Blockchain-based social entertainment platform TaTaTu will screen the documentary Friedkin Uncut in North America and the U.K. on its platform, the startup announced Monday.
Written and directed by Francesco Zippel, the creator of Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Friedkin Uncut is about film director William Friedkin, who oversaw films such as The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Crusing, To Live and Die in L.A. and Killer Joe. TaTaTu co-produced the movie, with CEO and founder Andrea Iervolino acting as a producer for the movie. TaTaTu acquired rights for North America and the U.K. ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival this week, Variety reported.
“As we build our content offering at TaTaTu, quality is the first consideration metric. Friedkin Uncut is a relatable documentary because at its heart, its about the art of storytelling – a universal concept,” Iervolino said in a statement.
“Francesco did a masterful job making this movie, telling this story, and and bringing in such an amazing stable of Hollywood stars to give it cinematic gravitas,” she added.
TaTaTu was launched by Iervolino, a co-founder of the Ambi Media film production company, which completed a private token sale earlier this year, raising more than $575 million.
Notably, the movie has secured funding from Lady Monika Bacardi, from the family which owns Bacardi Limited, BlockTower Capital and potentially Prince Felix of Luxembourg, as previously reported by CoinDesk.