Award-winning Director Kurosawa Kiyoshi Pioneers Theater-to-Web3 Movie Distribution Model with Intertrust Supertickets on Nekojarashi’s Roadstead.io

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Japan’s leading media exchange launches exclusive worldwide distribution of Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s Chime, via limited edition Intertrust MarketMaker Supertickets™ on Roadstead.io 

April 9, 2024, Tokyo, Japan –  Nekojarashi, Inc. and Intertrust today announced they will debut Chime, a film by celebrated director, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, through a unique Web3 collaboration on Nekojarashi’s Digital Video Trading (DVT) Platform, Roadstead.io. This global launch uses Intertrust’s Web3 MarketMaker Supertickets™. Superticket purchasers will have exclusive rights to Chime, which will be available worldwide on April 12, 2024, Japan Standard Time.

Kurosawa is internationally renowned with coveted awards from industry leading organizations such as the Cannes Film Festival among others. In an unprecedented move for a Kurosawa film, Chime introduces a unique viewing experience through limited-edition Supertickets, available only for a month post-opening. A small number of Supertickets will be available via a QR code distributed at an exclusive premiere, with the remainder opened to the public as well. The Supertickets offer fans exclusive access to the film with the option to keep or trade them on Roadstead.io beginning May 13, 2024, Japan Standard Time. Additionally, Superticket holders will gain exclusive access to Les Cuisiniers of Chime, a special documentary on the movie’s creation. This innovative approach premieres Chime in a global first, and fosters a premium, sustainable market and a fan-driven trading community aftermarket for the film.

“This is a work that intends to leave the viewer stunned, and with a strong sense of fear remaining after viewing it. It does not tell anything that would be normally expected in a story. It does not fit into either the horror or suspense genre. It is a crazy movie, a bizarre movie, and that is what this film is about,” said Kurosawa Kiyoshi.  

“We are honored to debut this exciting new entertainment experience with a director of Kurosawa’s caliber,” said Kawamura Misaki, CEO of Nekojarashi. “This heralds the beginning of a new model where creators and their fans can collaborate together to support the art they both love.”

“MarketMaker Supertickets are a powerful tool that enables directors, studios, and theaters to create sticky new revenue streams for their work and to engage with their fans,” said Albhy Galuten, an award-winning record producer, Internet media technology pioneer, and Senior Fellow at Intertrust. “This provides a fantastic market opportunity for the premium film industry to move way beyond the traditional subscription streaming model. We look forward to working with the industry to deploy this feature globally.”


About Nekojarashi

Nekojarashi Inc. develops specialized video-related cloud services based on its philosophy of “making people more creative with the cloud.” These services cover the entire chain of content distribution including video content management for content owners and a distribution service for delivering directly to users. The services have been adopted by major intellectual property holders such as movie production companies, major broadcasting stations, advertising agencies, game providers, and professional sports teams. The company’s cloud services are widely accepted due to the creation of an “effortless” and comfortable data sharing service for creators. Highest priority is also placed on protecting the rights of intellectual property holders with thorough security using DRM technology provided through the partnership with Intertrust. The result is a flexible delivery platform responsive to a variety of user needs. This is the culmination of Nekojarashi’s unique expertise in constructing cloud platforms based on the company’s experience of developing and provisioning cloud services since its founding in 2006, and its continuing service philosophy. For more information, please visit https://nekojarashi.com.


About Intertrust

Intertrust, a pioneer and innovator in the field of trusted distributed computing, creates solutions to persistently protect IoT services and data assets—in transit, in use, and at rest. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with development centers in India and Estonia, Intertrust develops and licenses its technologies for IoT, AI and Web3. Its digital rights management (DRM) technology continues to revolutionize the entertainment industry, and paves the way for today’s video and music streaming services and Web3 marketplaces. The company’s digital energy management (DEM) solution uses the same secure IoT and data interoperability techniques to help energy companies with decarbonization, grid modernization and operations automation. For more information, visit us at intertrust.com, or follow us on Linkedin, X or Facebook.


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