The imagined early life of Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto is the subject of a movie being made by a screenwriter and BSV entrepreneur. Ted Rivera (above) is making his Lord Timmy and the Mystery of the Last Master (strapline: Who was Satoshi Nakamoto?) as one of the first productions on his Mymovies.us - a \u201cdecentralized development, finance, production and distribution movie studio ecosystem\u201d or in short, \u201ca fan-owned movie studio\u201d. Mymovies invites people to fund, secure their rights as creators and distribute their films on the blockchain. Speaking from his home in Silicon Valley, Ted said the idea is to improve on the suggested movies which Netflix presents to its viewers by creating a strip of titles that you\u2019d like to watch if they were made. The movie business today is \u201chighly predatory, highly inbred, a tight-knit community of financiers who do not care about art or movies\u201d, Ted says. Using smart contracts on the blockchain, small contributors can secure rights in a movie as a long-term investment, cutting out an industry of middle-men. With Mymovies, fans can purchase a share in the copyright of his scripts, even before they\u2019ve been filmed. A former international economist based in Washington, Ted has come to movie-making later in life. Working in the Clinton administration, he encouraged the former Soviet Union to embrace capitalism by promoting agricultural markets: \u201cwe paid the guys who moved the fur coats and the caviar and the whiskey before, to move the chickens and eggs and the milk and cheese\u201d. Ted says it didn\u2019t matter that he didn\u2019t speak Russian because \u201cI speak U.S. dollar.\u201d He says that many Russians \u201cowe the American people for the way they live now.\u201d When he left Washington, Ted spent a while in the real estate business to build up an income which allowed him to \u201clive like a retired 65-year old at 50\u201d. And that gave him time to write scripts and get into the movie business. Starting as a parking lot security guard, he rose to being a \u201cproducer in three movies for Roger Corman - the legend of low budget\u201d. The combination of the real estate business, having children and writing means that Ted now has ten movies ready to be made. But movies aren\u2019t Ted\u2019s only passion. Three years ago he met a friend who told him that \u201cthis blockchain thing is going to change the world\u201d. He started to investigate and taught himself enough to enter the last CoinGeek Hackathon. He made it as far as the final 15 \u201cwith no code\u201d. There\u2019s one film already available on Mymovies.us. My White Husband is a French-language drama made by a director friend of Ted\u2019s, and was filmed for a ultra-low budget in Cameroon. You can pay 8 pence (U.K.) through MoneyButton to view it. The director keeps 90 per cent of the income, and Mymovies gets 10 per cent. It may not make much for the director, but Ted says it\u2019s a better option than signing with a distributor, where \u201cshe\u2019d never see a dime\u201d. Or she could use YouTube, where, again, unless it got a massive number of views, there would be no income. As for his Satoshi film, Lord Timmy, Ted says he\u2019s almost finished 30 shooting days on it - again, with Corman-style low budget techniques. Now he\u2019s going into post-production, and hopes to have the film launched in September, \u201cfor the Area 51 raid\u201d. And \u201cI should make my money back, and then some\u201d. On the link between his script, Satoshi Nakamoto and Craig Wright, Ted says it\u2019s \u201cthe closest thing to the truth you\u2019ll ever find in the story of Dr Wright and Bitcoin - and it\u2019s science fiction because it has to be entertaining.\u201d The eponymous Lord Timmy, aka Timmy Faustus, a reference to Craig Wright\u2019s former Twitter handle @ProfFaustus, has a series of adventures with aliens and timewarps (\u201cit\u2019s Hollywood!\u201d) and eventually creates the code for Bitcoin. Why add aliens to explain Craig inventing Bitcoin as Satoshi, I asked: \u201cbecause nobody\u2019s going to believe it was as simple as what he did,\u201d Ted says. Craig is Australian, but Lord Timmy is played by an American. From the name, I\u2019d imagined the character as an English aristocrat, by Ted explained that \u201cLord\u201d is used as in Lord Krishna or Lord Jesus, after whom, in Ted\u2019s script, came Lord Timmy: \u201che\u2019s the Last Master: there\u2019s no need for any religions or any of that stuff after the emancipation and liberation and the restoration of dignity to humanity\u201d. Ted is \u201ca doctor of ancient esoteric religious studies\u201d, but says he didn\u2019t want to make some \u201csappy worship\u201d movie. Instead the story is filtered through a Roger Corman sensibility - which is more likely to make its money back at the Bitcoin box office. Ted\u2019s ambition is to use Bitcoin to revolutionise the entertainment industry: \u201cwe\u2019re trying to liberate an industry from people with bad hearts\u201d. But that\u2019s only the start: \u201cas soon as you take down one industry, it\u2019s a house of cards. All the hard problems can now be solved with this technology.\u201d Bitcoin and blockchain are not held in high regard by Ted\u2019s Silicon Valley neighbours, who are CEOs, executives and tech engineers: \u201cthey\u2019re arrogant and they think I\u2019m a fool. I\u2019m walking my dog and I hear \u2018how\u2019s that blockchain? How\u2019s that crypto?\u2019.\u201d Ted shrugs off the comments with a laugh: \u201cI\u2019m not an egomaniac. I\u2019m a mad man but I\u2019m not an egomaniac.\u201d After the launch of Lord Timmy in September, Ted plans to go to the American Film Market in November with a Mymovies app, ready to sell his movie to the world. Lord Timmy is \u201cRed Dwarf meets Bitcoin.\u201d Who could resist?