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Gala Films’ Dystopian Web3 Series RZR Premieres In July

Showrunner David Bianchi says, ‘The onboarding of Web2 minds – of normies – into Web3 is going to ride off the back of those people becoming emotionally connected to a really cool show’

Gala Films, Web3 startup Gala Games‘ film division, is producing a dystopian sci-fi series. RZR will feature famous actors Emilio Rivera, Mena Suvari and Danny Trejo. The series takes place in an alternative version of Los Angeles, where the criminal underworld is intertwined with AI and cryptocurrencies. Actor and filmmaker David Bianchi is directing the Web3 series.

Bianchi told Decrypt, “Even though this is a Web3-born project that is being distributed primarily via Web3 outlets, that doesn’t change the mechanics of filmmaking, and it doesn’t change the mechanics of performance.”

Besides directing, Bianchi also plays RZR’s protagonist, Grimm, a combat veteran and mechanical engineer. Grimm creates the Acumen, a neural implant that heightens his abilities. The series follows Grimm as he gains power by manipulating warring crime factions within the Grid Zone of LA.

Changing How Viewers Interact with Film

According to Bianchi, Gala Games is changing how the public interacts with ‘Hollywood-level content .’Through RZR’s NFTs, consumers can have digital ownership of the series. The RZR NFT series includes the Blades NFT, which entitles holders to exclusive content and allows them to unlock rewards, including a ‘base level’ earning NFT.

Also available, The Genesis NFT enables the holder to earn distribution awards from Gala Film when consumers view RZR. It also grants access to the Secret Cinema Club. The collection also features the Concept Vision Boards and The Warehouse NFTs. However, as of December 12th 2022, all remaining stock of the two top-tier NFTs were burned. Burning an NFT means permanently deleting it from the supply.

RZR will feature eight episodes and debut on the Gala Film platform in July. Bianchi says talks with various mainstream streaming services regarding a broader release after the premiere are in progress. The RZR creator, director and star believes his series will help those unfamiliar with Web3 get on board.

“The onboarding of Web2 minds – of normies – into Web3 is going to ride off the back of those people becoming emotionally connected to a really cool show,” Bianchi told Decrypt. “That has to come first. And then let them hear through the grapevine that there are digital collectibles,” Bianchi added. “As opposed to spoon-feeding people NFTs.”

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Jack Brassell is a freelance journalist and aspiring novelist. Jack is a self-proclaimed nerd with a lifelong passion for storytelling. As an author, Jack writes mostly horror and young adult fantasy. Also an avid gamer, she works as the lead news editor at Hardcore Droid. When she isn't writing or playing games, she can often be found binge-watching Parks & Rec or The Office, proudly considering herself to be a cross between Leslie Knope and Pam Beasley.

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