Introducing The Arcadia Trilogy—Interleave Genesis Drop.
Starting from a late night thought at 3AM 8 months ago, to being in production for the last 4 months, it's finally time to officially announce Interleave.
Interleave is an NFT production studio. We are focusing on the media section of the NFT market, something very unexplored right now. Our goal is to help bring Web2 users to Web3 through enticing 3d films, animes, mangas, hyper-casual games and more! Interleave has its own IP that will be used in our own various creations, but we are also looking to collaborate with other projects to help bring their NFTs to life.
The media industry is one of the few markets in the traditional space where users spend real-life money to digitally view or "own" things. Example: ebooks, music, television, films, subscriptions.
The Arcadia Trilogy
The Arcadia Trilogy is a 3D animated film about humanity restarting after a colossal meteor hit the world, its part of Treeverse lore, set 1,000 years before it. A few humans survived, but the rest didn’t and everything around them was destroyed, they were back to step 1 — only this time they weren’t alone. The films feature characters from the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Interleave.
The Arcadia Trilogy is split into 3 parts—the first being a 5-minute film, the next being 10 minute, and the last being 15 minutes. They all follow the same storyline. The first part is complete, the second is in development, and the third will begin production in Q1 2022.
It all started on May 8th 2021, I messaged a few people at around 3 AM after seeing the Meebits drop. Something that no one explored at the time yet, for various reasons. Media in NFTs. And the first idea was to create a 3D animated film.
It took roughly 3 months to get started with everything. I thought more about the idea, and if it was even worth doing. I spoke with lawyers, studios, community builders and founders. Separate from the content I create on Twitter through articles, I've always been a fan of building, and this is something I believe helps the whole space out in general.
This was at a time where the NFT market didn't go through its second bull market. Bored Apes were around 1 ETH. The Artblocks run didn't happen. The bull market was just about to begin. I could have easily raised money or did an NFT drop to fund this, which is a 5-minute short film, but I wanted to have a "product" out first to show proof of work. So I funded it myself.
The focus around our first production was going to be Bored Apes and Meebits, but it changed after some IP issues I had to, unfortunately, deal with. Leading to replacing Meebits with our own characters created for the Interleave IP, and just featuring Bored Apes. Here are some early sketches of the moodboard with Meebits.
The Arcadia Trilogy is going to be our first genesis drop.
In collaboration with Metadrop we are launching on…
Thursday 10PM GMT
This isn’t your usual gas war drop. Metadrop have designed an open edition drop with a surge price change mechanism that lasts for 48 hours. We will drop more information before launch on the Twitter so be sure to follow.
But… what about Utility?!
The funds generated from this drop allow us to have a treasury we can use to create more content. Right now it being self-funded puts a limit on what can be created and how long it may take. Films are very expensive.
But, here is the utility we wanted to give too. Holding this NFT gives you:
Priority for future whitelists.
Access to the superNFT.
Interleave being a production studio means that we will collaborate with a lot of other NFT communities and projects. The Arcadia Trilogy is a proof of concept and part of Treeverse lore. Interleave will create its own content, and also create content for others. Holding a genesis NFT can allow you to feature an NFT you may own in any films we produce, or help propose concepts for us to build for your projects on its own. And any NFTs we do drop, our holders will have max priority.
What is the superNFT?
The superNFT is an NFT you can mint by burning 6 genesis NFTs. Owning a superNFT will give you the ability to claim 6 artworks by the following artists:
All of these artists created works for The Arcadia Trilogy, which also feature inside of the film. We will release more details on the superNFT on our Twitter.