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Departed Apes NFT Co-founder Stephen Fung Shares Exciting Details About the Highly-Anticipated Project

Stephen Fung took center stage in one of the most anticipated web 3.0 events in New York.

(NEW YORK, 20 July 2022) The world of NFTs has caused quite a stir in the last few years, and it is thriving with an abundance of projects that interest people from various backgrounds. Moreover, it consistently ushers in innovative initiatives that help elevate the industry to greater heights. One such remarkable venture that is highly anticipated is Departed Apes.

The upcoming collection is a passion project by Grid6 Studios, a groundbreaking enterprise with the amazing vision of combining films and television with blockchain technologies. At the helm of this trailblazing brand is world-renowned actor and Netflix director Stephen Fung. Alongside him are industry experts and powerhouses in the entertainment and digital assets space: Media Asia Group and Everest Venture Group. 

During this year’s NFT.NYC event, the visionary unveiled exciting details about Grid6 Studios’ genesis project. As he candidly shared, “Revealing an NFT reminds me of opening a new toy on Christmas. Okay, I may be able to do this; I’m in the business of evoking emotions.”

The Departed Apes NFT is a collection of 8,027 non-fungible tokens that live on the Ethereum blockchain. It features exquisite art directed by Logan Lubera, the project’s lead artist and a respected professional known for his incredible work as a Marvel cover artist.

On top of its distinct aesthetic, the venture possesses exceptional story-telling through its narrative-centric NFTs that put cops, gangsters, and undercovers together in one unique environment where the true identity of each character is still waiting to be revealed.

Aside from these, what makes Departed Apes stand out is its impressive commitment to its mother company’s vision. Specifically, the collection will be the first-ever in the NFT space to do a film IP crossover.

Because of these well-thought-out elements and aspects, it has become one of the most sought-after projects in the market. Stephen Fung attributes this massive success to the collective effort of the entire team behind Departed Apes. Given this, the enterprise is also keen on leveraging the upcoming release to create a tight-knit NFT community that will help further the enterprise’s goal. 

“Our community is essential to us; we want to build a platform where aspiring directors, producers, writers, actors, critics or movie fans would love. They can take part in a future milestone – Departed Apes animation feature. We will also begin by holding AMAs (Ask Me Anything) with accomplished guest speakers from all over the world,” the founder explained.

Staying true to its promise, Grid6 Studios has invited Daniel Wu, a household name in Asia, as one of the speakers for the after-party it hosted in Manhattan, New York. The event was attended by over 200 collectors, investors, and movie enthusiasts.

As The Departed Apes NFT prepares for its release, interested parties continue to flock to its dedicated Discord server as well as its Twitter and Instagram accounts. The collection is truly shaping to be one of the most innovative and revolutionary projects in the market today. As Stephen Fung insightfully quoted in the beloved American sports film Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.”