Woodies, the Ethereum-based NFT collection and web3 entertainment brand, is releasing a new short film titled ‘Woodies Origin’ on YouTube. Through this, they have deemed themself the “Pixar of web3”.
The ‘Woodies Origin’ Film
To clarify, the Woodies collection is forming themselves as a web3 storyteller with their new short film titled ‘Woodies Origin’. The new film represents how NFT artistry can be transformed into films in a classic style. The film is 3-minutes long and is a journey revealing the Woodies’ unique and mystical origin story.
Arden is the last tree left in a grove after a logger chops down all of Arden’s tree friends. Then, aided by a magical protective Earth spirit, Merkle the Mother Tree, Arden becomes a Woodie, mobile and free to set off on a search-and-rescue mission to find his friends and stop the logger.
Indeed, Richard Powazynski, the co-founder of Woodies, said: “The story flows through everything that we do, storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. As a purpose-led project with an environmental focus, it made sense that Woodies would have a strong story.”
He added: “Now the animated short film Woodies Origin is helping us to tell our story in a new and exciting way by bringing our beloved characters to life while also allowing a wider audience to be a part of the Woodies world.”
Furthermore, a teaser of the film can be found here, through the Woodies YouTube channel.
About the collection
Woodies Generative is an NFT collection by Woodies of 9,739 pieces that was launched in September 2021. Currently, on OpenSea, the collection sits at a 0.07 ETH floor price. It reached highs of 2.1 ETH (average price) nearer the launch. It was brought to life by the art team, consisting of concepts by Des Lucrece, base designs by Jae-838, and stylization by fine artist Gossamer Rozen. Additionally, every Woodie was randomly generated from a mix of over 900 traits, making each one a uniquely appealing 1-of-1 design.
Overall, at the time of launch, it sold out in 30 minutes. The project planted 1,000,000 trees with the nonprofit, Trees for the Future. Their donation of 73.824 ETH ($217,000 at the time) was among the top 10 NFT charitable donations.
The community of Woodies has grown fast. It has been noted as an inspired force of collectors and contributors with a shared mission of experiencing and preserving the outdoors. They share the vision of the project’s developer, UltraDAO, a decentralized collective created for artists. Together, they identified the need for a web3 brand to begin with a full story and world-building abilities. This is followed by more entertainment content that drives additional value for the project’s unfolding story arc.