Ulterior States


Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. In an attempt to portray the community behind the message to adopt a network, being a one-man team allowed for easier access to the subjects. The enthusiasm and commitment that saturate through the lens in many parts of the film, expose how the adopters of Bitcoin want to explore, to probe and, to show the world, something important, otherwise overlooked.
The film took three years and 125 videos to complete. Through this journey, I got immersed in the decentralised crypto-currency culture and met a bunch of wonderful futuristic-pirates, I would have never met otherwise. It is becoming easier to admit that Ulterior States is an expression of my perceptions, an extract of the years 2012-2015. The collaged story explores code as activism and discovers a melting pot through the neutrality of a decentralised consensus. It looks to the future from different humanist perspectives and argues that crypto-currencies could lead towards; community governed micro-state applications.




IamSatoshi is the creation of Proof of Work Partner Tomer Kantor. Exploring the nature of Bitcoin as an emerging technology and its potential effect on society, the award-winning film features interviews with key thought leaders in the space. Watch this space for further updates on the film’s release.


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This first trailer for the documentary explores Bitcoin as an organizational structure [Code as Activism] and explores the development of networks of trust.


A series of snippets from the interviews conducted during the research process of IamSatoshi.


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