The legendary film director Spike Lee has just announced a collaboration with the democratized content incubator The Visible Project. This exciting partnership consists of the “Gotta Be Mars” NFT collection. This NFT collection, in turn, serves as the key to the “The Visible Project Portal” – a community that supports emerging filmmakers.
About the Gotta Be Mars NFTs
The “Gotta Be Mars” NFT collection consists of 3,945 generative NFTs; rendered directly from the original 35mm cut of Spike Lee’s debut film “She’s Gotta Have It.” The foundation of each NFT will be the main character of the film, Mars Blackmon.
In addition to owning a super-cool NFT, holders will gain access to “The Visible Project Portal” community. They will also gain voting rights in Visible Project greenlight decisions and access a private Discord channel and on-chain portal. What’s more, they will receive tickets for in-person and digital events, early access to capsule collections, as well as unlockable merchandise and airdrops.
The Spike Lee x The Visible Project collaboration
The main mission of this project is to create a community of film fans excited about web3-powered film greenlighting. The Gotta Be Mars team will also work with aspiring filmmakers to package digital pitches. These filmmakers, in turn, will pitch their films to the community, who will vote for their favourite pitch.
The winning filmmakers who receive the most community support will receive the funding needed to transform their pitch into reality. The token holders who voted on the winning proposals will not only receive products associated with the film, but also a producer credit.
At the end of season one, the Gotta Be Mars team will organise the first annual Visible Festival. This will be a multidisciplinary event with live music acts, keynote speakers, digital art and, of course, film. The funded films will also be premiered at this event. Through Visible Festival, both Spike Lee and The Visible Project want to create a new model for web3 communities; one that integrates both online and offline events to celebrate the arts.
About The Visible Project
Simply put, The Visible Project is a democratised content incubator. The team works with legendary creators on NFTs, which will power a new generation of storytellers.
The Visible Project elevates storytellers from around the world by supporting indie films and TV pilots by emerging creators. By using web3 and NFTs, Visible Projects wants to eliminate gatekeepers in the film industry and make the industry more accessible to new talent.
It is important to note that this NFT collection will mark Spike Lee’s tenure as chairman of The Visible Project. As the latest film veteran to get involved in web3, Lee is showing everyone how NFTs can be used to boost new talent.