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Anthony Hopkins Stars in NFT-Distributed Pandemic Movie ‘Zero Contact’

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Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is the star of a new movie filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and is now available to premiere via the NFT platform VUELE. The movie follows five characters from around the world who share a common devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (played by Anthony Hopkins). Upon discovering that Hart’s most secret invention is a machine that will either solve mankind’s problems or end all life on earth, they are forced to work together to shut down the project.

VUELE [pronounced View-lee] is the world’s first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film NFT-based viewing and distribution platform. Zero Contact, a movie filmed largely via the popular Zoom video messaging platform, was produced and directed by Rick Dugdale (Intrigo Anthology, Recon) and written and co-produced by Cam Cannon (USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage).

NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) have exploded in popularity throughout 2021 following the multi-million dollar sale of several digital paintings based on the popular Ethereum protocol. The tokens are a type of blockchain-based digital representation of ownership, existing only in their unique, individual form and not equally exchangeable for any other NFT. Their ability to provide a means of exchanging proof of ownership in an entirely autonomous, digital method has made them particularly popular in the art world.

Users who sign up to the VUELE film platform will be able to view and purchase NFT-based films, giving fans a first-of-a-kind opportunity to access limited-edition film and film content.

“This project was truly a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Rick Dugdale, VUELE co-head. “We had to innovate at every step of the way, shooting in 17 countries around the world during a global pandemic. It only makes sense for a film like this to continue its ground-breaking trajectory by revolutionizing the way Hollywood films are premiered, viewed, and shared utilizing blockchain technology.”

In a joint venture between blockchain firm CurrencyWorks and Enderby Entertainment, VUELE hopes to provide movie fans and collectors alike with the ultimate consumer-focused digital collection and viewing platform.

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