The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie Recap

Two Episodes, sixteen minutes of content, and a People’s Choice finalist, The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie is just getting started with three more episodes green-lit for 2024.


What began with Prop 245, a first of its kind, allowed us to spread the story creation over milestones as it is made. If the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) doesn’t like where it’s headed, it can stop funding the proposal at any time.

Prop 245 was a step towards the transformation of how we choose to develop Film and TV. Offering a new economic model for artists at a time when the film and animation industry is looking to reinvent itself. Atrium has demonstrated what a new model can accomplish, what it can look like, and building anticipation for what is to come. In 90 days the team created a script, completed character development and casting, developed an original musical score, and had the Pilot Episode “Expectations” ready for reveal and was shown at the Nouns Short Shorts Film Festival in LA the movie got a taste of the big screen. First reactions had people loving the film, the world, and the characters.

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Part one of ‘The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie’, is set in a vibrant city of clouds named Blus, with the plot following a thirteen-year-old ‘Noun’ uncovering a conspiracy by the city’s aristocrats

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With the story in place and a foundation set, the nouns community green-lit Episode 2 with Prop 317. This included an open casting call that would bring other web3 communities into Blus. After hundreds of character submissions we were able to bring characters from Huxley, Chimpers, and the Broadside communities along with many more nouns and lil nouns into the film.

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In the 3.5 months of production for Episode 2 the film crew grew to a size of 45, all working remotely with an immense passion for developing the world of Blus. Their hard work paid off, bringing ~ 20 new characters into the film alongside Gi and Mrs. Waxman and tripling the animation time to 12 minutes of content.

Episode 2: A New Era was released on YouTube channels CGBros and CGMeetup bringing the film to an audience of over 15 Million subscribers. The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie has been submitted to film festivals for 2024, and was nominated for the Kino Film People’s Choice Award.

In todays film industry we have to wait to be able to collect memorabilia from a film, but with The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie we have empowered you to start collecting as the film grows and develops. Collect your favorite environments with our World Mints, or mint an episode during its release week.

This growing reception, combined with the on-chain documentation of milestones demonstrated a benefit to doubling down on the growing reputation of Atrium and the possibilities that The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie offers in aiding the proliferation of the Nounish ecosystem. At the end of 2023 Nouns DAO approved Episodes 3, 4, and 5 all to be released during 2024. New characters, new music, and new adventures await in the coming year.

Get a Deeper Look At Some of the Cast

Ray Hurd: Voice of Go


Known for his roles in anime franchises such as One Piece, My Hero Academia, Black Clover and more, Hurd's experience brings an authentic touch to Go. A character battling life's challenges while nurturing a dreamer's heart.

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Cesar Romero: Voice of Leader Blunt

The Villain of the film, Cesar described his ability to connect with the drive that Leader Blunt has to make his dream a reality. Take a look at our BTS here to learn more about Cesar, what it is like working with the directors, and his thoughts on Leader Blunt as a character.

Elijah Fox: Voice of Gi 

Elijah’s personality is similar to Gi, a vision of a life full of big dreams and a drive to make them happen. Get to know Elijah in his BTS introduction here and be prepared for much more from Gi in 2024

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Jakub Pietras

Composer for The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie Jakub has shared how Atrium’s decentralized creation model is allowing him to have a life he didn’t think was possible without moving away from Poland. Learn more about his creative process and approach to the music of the film here.

Jordan Wiberg

In charge of Sound for the film Jordan has enjoyed the partnership in creating the soundscape along with Jakub. In his own words Jordan shared how “If you notice the sound, if it stands out in a way, then I’m not really doing my job. Making sure the footstep inside a room sounds exactly as it should or the dripping of water to add tension to a scene.

ZenDoubt

An incredible 3d generalist who has been responsible for a multitude of blockbusters you have already seen. With over a decade of experience in the film industry, he is eager to begin to shape the world of Nouns.

HKjay

Animation maverick behind Lego Movies, DC Superpets, The Sea Beast, and more. With over a decade of experience in blockbuster movie creation, we couldn’t be more excited to have his talents to be a part of this project. Don’t just take our word for it; see his work below.

The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie in the Headlines

NFTNow discussed the movie's $3 million budget and how it relies on governance proposals passed by the Nouns DAO. The studio's founder, Supriyo Roy, regularly updates the film's progress and spending details.

Blockworks highlighted the launch of a new episode of the movie, marking a major milestone for Nouns DAO and Atrium.

NFT Plazas reported on NounsDAO's approval for creating a feature-length animated film featuring NFT characters.

Coindesk covered the announcement of the movie as the first animated feature project funded by Nouns DAO.

Animation Magazine noted the significance of the movie being the first-ever animated film funded by a DAO.

Maria Shen On Episode 4 of the Airwaves Podcast Maria shared how the unique circumstances of crypto are enabling a new type of content and nouns movie is a great example of that.

As 'The Rise of Blus: A Nouns Movie' continues to unfold, its journey from an ambitious idea to a celebrated animation project stands as a vivid example of the transformative potential of decentralized, community-driven creative endeavors. 

For those keen to delve deeper, head to nouns.movie, follow us on X, IG, and YouTube

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