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Mosquito: A Fistful of Bitcoins (2016)

Mosquito: A Fistful of Bitcoins is the debut feature film of film-making duo Tom Block and Laura Revell, both 23 years of age. Self-funded with an estimated total budget of only £2000, this quirky comedy is an accomplished exercise in no-budget film-making resourcefulness, aimed at the Internet generation.

Tom Block and Laura Revell started developing and filming Mosquito in the summer of 2013 during a vacation on the Canary Island La Palma, where Tom was brought up. Mosquito was then completed on a part-time basis over the following two years in the UK, alongside studies and full-time work. The film was shot solely on one Canon 5Dmkii.


A girl from the future is teleported into the present day. Will she be able to save the world from the emerging Internet dictatorship into which she was born?


Young Mosquito goes about her daily life in the post-apocalyptic wastelands of 2084. All of a sudden, she finds herself teleported into the present day, where the eccentric scientist Albert has just tested his new invention on her: the Timeotronic 5000. Things get off to a shaky start between the two until Albert introduces Mosquito to the Internet - his favourite pastime but her worst enemy. Will Mosquito be able to prevent the emerging digital dictatorship that she was born into?

  • Tom Block
  • Tom Block, Laura Revell
  • Tom Block, Laura Revell
  • Lucien Morgan
    Key Cast
  • Laura Revell
    Key Cast
  • Tom Block
    Key Cast
  • Penny Judd
    Key Cast
  • Jack Moore
    Key Cast
  • Henry Strong
    Key Cast
  • Isaac Money
    Key Cast
  • Jack Woodward
    Key Cast
  • Nina Rose Gilbert
    Key Cast
  • Phil John
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Giacopazzi
    Key Cast
  • Hadi Kermani
    Key Cast
  • Mark Stedman
    Key Cast
  • Marko Conte
    Key Cast
  • Clarissa Hagan
    Voice Overs
  • Connor Catchpole
    Voice Overs
  • Sinead McDonnell
    Voice Overs
  • Kurt Ainsalu
  • Fran Stoneley
  • Blake Pender
  • Tom Block
  • Emilian Dechev
  • Paulo Godoy
  • Tom Block
  • Joel Perez
    Title Drawings
  • Tom Block
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Spaghetti Western Parody, Internet Satire
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 9, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain, United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV 1080p - PAL - 23.98fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • North by Midwest Micro Budget Film Festival 2016
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    May 21, 2016
    US Premiere
  • #TOFF The Online Film Festival 2015

    Best Feature Film
  • #IFF Indie Film Festival 2015
Distribution Information
  • Adler & Associates Entertainment
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tom Block

Tom Block was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, on the 02.11.1991. He grew up on the Canary Island La Palma, Spain, studied in London, UK and currently lives in Munich, Germany. Mosquito is Tom’s debut feature film as self-shooting director, co-writer and producer. In addition to these roles, Tom also scored the film’s soundtrack and carried out the editing. Tom has worked for several broadcasters, such as the BBC in London, UK, and the ProSiebenSat1 Media SE, NBC Universal & A+E Networks in Munich. He’s obtained a MA degree from the Centre of Cultural Studies and the Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BMus degree from the LCCM London College of Creative Media, Middlesex University.

Laura Revell is a British actor and writer with a variety of industry experience both behind and in front of the camera. Mosquito is Laura’s first feature film as co-writer and leading actor.

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Director Statement

Making a feature film with just under £2,000 is insane (on the brink of sanity!), but that's also why I'm so proud of this project. Laura and I spent the last 2 years sacrificing almost all of our free time for it, multitasking permanently alongside full-time work and studies... It was extremely challenging, but I guess that the more challenging a project proves to be, the more obsessed one becomes with it... and the more obsessed one becomes with it, the more relief one feels when the last pieces of it come together... and that is how I feel now that Mosquito is finished: very relieved and very proud!

It's been an absolute roller coaster ride with lots of learning curves, and although the result is far from perfect, I'm very happy with it. Mosquito was made with next to nothing and nonetheless it achieves many things that many big-budget films don't… or so I hope…

Lots of love to all of you and I hope you enjoy the film,