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THE ABSENCE IS ALWAYS PRESENT introduces a new paradigm of fundraising for independent cinema. It is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary concept that marries art, photography and film in fresh, new, exciting ways utilizing blockchain and NFT technologies.


At its core, THE ABSENCE IS ALWAYS PRESENT is initially a short film and eventually a feature length adaptation about grief and loss. During the pre-production process, through additional artwork by writer/director Jason Charnick and collaborations with other artists, we can explore the concepts of these uniquely human emotions in various ways while raising the funds necessary to shoot the films themselves.

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Arnold Charnick (b. 1947) Keys To The City - Astor Place, 2009 Mixed-media on panel, 1800x2520 360dpi JPEG Printed size 5"x7" Upstart Film Collective is proud to present the work of famed New York City muralist, Arnie Charnick, available now for the very first time as a collectible NFT. Subject of the award-winning SXSW 2018 documentary Getting Over and the 2019 short film The Muralist, Arnie Charnick has been on the art scene in New York for 50 years. He has created multiple murals for the world-renowned Veselka Coffee Shop in the East Village, including the famed Veselkhiarascuro. He recently completed a three-panel mural of Times Square in the lobby at the Hotel Edison. Now is your first opportunity to own one of only 10 digital copies of Charnick’s Keys To The City series. Collect the complete series of 12 panels! Originally mixed-media on panel, these oversized mural pieces no longer exist in the physical marketplace. This is your only opportunity to own the authentic NFT direct from the artist's estate. No copyrights are transferred with this NFT, and physical reproduction of the file is limited solely to the buyer's personal collection. See more of Arnie Charnick's work at his official web site Scrutiny Studio. Additional links: Wescover Creator Page Interview with New York 1 Cable News Provincetown Independent, 9/24/20