Mogul users will be able to leverage STARS tokens to redeem unique prizes and rewards associated with the social-impact drama Bonded, which stars Jason Patric, Alfredo Castro, Paulina Gaitan, Francisco Denis, Samm Levine and Ari Lopez.

April 14th, 2021, Toronto, CanadaMogul Productions, the decentralized film financing (DeFiFi) and movie-based non-fungible token (NFT) platform that gives everyone a voice in the creative process, announced the first film to be financed via Mogul’s proprietary platform, Bonded.

Harrowing human trafficking drama Bonded, directed and written by Mohit Ramchandani, is inspired by a true story that follows the journey of a teenager from Mexico whose dreams of becoming a soccer star are shattered when he's smuggled across the border and sold to a sweatshop making party dresses in downtown Los Angeles.

Bonded stars Jason Patric, Alfredo Castro, Paulina Gaitan, Francisco Denis, Samm Levine and Mexican newcomers Diego Calva (recently cast in Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Babylon with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie) and Ari Lopez in the lead role of ‘Jesus.’

Working with Mogul, Bonded’s filmmakers are able to offer the community an insider view of the production process, exclusive rewards and red-carpet experiences via the platform.

Bonded Director, Mohit Ramchandani, expressed:

"Our goal is to build a strong social action campaign and bring awareness to the issue of modern day slavery through narrative storytelling and we welcome the opportunity to engage with the Mogul community on this important topic.”

Emmy-nominated producer, David Cormican, Production Advisory Officer at Mogul, shared:

"This is obviously an incredibly exciting time to be announcing this milestone— Mogul’s first film financed via the Mogul model. Mogul initially invested in Bonded at the script level a little over two years ago. The filmmaking and producing team’s level of engagement served as an inspiration for Mogul’s model of interacting with investors and audiences during the script to screen journey for projects."

Mogul Productions is now accepting new project submissions for subsequent showcases and rounds of financing. Interested filmmakers can visit to create a Mogul account and submit a film project for showcase consideration.

For media inquiries, please contact Raneem Hamad at (310) 260-7901 or Raneem(at)MelrosePR(dot)com.

About Mogul Productions (Mogul)

Mogul Productions is a decentralized film financing (DeFiFi) platform that connects creators, movie fans, and film financiers in one space to ensure the best films get made by giving everyone a voice. By leveraging blockchain technology, NFTs and a tokenized system, Mogul incentivizes participation and rewards engagement. Using the Mogul in-app payment and utility token (STARS), users can vote on, greenlight and participate in key decision-making aspects of production.