An Introduction to the HIDDEN ONES Ecosystem
Hidden Ones is a next-gen collaborative monster movie studio powered by web3.
Hidden Ones has been running strong since February of 2021. Along the way we’ve built a robust content ecosystem supercharged by NFTs. Here’s a primer on the power that each token holds to unlock the future of the film franchise.
If you’re already deep into The Conspiracy, consider this a refresher and a lead-in to the newest development. If you’re new to Hidden Ones, film3, or web3 in general, you’re in the perfect place to start.
Hidden Ones started with two goals in mind:
Lead a conspiracy to turn the legacy film industry on its head.
Build a beloved cinematic universe that gives studios like Disney a run for their money through the power of community co-creation.
We’re accomplishing these goals by forging the best creative community on the Internet and continuing to set the example of what a film3 project can be.
Now, let’s get into how you can get involved:
CRYPTIDS: The All-Access Pass Token
At a max supply of 10,151, CRYPTIDS are profile picture-style collectibles inspired by the first full-length movie in the Hidden Ones mythos: He Who Lives In Hidden Lakes (2021). These little freaks are jam-packed with utility that you can’t find anywhere else in web3.
What’s the Utility?
Watch free movies
Use your Cryptid to access our Beem channel, where you can watch everything so far in the Hidden Ones franchise: a feature film, multiple webseries & shorts, and a slate of behind-the-scenes content—all for free with your NFT. More content is added all the time!
Cryptid owners receive exclusive token-gated access to upcoming webseries, films & content before they’re released to the general public. All the magic happens on our Beem channel!
Cryptid owners can sign up for Bingeable to earn 45% of each rental of He Who Lives In Hidden Lakes that happens via their channel. Get yours by joining our discord, verifying your NFT, and following the link in #share-to-earn!
The Conspiracy Discord server hosts raffles, unlockable content, merch discounts, free NFTs, & more fun stuff exclusively for Cryptid holders.
Where to buy?
Cryptids are available on the secondary market via OpenSea—for a very reasonable floor price, at that (roughly $2 USD + gas)
COMICS: The Executive Producer Token
The Producer’s Edition of HIDDEN ONES: GENESIS, an AI-illustrated digital comic book, unlocks the franchise's Executive Producer experience. At a max supply of 750, this NFT is designed to give you an unprecedented level of creative ownership over future of the Hidden Ones franchise.
What’s the Utility?
Historic AI artwork
A few folks have created comic books illustrated by AI before, but we believe none as ambitious, high-quality, and carefully-produced as Genesis. AI is a new artistic frontier not to be ignored by savvy digital art collectors, and Hidden Ones: Genesis is an exceptional work to own.
Comics can be staked in exchange for commercial licenses to the Hidden Ones IP via our sister company Greenlit (launching soon). We’ve written about our proprietary licensing model many times in the past, so check out this article to learn what a game changer this utility is for the future of film franchises.
Executive DAO membership
Comics grant membership to the Hidden Ones Executive Producer DAO, which directs the future of the IP. To start, the DAO will lead the development & production of a new community-generated film project in the Hidden Ones mythos. A portion of the comic mint proceeds will finance this effort.
Comic owners receive credit, behind-the-scenes access, and test screenings on all future films in the Hidden Ones franchise. The next full-length movie is in-development, and we always have film projects at various stages in the pipeline.
To boot, comic owners also have 1st priority on all future token drops in the Hidden Ones ecosystem, among other perks.
Where to buy?
The mint date for the Producer’s Edition comic will be announced soon (follow us on Twitter to stay updated). Prices for the 750-supply drop are as follows:
Allowlist: 0.1 ETH/Cryptid holders, 0.15 ETH/non-holders
Public mint: 0.2 ETH
The drop will take place on our site’s mint page. Send your Ethereum wallet address to firstname.lastname@example.org to get allowlisted!
For two years and counting the Hidden Ones team has been at the forefront of the next generation of film franchises. This is because we put time, effort, love and consideration into making our films and tokens fun to watch & own.
This ecosystem will only get bigger, better, and more widely available as we continue to build the franchise into a household name with the community. Get into Hidden Ones now so you can feel like a genius later ;)
We are always available for questions, help, and feedback on Twitter and in the Hidden Ones Discord server. We’ll see you in The Conspiracy🖖😈 And be sure to subscribe to our email list to be sure you never miss an update: