New NFTs of Anthony Hopkins Feature ‘Zero Contact’ Available

Vuele has announced two mass consumer drops of the feature film NFT Zero Contact, offering two different choices of NFT bundles to collect and trade on the platform. 

Vuele.io will allow consumers to purchase the “Exclusive Edition” NFT bundle for $59 on Feb. 22 and  the “Collector’s Edition” NFT bundle for $25 on Feb. 28.

There are 2,500 bundles of the Zero Contact “Exclusive Edition” NFT, which includes the feature film, a making-of featurette, a signed poster, and three randomly generated character trading cards. There are 25,000 bundles of the Zero Contact “Collector’s Edition” NFT, which includes both the feature film and poster (not signed).

Vuele’s soft launch in September 2021 offered collectors eleven NFT drops through OpenSea, bringing in revenue of more than six figures, according to the company.

Launched in 2021, Vuele, created by Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks Inc.,is the first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs. Users will be able to become owners of exclusive limited-edition film and collector NFT content which they can watch, collect, sell and trade on the Vuele.io platform.

“We are seeing a lot of areas in entertainment exploring uses for NFTs and Blockchain, with Vuele we’re focused on engaging a fan base in a new distribution model, not to compete with the existing model but as an alternative,” said the film’s producer-director Rick Dugdale, co-founder of Vuele and CEO of Enderby Entertainment. “This is a new revenue stream similar to the way streaming created one or further back when studios were taking back catalogue titles and creating DVD box sets with bonus features. NFTs offer the consumer that same type of exclusive access and collectibility.”

To purchase the Zero Contact NFT bundles, viewers can create their Vuele account on Vuele.io and purchase with a credit card or crypto currency by connecting their digital wallet.

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Produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the pandemic, Zero Contact follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Anthony Hopkins, The Father). They are forced to 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. 

Lionsgate’s Grindstone Acquires Non-NFT North American Distribution Rights to ‘Zero Contact’

Liongate’s Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired non-NFT (non-fungible token) North American distribution rights to Enderby Entertainment’s Zero Contact, a thriller released as the first NFT (non-fungible token) feature film for Vuele.

Grindstone will release the film in May after the NFT window.

Zero Contact follows five characters located all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart played by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father). The characters are forced to 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. The cast includes Aleks Paunovic (“Hawkeye”) Chris Brochu (Soul Surfer, Recon) and Rukiya Bernard  (“Yellowjackets”) and Adrian Holmes (“Bel-Air”). 

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Enderby Entertainment went into production in December on back-to-back sequels for the franchise, filming in Antarctica as the first Hollywood film ever to shoot on the continent. The production will continue to shoot in 13 countries around the world, including Bolivia, Peru, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia and France. 

“We’re continuing to explore a new distribution model that includes an NFT window for feature films, and even more meaningful to partner once again with Lionsgate and Grindstone to release Zero Contact in this unique way,” said Enderby CEO and director Rick Dugdale in a statement. “After our launch on Vuele, we are continuing to break barriers with this franchise as we are the first production to film in Antarctica.”

Zero Contact is a mysterious, twisty thriller that will keep audiences guessing until the very end,” said Barry Brooker, president and CEO of Grindstone Entertainment Group, in a statement. “Featuring a powerhouse performance by Anthony Hopkins, we are confident that Zero Contact will keep moviegoers on the edge of their seats.”

NFT Offering for Anthony Hopkins Film ‘Zero Contact’ Tallies Nearly $100,000

Global NFT (non-fungible token) distribution and viewing platform Vuele grossed nearly six figures with the feature film Zero Contact, according to the company.

Vuele brought in 32.86267 ETH (Ether cryptocurrency) or $93,435 with the release of 11 NFT “drops” of the thriller starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins. The “Platinum Edition” NFT drop alone sold for 20 ETH ($56,860).

Zero Contact is the first feature film NFT distributed by Vuele.

The “NFT drops mark an incredible new step for the feature film distribution industry as well as film collecting and fan engagement,” according to a company press release.

“In just these few short days, we’ve seen a community form around our film, enhanced fan engagement, and also proved a new revenue stream in the industry. We think this is groundbreaking,” Rick Dugdale, co-founder of Vuele and director-producer of the film, said in a statement. “Our goal was to earn the respect of the NFT space in order for us to create staying power and help blaze a new path for filmmakers. Not only is this now a proven distribution model, but we will be able to create new film financing structures moving forward.”

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Each winning NFT allows the lucky winner to be edited into the film with a personal Zero Contact shoot and edit. In addition, each winner receives signed digital artwork of the film poster, the “making of” the film, Crypto Generative Art by REMO x Dcsan and a Vuele “Golden Ticket.” The “Platinum” one of one winner also receives a walk-on role in the Zero Contact Universe.

Vuele NFT Film ‘Zero Contact’ Gets Release Dates

New global NFT (non-fungible token) distribution and viewing platform Vuele has launched the trailer for its thriller Zero Contact, the first NFT feature film release on its Vuele.io platform, as well as release dates or “drops” for different offerings involving the film.

Starring Best Actor Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Zero Contact was produced in 17 different countries entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic. It follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Hopkins). They are forced to 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. The ensemble cast also features Veronica Ferres, Aleks Paunovic, Chris Brochu, Lilly Krug, TJ Kayama and Martin Stenmarck.

It will be offered in several consecutive “drops” with new content for fans, including the exclusive “Platinum Edition” auction launching on the Vuele platform on Sept. 24. The 72-hour online auction of the premiere “1 of 1” drop will feature the opportunity for one winner to join the cast in a walk-on role for the Zero Contact Universe. For both “Platinum Edition” and “Elite Edition” drops, fans will also have an opportunity to be edited into the feature film. Additional drops of the film include the “Exclusive” and “Collector’s Edition” coming in October.

In addition, a “Golden Ticket” sweepstakes offers 100 early NFT fans each week to score exclusive free NFT bundles just for signing up at the Vuele.io site.

“Our platform is designed to offer something to high-end collectors as well as the everyday film fan,” said director/producer and Vuele co-founder Rick Dugdale in a statement. “The Zero Contact Golden Ticket offers fans an opportunity to explore this NFT world and start building their digital wallet to get comfortable watching and owning movies on this new platform. As the NFT market is driven by scarcity, we are offering a ‘1 of 1’ NFT for the film. There will only ever be one minted of its kind.”

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Vuele will offer multiple NFT Bundles for the Zero Contact feature film. Fans can sign up for more information at Vuele.io to receive notifications on auctions and bidding opportunities on the following:

 

Zero Contact Golden Ticket NFT Sweepstakes (ongoing, 100 per week to winners)

  • A digital “Golden Ticket” token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform.
  • NOTE: Each week, 100 winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries, with the final draw on Sept. 30.

 

Zero Contact Platinum “1 of 1” Edition (72-hour online bidding begins Sept. 24)

  • Zero Contact Platinum Edition Original Cut, the only version ever to be minted, and will be the consumer’s to own (1 of 1 editions)
  • All-expense paid trip to visit the production set for Zero Contact Universe to meet the cast, crew and experience a day on the set (1 of 1 editions)
  • A walk-on role in the Zero Contact Universe, available to be utilized by yourself or someone else you nominate (1 of 1 editions)
  • Crypto Art, original generative art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit, an opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual feature film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast (1 of 11 editions)
  • Vuele Golden Ticket, a digital Golden Ticket token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform (1 of 2,500 editions)
  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 editions)

 

Zero Contact Elite Edition (48-hour online bidding begins Sept. 24)

  • Crypto Art – Original Generative Art NFT by REMO x Dcsan (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Personal Zero Contact shoot and edit, an opportunity to have yourself (or someone you nominate) professionally shot and edited into the actual feature film as one of the characters playing alongside Anthony Hopkins and the rest of the cast (1 of 11 Editions)
  • Vuele Golden Ticket, a digital Golden Ticket token providing access to the Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage, as well as access to the Collector’s Edition versions of the next three feature films to be released on the Vuele platform (1 of 2,500 Editions)
  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 Editions)

 

Zero Contact Exclusive Edition (NFT offering available Oct. 4)

  • Zero Contact digital artwork of film poster signed by cast and crew (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Making of the Zero Contact film (1 of 2,511 Editions)
  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

 

Zero Contact Collector’s Edition (NFT offering available Oct. 22)

  • Zero Contact Collector’s Edition, including behind-the-scenes footage (1 of 27,511 Editions)

 

Vuele is a feature-length film and digital collectible viewing and distribution platform created by Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks.

Anthony Hopkins Film ‘Zero Contact’ to Be Released as NFT on Vuele Platform

Enderby Entertainment’s Zero Contact (formerly 92), starring Anthony Hopkins (The Father), will premiere as an NFT (non-fungible token) on new global NFT distribution and viewing platform Vuele.

This is the first feature film acquisition for Vuele, the recently launched direct-to-consumer NFT viewing and distribution platform. On the platform, users via NFTs are able to become owners of exclusive, limited edition film and collector content which they can watch, collect, sell and trade (as consumers can with physical discs, for instance) on the vuele.io platform. Vuele is the first direct-to-consumer, full-length feature film viewing and distribution platform delivering feature films and digital collectible entertainment content as NFTs.

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“Everything about this film is unconventional, from the way we shot the film using Zoom and remote production to its distribution on the first global NFT platform,” stated producer Rick Dugdale, who also makes his directorial debut with the feature film. “We’re thrilled to bring a film of this magnitude with the star power of Anthony Hopkins as our first release on Vuele.”

Produced in 17 different territories entirely virtually during the 2020 global pandemic, Zero Contact follows five characters based all over the world, connected only by their devotion to the late founder and tech titan Finley Hart (Hopkins). They are forced to 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.

Vuele is a joint venture between Enderby Entertainment and CurrencyWorks operated by CurrencyWorks.