There’s a lot that has been going on in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Trust Machine, a feature-length, meticulously crafted documentary, unfolds a real-time history of the major events happening in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sphere.
The documentary makes an excellent attempt to cover the intricacies of cryptocurrency and blockchain in a more comprehensible manner. The film goes into details explaining how the fintech industry has, over the years, managed to touch human emotions and sentiments, presenting a spice of regulations, frenzy, controversies, brilliance and all that goes around the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.
Here’s a glimpse of The Trust Machine trailer.
Crew Behind Trust Machine
The documentary happens to be the very first by SingularDTV’s, an entertainment studio, with Kim Jackson as the show’s producer. The documentary is co-produced by the award-winning Trouper Productions and Futurism Studios.
Other prominent names featured as executive producers are: Alex Klokus, Zach LeBeau, Arie Levy-Cohen, and Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum. The director of the show, who’s also the man behind the scenes of the unfolding stories, is Alex Winter. The powerful and succinct voice that narrates the story is of actress Rosario Dawson.
The entertainment studio is a blockchain-based platform built on the Ethereum blockchain to help film makers create and distribute their content, and raise funds.
The Story Line
The documentary enwraps a number of real-time events; including the sharp comments about the dangers of cryptocurrencies by Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s Chase CEO, as well as the crucial role that blockchain plays in solving real-world problems such as refugee crisis and hunger.
Kicking off the story, with a compelling message, is Lauri Love, a computer scientist and British activists. She begins the documentary by saying that blockchain is “going to scare the sh*t out of some very powerful people.”
The computer scientist has been previously accused of stealing data from the government of the United States, including the Missile Defence Agency. It’s no surprise that the film goes into detail about blockchain, showing how the technology breaks existing barriers of power, digital privacy, and activism.
Market Disruptors’ cryptocurrency analyst, Mark Moss, has been tracking the documentary for long, stating that the concept of cryptocurrencies has created mass intrest from individuals, noting that “Even if Bitcoin fails, people are now awake and aware, and the revolution will still continue to grow.”
Moss further said that:
“Since the dollar was removed from the gold standard in 1971 the United States and the rest of the world have moved to a debt based system and have created trillions and trillions of dollars of debt. This entire system works as long as people continue to have faith and trust in the system, but with cryptocurrency giving people a better option and blockchain, overall, driving greater decentralization, banks and any organization that holds power via a centralized action see this new era as a massive threat.”
Director Alex Winter on Making the Documentary
Alex Winter, the director, talked about his reasons behind making the film, saying that he’s fascinated by the power that blockchain technology holds across several industrial services and applications. In his own words, Winter said that:
“Bitcoin matters, but blockchain is really where the changes are going to come. The implications are huge if you think about it. There are huge changes happening in our 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.”
Blockchain Space is Still Evolving
According to Alex Winter, the blockchain space is in its infancy and still evolving, providing tremendous opportunities. He advocates for collective learning, especially from mistakes, saying that
“My interest is always the people at the heart of such stories, and communicating the bigger themes and sociopolitical implications, and not in attempting to explain the ‘math’ of it all.”
If the Trust Machine documentary excites you, you can catch it in New York’s Cinema Village on October 26, 2018, where it will be running for a week. The next schedule will be in Los Angeles on November 16th at the Laemmle Monica.