A documentary on Cody Wilson, a supporter of homegrown weapons, has received financial support from Samourai Wallet, a bitcoin wallet renowned for its privacy features. The movie, ‘Death Athletic: A Dissident Architecture,’ is directed by Jessica Solce and will have its world premiere at exclusive screenings in New York and Austin on October 21. Along with another executive producer, Thomas Donnelly, Samourai Wallet joined the project in 2021 and contributed money for post-production.
The film chronicles Wilson’s legal battles with the federal government and 20 state attorneys general over the right to publish files on how to make weapons using a 3D printer or computer numerical control (CNC) mill over the course of seven years as Wilson, the founder of Defence Distributed in Austin, Texas.
Because they may be manufactured without a serial number or registration, these firearms are frequently referred to as “ghost guns.” Wilson’s arrest for sexual assault in 2018 is also covered in the movie, as well as his subsequent plea to a separate charge and probationary period, resignation, and eventual return to Defence Distributed.
Over the years, Samourai Wallet has donated Bitcoin to a number of artists and creators working in the field, but supporting “Death Athletic” is their biggest gesture to far. The company compares the fully sovereign private bitcoin market and the market for homemade weapons since both are heavily stigmatized in the media and demand strong people to battle against all odds. The documentary will be accessible via well-known websites including iTunes, Amazon, and Google and a bitcoin-accepting online store powered by the BTCPay Server merchant software.