Shrem’s first venture as an govt producer is Ask Me to Dance, a romantic comedy that stars Briana Evigan (Step Up), Mario Cantone (Intercourse and The Metropolis), Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Firm), and Tom Malloy (Love N’ Dancing). It’s capturing now in Rochester, New York, with Malloy as the author/director of the Trick Candle Productions characteristic.
Jason Chambers (Human Weapon), Julianne Arrieta (Reagan), Courtney Warner (The Instantaneous Messenger), Jesse Kove (Cobra Kai), Catherine Mary Stewart (Weekend at Bernies), and Kurt Angle (former WWE Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist) are additionally on board.
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Shrem found bitcoin as a school senior. He went on to discovered BitInstant, a service that offered a straightforward solution to convert cash into bitcoin. It grew to offer an estimated 30 p.c of all bitcoin transactions at one level.
After some authorized points involving cash transmission, which led to a brief jail sentence, Shrem emerged and started to climb again. He engaged as an advisor in various cryptocurrency ventures and extra not too long ago launched a podcast and web site.
“Two years in the past, I began my podcast Untold Tales, and realized that I beloved media,” Shrem mentioned. “Ask Me to Dance is my first non-crypto venture. I hope to deliver the identical ardour and expertise from the bitcoin house into movie.”
Shrem sees others following his path. “There’s an enormous crossover between movie, new media and finance. A variety of those who have discovered their fortunes in crypto will search to do issues the place they will specific their creativity and earn money on the identical time.”
A Florida resident, Shrem mentioned he plans on spending “1 / 4 of the 12 months in Los Angeles” as he ramps up his movie endeavors.
Within the movie, Malloy and Evigan painting Jack and Jill, two unlucky-in-love individuals who have been trying to find their soulmates in all of the mistaken locations. When a fortune teller informs them individually that they are going to meet the love of their life earlier than New Yr’s – solely 5 days away – a courting frenzy begins as each go from one comical and chaotic date to a different. Because the 12 months wanes to its shut, their desperation will increase.
Shrem and Sean King are the venture’s EPs, with Ron Newcomb (Rise of the Fellowship) and Michelle Alexandria (#Screamers) as producers. XYZ Movies is dealing with US gross sales, with Glass Home Distribution dealing with overseas.