Nigerian filmmaker Faraday Okoro’s Proposed Movie “Nigerian Prince” has secured $1million AT&T Grant at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.
The movie which centers around Nigerian scammers was written and directed by Faraday Okoro and produced by popular filmmaker Biyi Bandele and Oscar Hernandez-Topete.
The movie was announced the winner after a pitching session tagged “AT&T Presents: Untold Stories” which involved four other filmmakers.
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AT&T will provide funding of up to $1 million for Faraday Okoro and Biyi Bandele to create his film, and Tribeca will provide mentorship from seasoned industry professionals.
In addition, AT&T plans to distribute the winning film across several of its video platforms, including DIRECTV NOW, AT&T’s streaming over-the-top service. Apart from the funding, the movie is also guaranteed a slot at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
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