, actor and creative Kevin Smith is auctioning off his latest horror feature anthology “Killroy Was Here” as an NFT (non-fungible token). Through the purchase, “the owner of the NFT will secure the rights to exhibit, distribute and stream the work, making it a means for whoever owns the movie to earn money outside of the blockchain.”
“As an indie artist, I’m always looking for a new platform through which to tell a story,” says Smith toDeadline
. “And crypto has the potential to provide that, while also intersecting with our almost 25 years of experience selling real-world collectibles online and at the brick-and-mortar Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Back in 1994, we took
up to Sundance and sold it. Selling ‘Killroy’ as an NFT feels very similar: whoever buys it could choose to monetize it traditionally or own a film that nobody ever sees but them. We’re not trying to raise financing by selling NFTs for a ‘Killroy’ movie; the completed ‘Killroy’ movie IS the NFT. And If this works, we suddenly have a new stage on which I and other better artists than me can tell our stories.”
The first drop is a “Killroy” teaser NFT, which showcases a 3D comic book and actual footage for the first movie ever sold as an NFT, to occur in drop No. 2. Smith is teaming with Semkhor, a media and technology company, for the drops.
Rounding out the first drop are fan art pieces in Jay and Silent Bob’s Crypto Studio. According to
, this part of the gallery will showcase emerging or established artists who want to create and sell NFTs that features Jay, Silent Bob, Mooby, Buddy Christ or The Secret Stash.
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