Movie Script Wins $1m Grant

A yet to be produced film, ‘Nigerian Prince’ has won the the a $1 million grant from AT&T.  ‘Nigerian Prince’, a proposed film project by Faraday Okoro, apart from the production funding, is guaranteed a slot at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film, to be produced by Bandele and Oscar Hernandez-Topete, talks about the atrocities of the Nigerian email scammers. Two characters; Eze, a stubborn, first generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian prince scammer.

After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, he retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.

‘Nigerian Prince’ was on Wednesday, April 19 announced winner of the grant. The announcement came after a hard-fought pitching session featuring scripts from four other filmmakers.

 

A committee of Hollywood filmmakers and actors selected the winning script after listening to pitches from five contenders.

 

 

 

By Tony Nwanne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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