said. "'The Rhetoric Star' is the first of three new Ips that will change the way audiences learn about and experience crypto. Films are made of image and sound, neither of which comes first, so we want to work with a top-notch crew before casting the performers. The days of following the rules of the film industry are over, but 'manners are absolute'.”

The first theatrical feature film in the series, "The Rhetoric Star," is currently in production.  The second film in the series is "Opus," an animated serialized movie which will document the production process of "The Rhetoric Star" and will be released in 1-minute-long segments weekly from now until the film’s release in 2024. The third film is to be announced later in 2022.

Producing "The Rhetoric Star" is Itô. Renowned Japanese animator Haruna Gohzu is leading the animation on the series, known for "Pokémon," "Pokémon the Movie," and "Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur." Also producing the franchise is Mai Fujimoto, also known as Miss Bitcoin, the founder and chief executive officer of Gracone Inc, a Tokyo-based blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy, and Kizuna, a non-profit bitcoin donation organization that supports programs in education and music. Ryo Nakatsuji of leading Japanese crypto publisher CoinPost also joins the film series as a producer.

“Joining the genius team behind this maverick crypto film franchise is an honour. The world and all of its industries is careering towards a virtual future dependant on blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and the like, and we want to create a collective series that collaborates with the world’s crypto experts and brings narratives, storytelling and information to the masses in a creative and accessible way," Sefi Carmel said. 

Joining the genius team behind this maverick crypto film franchise is an honour. The world and all of its industries is careering towards a virtual future dependent on blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs and the like, and we want to create a collective series that collaborates with the world’s crypto experts and brings narratives, storytelling and information to the masses in a creative and accessible way.” Sefi Carmel, NOMA, The Rhetoric Star, Opus

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