Crypto Heads: The Movie By Robert Vetter
Crypto Heads: the Movie is set to be distributed through the Vyre Network streaming platform after a successful run on an indie film festival circuit. After previewing the film, it's clear why this modern take on the timeless story of the dangers of money and human folly was received so well and is sure to be embraced by the general public.
Crypto Heads: The Movie is a Modern Take of the story of Money and Hubris, Through the Lens of the Bitcoin Industry. Without revealing too much, the plot follows Bitcoin investors in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and New York City. With each investor's introduction, the payoff of their investment is revealed, some have made enormous gains and some have lost almost all of their assets. If you're reading this, I'm assuming you're anticipating what's about to happen next: As a game of cat and mouse ensues between the different groups, sides are taken and divided into the haves and have-nots. Characters struggle to be the person holding the most shares of Bitcoin as the country begins to roll out Bitcoin ATMs, bank cards, and easier ways to trade the cryptocurrency through apps. The irony in this film is that while they were all trying to create a security system for themselves by getting a head start on the emerging Bitcoin industry, they were contributing to their own demise.
This movie is extremely exciting and balances action with it's more cerebral elements very well. At the same time, it embraces itself as an indie film which has the capability and reach of a blockbuster action flick. Crypto Heads features one of the most creative scenes that I have seen in a film in a long time. How does the antagonist, played by the very talented Katarina Van Derham, decide that he must dispose of another. He battles with how to dispose of a body without an execution-style shooting, as is the tradition in these cases on film. What happens to him next is pure genius on the writers part. When struggle breeds innovation by forcing artists to scrape together what they have to move the plot forward. This movie has many moments of this and it deeply excites me as a viewer.
The social commentary of this film is very deeply nuanced, stemming from the source of the money in the first place. There are even references to the CBD industry. The use of symbols offers a cerebral experience, amidst a crazy plot full of betrayal and thrilling character motivations.
Going into this movie as a viewer unfamiliar with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general, I was afraid that I would leave the film confused and need to scrape together a review from what I could gain despite my lack of prior knowledge. That was not the case. The filmmakers anticipated the lack of knowledge that a typical viewer would have to surround the subject matter of the film, so they wrote in an omnipotent Bitcoin expert of sorts to occasionally pop up and assist the characters in their investments, and therefore the audience as well. He takes on the role of an investment advisor, an ATM repairman, and a stock trader to offer insight as a human stand-in for the Bitcoin industry. But, if I'm reading into this correctly, then the events at the end of the film offer a grisly prediction of the failure of cryptocurrency at the hands of the society that created it.
The film is a pretty appropriate length of 1 hour and 45 minutes,and it kept my interest throughout the entire film. I found it engaging, educational, and thoughtful. The cast was palpably excited to be a part of the project and it came out every time they were on screen. I'm excited to share this film with the general public once it hits the Internet.
Crypto Heads: the Movie is available to stream for free on Vyre Network, which is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, iPhone, and the web.
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