By Devin Lewtan and Alice Ma.
TLDR: Mad Realities is reimagining entertainment for the modern world - focusing on shared experience, co-creation and ownership. A membership pass is your key to the first decentralized entertainment platform, starting with the world’s first interactive web3 dating show Proof of Love 💗
Buying a Mad Realities Genenis Membership Pass gives you:
A lifetime basic membership to all things Mad Realities (and access to exclusive community).
Voting (Y/N) on our cast: both bachelors and contestants.
Ability to interact in real-time with the show: live chat, elimination, showing support (saving contestants), speculating on weekly outcomes, and more.
Eligibility to win 1-of-1 commemorative NFTs throughout the season for interaction.
Exclusive in-person events.
In addition to all utility above, those who purchase higher tier membership passes may have the ability to: play host for an episode (if they choose), choose pick-up lines for contestants, have a say in set design, get free limited edition merchandise, and more.
If this sounds interesting to you, or something you’d like to be a part of, read on.
NOTE: OUR PODIUM HAS CLOSED FOR THE TOP 3 1/1 NFT TICKETS AND WE HAVE SOLD OUT OF SANGRIA (0.1 ETH) AND MIDNIGHT (1 ETH) TIERS…
…BUT OUR CERULEAN (0.5 ETH) ARE STILL AVAILABLE TO MINT UNTIL WE HIT OUR 200 ETH UPPER LIMIT OF OUR GOAL!
Official Links: Twitter, Discord, Opensea, Instagram, Notion, Website
Mad Realities is a team of creatives, visual artists, and developers building the first interactive web3 dating show with community at its core.
Our show will be powered by our community — the line between audience and creator will blur as members of our community vote on cast members, who makes it to the season finale, and what happens on dates each week. NFTs will act as tickets into this new world of content and can creative incentive structures to reward active contributors within our community. The show is a catalyst for a new community and an opportunity to provide experiences that span across the physical world, digital world, and the metaverse.
We feel strongly about three things:
Mad Realities is the MTV of a new type of TV, with endless possibilities. Our shows are social experiences from conception to consumption. We are starting with a dating show, but see all Reality TV as a content-led community, a social experience to be shared. American Idol, Survivor, Judge Judy for cancelled people…the possibilities are endless.
What do you get by buying in now? Buying an NFT means that you will be given special governance powers in the show in addition to voting on the cast members each week. Each tier comes with its own set of special governance powers of which ticket holders can pick and choose powers from their prospective tier as well as each of the tiers below.
You will also receive $ZERO tokens — the engagement mechanism native to Season Zero. (Disclaimer: The token associated with this crowdfund is purely for fun and Mad Realities will not put up a liquidity pool at this point in time.)
There are a total of 6 Rose Ticket NFTs available. In this first stage of Mad Realities, your NFT is your ticket to interact.
You can contribute as much ETH as you'd like above the minimum NFT price. You can also contribute more than once. The top 3 backers will win the Podium NFTs.
Funds will go towards bringing Mad Realities into reality. It's going to be mad.
You can expect your funds to go towards supporting:
This first season of the show will be filmed in person in NYC this March and will be a total of 6 episodes.
The dating show will be a fun-house of first date horrors. Contestants will partake in dates coordinated by Mad Realities and can only leave for their one mandated bathroom break, when the date-timer expires, or at any point if they shout "I REALLY DON'T LIKE THIS PERSON" extremely loud.
Other features of the show include:
After a first date, it can be confusing to know if you actually liked the person or if was just a really good restaurant with great drinks and the perfect weather. Our show removes this doubt for you.
We want the show to be a social experience. That means ticket holders will have a say in:
Zero to One. While we have an idea of how Season Zero should work, we want the creation of the show to be transparent and collaborative. We are looking to you to help us build the first web3 interactive dating show leading up to our official launch this Winter.
Discord Server. Once you buy your Rose NFT Ticket, you will be added to the Mad Realities Discord server where you can meet others in the community, vote on creative decisions, show mechanics, and how the treasury is invested. You will be eligible to receive airdrops of future 1-of-1 NFTs that give special governance rights related to the show.
the casting crew
Season Launch. We will kick off the season with our first community driven casting process on Valentine’s Day 2022 will have an official launch of Season 0 March 2022. Going forward, ticket holders will have the ability to vote on contestants, prep each week's contestants for their first date, and decide who makes it to the final episode and what they get to do.
Programming. New episodes will air each week on Sunday nights (ET) during the 6 week season. We want people to get together with their friends and watch together. Let's bring back the excitement of watching TV together with friends as it airs.
Future NFTs. We will release new batches of tickets each week for those who want to interact with the show that did not get to participant in the original crowdfund and early production days. At times during Season Zero, 1-of-1 NFTs will be released that will represent access to behind the scenes content, special governance rights, or just collectibles of show highlights. Early ticket holders may be airdropped tickets to share with friends.
IRL Celebration. At the end of the season, Mad Realities will throw a party in NYC to celebrate the madness we created.
We want to bridge the physical world, digital world, and the metaverse. Down the line, Mad Realities will be a universe of social experiences created, funded, and owned by the DAO. By giving community ownership, the community will be empowered to build their own experiences that increase the value of the Mad Realities universe.
Future iterations could include:
Let's find people love and create some chaos. Excited to see what we create together.
👩🏼🦱 Devin Lewtan — Devin is an engineer, designer, and until recently was a founder of the hit Clubhouse show, Shoot your Shot: NYU Girls Roasting Tech Guys, an interactive dating show -- or as they called it "a bar simulation". Devin was responsible for the viral growth behind the room where participants would raise their hand to come up on stage and "shoot their shot" at someone else in the audience while thousands listened live to see if they would get permission to "slide into the dms" or get roasted by the moderators. The show was born overnight -- what started as a joke between friends from college turned into 5,000+ people listening on the first night, frequent celebrity guests like Diplo, Cody Ko, Justin Kan, Tinx, and brand partnerships where special prizes were given away for best pitches (one night, 3LAU and Logan Paul gave away .65 bitcoin to one person).
👩🏻 Alice Ma — Most recently, Alice was a core contributor for ConstitutionDAO, a highly covered grassroots internet movement which resulted in raising $45m+ worth of ETH in 7 days, bidding for a copy of the Constitution at the Sotheby's auction, losing, and accidentally creating an insanely successful meme coin in China. Before that, she founded & built live audio chat room iOS app Scape, led the team that helped NEA-backed Enigma pivot from enterprise services to self-serve SaaS, and co-founded Archer, a Gen Z hacktivist collective (essentially a 20-person DAO) building tools for citizen journalists to crowdsource headline-worthy investigations on top of public data. Archer received a medal from the US Treasury, launched a bitcoin analysis tool, and created a proof of concept using IPFS to store public records.