INDIE FILM FUNDRAISING WITH NFTs
A Marine and crypto entrepreneur embark on road trip of self-discovery.
We believe anyone who struggles with thoughts of suicide should know they are seen and their life matters, especially our military veterans. We are bringing hope and awareness to this cause the only way we know how as independent filmmakers, by making a movie.
Thank you for joining us.
Barracuda Media is an independent film company crowdfunding with NFTs to start production on their full length feature film.
Barracuda is an original story (not a documentary) about a young Native American Marine struggling with PTSD who embarks on a cross country road trip with his best friend, an Indian American crypto entrepreneur. Traveling across the legendary Route 66 in a 1974 Plymouth Barracuda, the bonds of brotherhood are tested as our hero discovers his inner warrior and a new mission worth living for.
NFT ORIGIN STORY
In February 2022, Mike Reyes, 3D artist and co-founder of Hope Warriors Project, created and auctioned off 22 custom 3D Barracuda’s on Cardano to bring awareness to our film and the fact that too many veterans are taking their own lives everyday. 100% of the proceeds were gifted to us. It gave us the push we needed to start our NFT journey.
To thank the community, we are releasing a hand drawn Genesis NFT collection by digital artist and U.S. Army veteran, E. Anthony Lees, on both Cardano and Ethereum blockchains.
Cardano Genesis - 510 pieces free minted in August 2022
Cardano Series 1 - 7777 piece 3D collection releasing September 29th, 2022
Ethereum Genesis - Releasing winter 2022
Ethereum Series 2 - Releasing Q1 2023
22 OG BARRACUDAS
All Series 1 & 2 benefits
Special thanks in credits
Double Whitelist privileges
Whitelist access token
SERIES 1 & 2
Access to the movie
Eligibility to win a 1971 Ford Mustang
Eligibility to win the Barracuda featured in the movie
Native fine art giveaways
Exclusive content & events
Road-trip worthy destination discounts
Rare Golden Cuda’s unlock next level prizes such as being an extra in the film or attending the live premiere
2.5% of all proceeds from Series 1 & 2 will be donated to The Waymaker Foundation
Genesis Part 1
Series 1 NFT’s
Native Warrior Free Mint
Genesis Part 2
Series 2 NFTs
Series 3 NFT’s
Film Trailer Release
Film Festival Circuit
Subject to change due to production schedule
MEET THE TEAM
FAQ & POLICY IDs
WHAT IS AN NFT?According to Coinbase.com NFTs (or “non-fungible tokens”) are a special kind of crypto asset in which each token is unique — as opposed to “fungible” assets like Bitcoin and dollar bills, which are all worth exactly the same amount. Because every NFT is unique, they can be used to authenticate ownership of digital assets like artworks, recordings, and virtual real estate or pets.
HOW TO MINT BARRACUDA
WHY ARE YOU USING NFTS TO FUND YOUR FILM?After discovering a thriving NFT community and live spaces on Twitter, Dayna and Shivang felt like they had found a new online family. As a result of the community's encouragement and support, they entered the NFT movement. Independent films have always struggled to secure funding, and over the last decade increasingly go direct to audiences to fundraise using platforms such as Kickstarter. Now, NFTs are changing how filmmakers connect with audiences and potential investors. “We are excited to be at the forefront of this new revolution. NFTs allow us to build a loyal community without a middleman before production even begins. Knowing there’s an audience already anticipating the film is thrilling.” -Shivang Mehta
WHY CROSS CHAIN?As filmmakers, we want to reach the widest audience possible. Building a cross-chain community will not only help bring this story to life, but promote healthy, authentic, cross-chain relationships in web3. We believe this is a much needed step toward mass adoption. Please note the Cardano and Ethereum Series 1 & 2 3D collections will be different. Holding an NFT from both chains will make the holder eligible to win the actual Barracuda car featured in the movie. More details to come. About Ethereum: Ethereum is a technology that's home to digital money, global payments, and applications. The community has built a booming digital economy, bold new ways for creators to earn online, and so much more. It's open to everyone, wherever you are in the world – all you need is the internet. About Cardano: Cardano is a blockchain platform built on a groundbreaking consensus protocol that pursues evidence-based development, for unparalleled security and stability. Cardano has a currency called ADA. Cardano is a new operating system for finance, identity, and governing. It is quickly becoming a favorite among creatives for its low cost and security.
Policy IDs for 22 OG Barracudas:Barracuda 1 - 814241677558be301327c3bb6a1f0f181f4625e4297d761cd1911b18 Barracuda 2 & 3 - dd57671aa6e26d2724b3862cd9728240fd14d0c618cc10c9077a561d Barracuda 4 - 22 - 657ae4a5305f43afd23d13ce276bf370e2e34f3ec088614ab2d985da
Policy ID for Genesis Free Mintee23dd7fc5512d5de1ce33c06b06f739d44d7bb5c206bd010ca87b4f
Policy ID for Barracudas Series 18304962fd096a67121eab63f1d1585f658cea71301eda135b5cde5ca