[PROPOSAL] Thespians DAO Funding Proposal for March - May, 2023


  • DAO introduction

The THESPIANS DAO is a community of Actors & Actresses who perform for both Stage and Film; including the crew members behind the stage and camera.

The DAO uses the acting platform to educate, entertain and give solutions to world problems, using the NEAR Ecosystem as it’s driving force.

The DAO would help to portray Actors & Actresses as world changers; in the same hand appreciate the efforts of crew members who work behind the stage or scene to make these audio-visual contents a reality.

Thespians DAO would, through its dramatic, captivating and entertaining activities, onboard people from different walks of life into the NEAR Ecosystem; because Drama is the easiest way to communicate, as it has to do with imitation of actions of men. So, it is easily relatable.


The purpose of the Thespians DAO is to create platforms for Actors and Actresses to freely express their creativity and heal the world through dramas and films. And to also appreciate the effort put in place by crew members who work tirelessly behind the stage and camera to make these works of Art a success.

  • Why my team is the best for the funds:

We have a team of experts who have been practicing the theatrical field for over 10 years.

Roxy The Entertainer ( @Roxy )
Johnson Chukwu, popularly known as Roxy is a graduate of Theatre & Film Studies Department, University of Nigeria. He majors in cinematography and editing. Roxy road to stardom picked up when he started shooting music videos for: Magnito, Bella Shmurda, Oga Sabinus, Mc Makopolo (to mention but a few). These guys are top celebrities in Nigeria. He has been a great tool in pushing the Thespians DAO to a lofty height.

Mr. Dan ( @dandyjj )
Daniel is a production Manager who has worked for different Media Companies in Lagos Nigeria. He’s a specialist in Drone Pilot and managing a Film or Drama Production. He has been the on-field soldier for all Thespians DAO projects. He does most of the work, but unfortunately gets the least notice. He is a hard-working fellow in pre-production and production activities.

Henry ( @Henry126 )
Henry is a world class cinematographer. His experience in the cinematic world had given him International visibility. His first travel to Dubai was in the bid to share his experience in the film production world.

Femdography ( @Femdography )
Femd is an Award Winning Editor. He is world class! Having Femd in our team is absolutely a win-win. He edits for most Cinema movies out of Nigeria. Femd is the best man for the post-production job.

Chizy ( @Chizyj )
Chizy is in charge of our Audio Studio (when set up). He is a talented music Artiste with a trending EP on Web2 before being onboarded by Thespians DAO.

Jobonson Smart:
A very creative writer, Director and Continuity Manager. He is part of us and you would gradually get to know him in series of our upcoming projects. He has written so many movies and have worked with many celebrities in Nigeria.

  • Achievement information about the DAO

Thespians DAO is the first DAO to produce a Drama NFT in NEAR Ecosystem. And we are striving to be the first DAO to produce a Film Drama Series in NEAR Ecosystem.

In the course of our projects, we have minted over 60 NFTs, onboarded over 70 New NEARians who had no idea about web3 or Crypto or NEAR!

Our Real Life events are dope and interesting from beginning to the end, because we make people feel relaxed listening to why they should be onboarded on NEAR Ecosystem. Afterwards, the audience are being entertained by our stage drama events. Since our last outing, we have been receiving calls when our next project will take place.

On social media, we have increase in 3 months of project to 300+ followers and our audience are eager for the next.

  • Content and Social media stats:
    Our DAO events have occured three times, sponsored by NEAR foundation. In the course of such events, we have over 300 followers on all platforms, more than 4 videos on YouTube, 60 minted drama NFTs, 6 locked event videos and intriguing Real Life audience.

In February, in order to keep the DAO active, we collaborated with CETNAD Documentaries and we will be premiering a documentary to be promoted by CETNAD Company. A company that is into documentaries.

This is our Linktree:

We have submitted and completed 3 proposals approved by Creatives DAO and sponsored by NF. And one collaboration with CETNAD Documentaries that will be on air pretty soon.

We have three hardworking Council Members, with @Henry126 recently added to help build the Ecosystem.

@roxy is a graduate of Theatre & Film Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka. He has been practicing Stage and Film production for over 10 years. He’s a topnotch Cinematographer and Editor in Lagos, Nigeria

@dandyjj is a Production Manager, Lighting Designer and a Drone Pilot. His works center on making sure a production goes smoothly as planned and targets met, despite the challenges that come with Stage and Film Production

@Henry126 is an International Cinematographer and Film Maker, who has worked so hard for the Entertainment World, shuffling between United Arab Emirates and Nigeria.

We have minted a total of 60 NFTs, and we are planning to premiere our first Film Drama NFT Series on the Metaverse.

  • Genre

We major in general Art, but pay vivid attention to Film Drama NFTs and Stage Drama NFTs.

  • Impact

We have three-chained-main DAO goals: To Entertain, To Educate and To Onboard.

Thespians DAO is the DAO in this right track. From our experience, no audience has ever left from in-between our Drama exercise.

We entertain them to theo core, and use Drama as an avenue to lure them to come and learn about NEAR Ecosystem and Crypto.

This has helped us in onboarding over 60 members in three months (during our projects).

  • Roadmap:

It’s true there was a pause in fund, but we will be in the right track to continue our quest for Self Sustainibilty.

March - May:
we will focus on setting up our Visual Studio with props and sets; getting our first Film Drama NFT script ready, starting up our Vodcast monthly content, and kicking off Season 2 of our Evening of Dramas with Theater Arts Students in different Tertiary Institutions.

June - August:
We will focus on getting our Audio Studio Space ready and getting the necessary audio equipment ready. And we will have our Stage Drama Project in place; there will also be a 2 days Seminar with Cinematographers Arena (a community of Film Makers in Nigeria); we will also have a script Analysis meeting to conclude the production cost of our first Film Drama Series. And then we would be hosting the second season of our Vodcast Series.

September - November:
We will be shooting our Film Drama NFT Series, which we will be premiering every week for 5 weeks. We will also be hosting our Vodcast Series too.

In this our proposal, the following are our milestones…

  • Completely setting up our “Visual Studio”
  • Onboarding over 20 New NEARians.
  • Minting 30 Picture NFTs on Mintbase
  • Producing more than 5 video NFTs
  • Having a Film Drama Series Script


Project 1:
Purchase of Visual Studio Props & Set Designs for Thespians DAO Studio Space

This is to enable us set up our Visual Studio Space to be shooting contents from the Thespians DAO members to promote NEAR Ecosystem.

Expected Outcome:

  • Furniture and Fittings
  • Props Purchase
  • Conducive environment for shooting of Film Dramas, Vodcast and contents.

Activities & timelines:
April 2nd - all props will be ready for set up.


Project 2:
Thespians DAO Stage Drama Contest; An Evening of Many Dramas. Strategy to onboard Theatre Arts Students into the NEAR Ecosystem and Web3 at Large - April, 2023 (Season 2)

This is an avenue to bring Theatre Arts from different Tertiary Institutions together for a drama competition; by so doing lure them into learning about NEAR Ecosystem, Crypto and Web3 at Large.

Expected Outcome:

  • 20 NFT pictures
  • 4+ Video NFTs
  • 20+ onboarded New NEARians

Activities & timelines:
April 1st - Sending of letter of Invitation to Theatre Arts Departments and schools
April 22nd - we will be on stage for the main the main event
April 29th - Event Pictures and Videos would be available for minting and promotions


Project 3:
Screenplay Project for Thespians DAO’s Film Drama Series with up to 5 Episodes, to be written by Jobonson Smart

This is the first step to actualize our dream to produce the first Film Drama NFT from NEAR Ecosystem. The script would be written by Jobonson Smart; an Award Winning Nollywood Script writer.

Expected Outcome:

  • Script NFT
  • Screenplay for Thespians DAO Film Drama Series
  • Onboarding of Jobonson Smart into the NEAR Ecosystem

Activities & timelines:
April 1st - Jobonson Smart starts developing the script
May 1st - the script will be ready for discussions

Total Budget:

Project 4:
Effects of Web3 on Art, Science and Technology, a Monthly Vodcast Series from Thespians DAO (Season 1)

This is a Vodcast Series so that experience crypto and Web3 practitioners could teach our audience in the knowledge they will understand. We will be posting this Series every month.

Expected Outcome:

  • Picture NFTs
  • Video NFT
  • Social Media Content
  • Onboarding of online Audience

Activities & timelines:
April 8th - We will be shooting in Thespians DAO Space
April 29th - we will be posting and promoting the first episode
May 27th - We will be posting the second episode

Total Budget:

Council Work & Activities - $1,000

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  • DAO’s objective/goals:
    The objective of Thespians DAO is to onboard Actors and crew members; use the DAO activities to lure audience to learn about NEAR Ecosystem; create great NFTs with these beautiful set of casts and crew, and put in varieties in Arts delivered in NEAR Ecosystem.

  • Roadmap to reach the goal:
    We’ve been putting in great efforts in achieving these goals. It is our earnest desire to create without limit, that is why we are so determined in actualizing self sustainibilty by having our own space and filming equipment. As well we have breakdown of activities that evolves around Film Drama and Stage Drama; which will help us with setting a bait for outsiders to visit our stores, Metaverse activities, and patronize our real life events.

  • How the longer term goal is divided into milestones making the DAO reach there:
    We will take it slow and steady. First getting our Audio-Visual Studio totally functioning, to acquiring filming equipment, to having a cinema house on the Metaverse belonging to Thespians DAO.

  • Team members’ role:

@roxy - he’s in of charge project conceptualization, keeping the DAO updated with new developments, and supervision of projects.

@dandyjj - he’s in charge of Studio Space maintenance, production management and controlling unforseen circumstances during production.

@Henry126 - he’s in charge of supervising post production activities, making sure materials are available for publication on time and as of when due, updating social media activities and contents.

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Creatives DAO weekly call participation: