Lumière Project offers finance solutions for entertainment. Lumière solutions currently operate as technological bricks that considerably lower investment risks for recorded media investors.
Investors can now test the impact of their IP before production, they can attract fans in the metaverse, they are able to easily track how their money is spent, and they can attract new capital through rights tokenisation. With the Lumière model, investors’ risk reduces dramatically and audience engagement increases.
Lumière developed its own app to help finance and manage production and capital flows in film projects and during the reporting phase. Elemis offers a set of tools focused on fast production payments, increased transparency for investors, cast and crews and a reputation risk management module.
Elemis allows all financing participants to monitor production and P&A expenses remotely. This is particularly convenient in a world where a lot of productions are relocated in more cost efficient locations and can no longer travel the way they used to.
(1) An anagram for Méliès, the name of the magician who invented early film special effects and who directed the classic Trip to the Moon (1902)
Lumière proposes solutions to diminish the risk of investment in movies and entertainment. First, it turns the financing of film upside down by testing the IP with the audience. By doing so, it saves capital for films that may not have been successful. If the IP finds an audience, Lumiere maximises promotion efforts and generates income through its NFT solutions before the film is even produced.
Through collectibles, investors and content producers can test and promote their IP with their audience, and even derive revenues, before their entertainment project goes into production.
Lumière’s Lumiverse is the trusted metamarket for safer entertainment investments. Lumière turns the way films and entertainment projects are financed upside down by testing audiences and IPs before financing the films at pre-script levels.
Lumière builds an integrated NFT and blockchain-powered open metaverse space, the Lumiverse, in Web3 where professionals and audiences alike can connect and collaborate on creative projects together through an immersive experience and in a trustless context. In a few words, an immersive Kickstarter with NFTs where filmmakers are accountable and audiences are truly engaged.
We place respect, transparency, creativity, performance and storytelling at the centre of our entertainment system. We aim to build an environment where investors, talents, producers, sales agents, distributors, fans and larger communities can create hand-in-hand and trust each other.
The Lumière Project was established to enable an ecosystem for creative productions where both money and information flows are transparent, clear and promoting fair distribution and right applications of capital.
Less waste, minimal corruption, no payment delays, better overall flow of value and ideas, that’s what this system is all about. We can deliver an exclusive space where all the creative and financing actors are fairly rewarded. Lumiere adheres to a zero carbon policy.
Like in the early days of cinema, this is a place where creative risks can be taken and fresh content can emerge. For us blockchain technology is the perfect enabler for social responsibility and thus the projects we feature reflect that as much as entertainment.
We offer a set of tools focused on growing engagement from audiences, increased transparency for investors, cast and crews and a reputation risk management module.
Make the film industry a place where passion, creativity and transparency can flourish again.
Provide quality entertainment and share smart content with audiences worldwide.
Lumière can help investors achieve earlier and safer returns on investment, opting out of their investment within 8 to 12 months when they would otherwise be locked up for at least 24 months in the traditional entertainment model.
Lumière can count on solid industry collaborations and partnerships, both in the marketing and technology space.
Patrice Poujol, PhD
Founder and CEO
Patrice dived at the deep end of filmmaking when he was 7 and had early experience in game development at 12 years old. He is now a EnTech and MediaTech research expert for the Hong Kong government’s roadmap on blockchain and entertainment with the Academy of Film. He has 20+ years experience in the financial industry, movie finance, and creative consultancy sectors.
Currently residing in San Francisco, California, Diego is an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience. Diego’s focus is currently on product management, but he has experience in various fields ranging from product analytics, business development and business strategy.
Director of Business Development
Sélim spent the last 10 years in China working both as an independent film producer and as a film buyer for Hishow Entertainment, one of the major Chinese foreign content distributors. He has an extensive knowledge of Sino-International film business and speaks fluently French, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Director of Technology
Gareth was fortunate enough to be exposed to the Bitcoin white paper in 2008. He has 20+ years experience in software and hardware engineering, with the last decade being heavily tilted towards protocol-level blockchain development.
Brand Identity and UX
Service designer by training, Alice works as a user experience, digital transformation and circular economy design consultant. She has worked in the digital transformation space for 8 years, in Asia and Europe, in the public and private sector.
Frederik Hetsch, PhD
Frederik is an asset management and technology professional with over 8 years of international experience in investments and technology research. He has a passion for clean energy infrastructure, sustainable development, and start-ups and has lived between Asia and Europe for the last 11 years.
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This book is part of our genesis, it is based on our founder’s PhD research and explores the use of Blockchain and smart contract technologies to develop new ways to finance independent films and digital media worldwide. Using case studies of Alibaba and in-depth, on-set observation of a Sino-US coproduction, as well as research collected from urban China, Hong Kong, Europe, and the USA, Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts explores new digital platforms and what this means for the international production of creative works.
This research assesses the change in media consciousness from young urban audiences, their emergence as a potential participative and creative community within disintermediated, decentralised and distributed crowdfunding and crowdsourcing models.