Title: THESPIANS DAO FUNDING PROPOSAL FOR SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER, 2023
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
- DAO introduction *
The THESPIANS DAO is a community of Actors & Actresses, who perform for both Stage and Film; including the crew members and all theater lovers who finds value in our Arts.
The DAO uses the acting platform to educate, entertain, and connect web2 users and Creatives to dApps, DeFi, Metaverse Experience and Web3 as a whole; using the NEAR Ecosystem as it’s driving force.
THESPIANS DAO’s PURPOSE
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; in the same vein having returns through NFTs, Web3 Event Ticketing, Metaverse Experience; inculcating the usage of NEAR dApps & DeFi in our theatrical activities as well.
- Why team is best for the funds
We have a team of experts who have been practicing in the Web3 World for more than a year now and also experts in Film and theatrical field for more than 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. He has been active in the NEAR Ecosystem for more than a year.
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. He has been active in the NEAR Ecosystem for more than a year.
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.
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. We have worked with him as web2 Artiste, and he would be Onboarded in the course of this project.
A social media promoter and a guru in generating traffics for events and contents.
He is also a music Artiste with over 10,000 followers on Instagram. We have worked with him as web2 Artiste, and he would be Onboarded in the course of this project.
My Team is the best to receive the funding because we are built with experience and very eager to work. This has been seen on our past 3 projects as we onboarded nothing less than 70 New NEARians, traveling more than a 12 hours journey to spread the gospel of NEAR and different DAOs like NEAR Digital Fashion DAO came out from the activities of the Thespians DAO Activities in the Eastern Part of 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 strictly Metaverse Film Drama Series and first Audio Drama under NEAR Ecosystem.
Our first and just concluded Short Movie on NEARhub has a total of 150 views and 67 users on the day of our premiere. And the short movie was one to talk talk about.
In the course of our projects, we have minted over 60 NFTs, onboarded over 80 New NEARians who had no idea about web3 or Crypto or NEAR!
Since our inception and 4 months of funding,
we have hosted 6 Stage Drama NFTs
we have hosted one short movie on NEARhub and had 67 viewers in just that day of the movie premiere
minted more than 60 Stage Drama Picture NFTs with unlockables
had one Bounty on Monologue Challenge, via the NEAR forum and Social Media
had one Bounty to give the community the creative opportunity to design Thespians DAO logo
Set up an Audio-Visual Studio, where most of our contents would be created and premiered on NEARhub, Tamago and minted on Paras and Mintbase
during the funding break, we had a collaboration with CETNAD Documentaries, and we have onboarded the owner of the company as well @cetnadTV
In 4 months of being financially empowered by NF, our activities have skyrocketed our social media awareness from zero followers to 6,134 members in all Social Media handles, including On-chain members and Council members on AstroDAO.
Content and Social media stats
6 Real Life Stage Drama NFTs in 3 months
1 Short Movie on the Metaverse
60+ minted Pictures on Mintbase with unlockables
1 Monologue Challenge with over 10 videos
1,090 Instagram followers
1,176 followers on X (Twitter)
1,100 Facebook followers
1,138 members on Telegram
1,014 TikTok followers
1,094 YouTube Subscribers with over 2,039 views
31 On-chain members on Astro DAO, 4 Council Members with 93 Votes Casted on Astro.
7 Followers on NEAR Socials
Thespians DAO YouTube link, last seven days engagement and IRL Events YouTube Links
July Event Highlights -
August Event Highlights-
September Event Highlights -
Thespians DAO Instagram Link and Engagement in a month now
Thespians DAO X (formerly Twitter) Link and Engagement on last 2 posts
Thespians DAO Facebook Link and Engagement in the last 28 Days
Thespians DAO TikTok Link
Thespians DAO NEAR Socials Link
Thespians DAO Telegram Link
We have written a total number of 8 Proposals over a period of 8 months to Creatives DAO, 4 of those proposals were approved while 4 of them were not approved (since inception).
We have 4 Council members, 22 On-chain members and 6,108 Members/Followers on all different Social Media platforms.
We have minted 60+ NFTs on Mintbase with unlockables to watch our full Stage Drama NFTs.
As part of our contribution to Ecosystem, we have kick-started a campaign known as “the3flix”
Read more about the campaign here: "The3Flix" Project and Campaign - Google Drive
In this bid, we are planning to continue hosting Metaverse Stage Drama and Film Premier events with NEARhub, thanks to Jeff (of NEARhub) and his Team for such a great and beautiful space Thespians DAO now has on the Metaverse (known as Thespians Hub).
- Genre - What category does your DAO fall under
Stage, Radio & Film Drama
Our 3 main Goals in Thespians DAO are to Entertain, Educate and Onboard. We have successfully made use of our Creativity to onboard more than 100 New NEARians and educate them on the advantage of Web3, Crypto and why they should operate under the NEAR Ecosystem. We will continue to onboard a great number of people and move them from web2 Creatives to Web3 Creatives.
We are promoting the Web3 possibilities of practicing Drama NFT in Africa, Web3 Drama Ticketing and creating self sustainibilty platforms for Actors and Actresses to make money for themselves through hosting of stage drama and Cinema premiering of Film Dramas in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. We are the first DAO from Africa to mint a Stage Drama under the NEAR Protocol.
Our short movie premiering on the Metaverse has prompted many Directors to consider the NEARhub as a fun, lucrative and new experience to Premiere their movies. And we are getting Proposals for partnership and collaborations from Professionals to experiment on Thespians Hub.
As part of our “the3flix” Project, we would be collaborating with NEARhub team to stream live some Film Drama and Stage Drama Coaching Classes, which will draw web2 users to NEARhub to learn how to: make up, costume, shoot, act, stage design, script and other important things to learn in the Art of Film Making and Stage Drama.
Arrangements have been put in place to see that these projects work out and our social media publicity team headed by Spicytee will see we generate more traffic for our upcoming projects and contents.
- 2023/2024 Roadmap
In the advent of new guidelines by the Creatives DAO, we have to readjust our Roadmap to achieve NFs goals and targets for DAOs.
Apart from mass onboarding and opening of hundreds of active NEAR wallets, we would pay more attention to creating and selling of NFTs; providing contents for NEARhub, Tamago, Mintbase and Paras. Including Self Sustainibilty though IRL crypto event ticketing and revenues from our contents on YouTube (which is undergoing review processes by the YouTube Tech Team for monetization).
Our contents would come in forms of Stage Dramas, Dance Dramas, Film Dramas, Radio/Audio Dramas, Onboarding Classes, Tutorials on How-To-Do and YouTube Monetized Contents.
2023, First Quarter
We will register Thespians DAO as a Legal Wrapper. We consider using service like
https://otoco.io/ (or any other) that offer LLC wrapper to safeguard the name on the Blockchain.
We will be hosting a Short Film Drama that will be premiered on NEARhub before upload on YouTube.
We would host a Bounty to inspire the community to follow our Film Drama streaming on NEARhub and as well to achieve a large number of Audience on the Metaverse. There will be massive social media publicity to draw traffic to the space and attract Web2 Artistes to participate too.
There will be massive online publicity growth for our Social Media pages and we will apply for YouTube Monetization to give us a good platform to generate revenue for contents that will be coming out from Thespians DAO Audio-Visual Studio.
We would also embark on getting the script for our first NFT Film Drama Series ready. We would also run a documentary/interview with the Nollywood writer as we onboard him into the NEAR Ecosystem.
We will kick off with series of production meetings ahead of our Film Drama Series which will be coming up at the second quarter of the funding year 2023.
We would be putting aside savings to design and launch our “the3flix” NEARhub Space; which will be spearheaded by Jeff of NEARhub Team.
2023, Second Quarter
Due to the success of our first Metaverse Short Film, we are going to continue the production of the second episode of the short movie, which would also be launched on NEARhub.
We will continue massive online publicity of our Social Media pages and we will finalize our YouTube Monetization to give us a good platform to generate revenue for contents that will be coming out from Thespians DAO Audio-Visual Studio.
Our Movie soundtrack on Tamago is performing absolutely well after 4 days.
We would love to make use of the endless opportunities in Tamago to stream our first Vodcast while still attracting traffic via Instagram collaboration with influencers.
We will invite web3 gurus to discuss promotional and educating topics during our Vodcast. Topic of discussion would be “The effects of Web3 on Art, Science and Technology”. This Vodcast will be transmitted live to an audience of more than 100,000 viewers on Instagram. And we would need to talk to Africans in a way Africans should understand crypto and the NEAR Ecosystem in particular.
There will be massive online publicity growth for our Social Media pages, as we will be hitting nothing less than 10,000 followers all across our Social Media Handles.
We will continue promotional activities, posts and contents to attract the world to Thespians Hub. As well as collaborate with creators and directors to start premiering their movies on Thespians Hub.
There will be $1,000 deposit fee to Jeff for our space on NEARhub, making it $1,500 total payment (remaining $1,000)
2023, Third Quarter
We will introduce back our EVENING OF DRAMA. Where different Drama groups will participate and compete for a price. This time around it will be a Metaverse event on our NEARhub Space.
We will be dropping the second segment of our Vodcast event. And try to improve parts we did right and correct the side we lacked.
We will pay off for Thespians Hub fee (the $1,000) and we will save up for our upcoming NFT Film Series coming up in 2024!!!
From the experience and success gathered with the short film in the first quarter, we will be going on Set for our Film Drama NFT Project. This project would be a 6 Episode Film, that will be shot in Thespians Audio-Visual Studio Space. Three Episodes in the second quarter and the remaining three episodes in the third quarter of project funding.
Plans for the Film Drama NFT Project includes:
Live stream on NEARhub
Soundtrack premiere on Tamago
Minting of BTC Pictures & Videos on Mintbase and Paras
Making money from YouTube Monetization
Streaming on “the3flix” dApp when launched
To encourage alot of traffic on the NEARhub Space, we would be hosting a Bounty during the Film Drama NFT Series Premiering.
Thespians DAO would be hosting a film editing Master Class in Thespians DAO Audio-Visual Studio Space, the Masterclass is to encourage upcoming Film Makers and as well onboard them from Web2 to Web3. Part of the contents to be produced during the Master Class would be NEAR advertising materials, which will be posted and promoted on YouTube, and pictures minted on Paras.
There will be massive online publicity growth for our Social Media pages, as we will be hitting nothing less than 15,000 followers all across our Social Media Handles.
We would also be completing the payment and the launch of “the3flix” NEARhub Space; which will be spearheaded by Jeff of NEARhub Team.
- DAO’s Milestones for proposal
Milestones for Short Film Drama;
Start meetings with the DAO Council and all the members about the concept
Reach out to crew members
Pay Bounty to production crew
Shoot the short Film
Onboard cast & crew
Have the crew do videos that will be sold as NFT on how they achieved the make-ups, costumes, camera angles and shots, and every other technical things achieved during the production.
Under go post production processes
Mint the BTC (Behind The Scene) NFTs on Mintbase
Deliver complete version of the Short Film Drama to NEARhub Team
Have a Metaverse Premiere date
Run masive publicity to encourage the community to participate in the Metaverse Premiere
Screening on Metaverse on the D Day
Milestones for Thespians DAO Vodcast:
Reach out to the speakers to boom them for the Vodcast
Reach out to the influencers whose Instagram page would be use to collaborate to give us visibility
Arrange set, sound and camera crew for the job
Shoot and edit for Tamago and highlights for our Metaverse Space
Mint the speakers on set and BTS pictures on Paras with the full video as unlockables
Continuation of the Short Film Drama on NEARhub & YouTube
The concept of this project is to continue the production of the Short Film for the promotion of Web3 and NFT; and discouraging youths from engaging in frauds.
The second part of the story is going to highlight the ups and downs “Wisdom” faced in his new find love with NFT and Web3.
The continuation of the short movie will show how he end up preaching and onboarding people who come to him thinking he was practicing fraud, not knowing there is something called NFT under the NEAR ECOSYSTEM. Even the central authorities will get to know of us through “Wisdom” in HK the Short Movie.
This project will give viewers more details about Web3, Cryptocurrency and NFT as well.
NFTs of Behind The Scene (BTS) Videos on how to do the technicalities involved in making the Short Film e.g Make Up, Costume, Lighting, Props, Sets, etc
One Metaverse Screening
Earnings from YouTube Monetization
Earnings from NFTs of the BTS on Mintbase
Activities & Timelines
7th-11th October: Rehearsals for the Short Film
12th October: The main Day for the Shooting
19th October: Pictures, Video and Soundtrack are ready for minting
Costumes - $100
Make Up - $100
Director Bounty - $100
10 Casts Bounty - $300
Sound effects, mixing & Scoring - $200
2 Stage Hands - $100
Set Designers & Props - $200
On set sound recordist - $100
Artwork - $50
Cinematography & Editing - $300
BTS - $150
100% of these payments are going to the Community for their participation during the short Film. We would sort and onboard available Web2 Creatives to carry out these duties and they would all claim their payment via our Astro DAO.
Vodcast streaming on Tamago
As part of us keeping our Audio-Visual Studio Space full of activities and contents, we would like to introduce a monthly Vodcast which will be transmitted on Tamago.
It is true that there are alot of information on Web3 and Crypto, but in my experience so far in the Ecosystem, I understand that newbies need to be talked to in a way that they are familiar with. This is why we will be inviting guests to our studio to educate and talk to our audience about the Web3 Effects on Art, Science and Technology.
The edited contents will be premiered on all of our social media platforms; and NEAR would be promoted before, in-between and at the end of the Vodcast.
100 streams on Tamago
2,000 audience generated from social media
BTS Pictures Minted on Paras and full visuals as unlockables
Activities & Timelines
October 8th - We will be shooting the Vodcast in Thespians DAO Space
October 16 - we will start massive publicity for the streaming on the D-Day
October 20 - We will be posting and streaming the Vodcast on Tamago
Videos & Pictures - $200
Sound - $100
Bounty for 2 Speakers ($50 each) - $100
SUB-TOTAL - $400
100% of these payments are going to the Community. $300 goes to the media company that will help us shoot and edit the Vodcast as well as provide the sound equipment. All will request their payment through Thespians DAO Astro DAO
Second Part Payment for “the3flix” NEARhub Space
We are designing “the3flix” NEARhub Space. This is to get Thespians DAO fully engaged in the Metaverse Activities and encourage intra-DAO contents on the Metaverse; as well as generating daily to weekly usage of NEAR wallets by the community who wishes to get entertained on our Space.
The concept of “the3flix” NEARhub Space is a Cinema-like Structure on the Metaverse with contents flowing in from Thespians on a weekly basis.
The budget for “the3flix” NEARhub Space is $2,500 which is divided into three payment schemes.
$500 for previous funding quarter,
$1,000 for this funding quarter,
And $1,000 for the last 2023 funding quarter.
A well designed Cinema-like Space on the NEARhub for Thespians DAO.
Activities & Timelines:
Due to the Annual 3 Quarter Funding Scheme of the Creatives DAO, this project would start in this funding scheme and would be finished up in the third funding scheme, so we can have other funds to take care of many other projects.
SUB-TOTAL (this month)
2 Months Social Media Handler Bounty, Promotion of Our Contents to help us build a powerful community and sell our NFTs, DAO Activities Awareness & Ads, plus YouTube Monetization
Part of our plans is to create a platform that will be on people’s feed on most Social Media.
This will make us to employ the activities of a Web2 Social Media Gurus to help grow and manage our Social Media pages.
We will wait on the YouTube Review Team to finish reviewing the Monetization of our YouTube, which will give us a step ahead in Self Sustainibilty because we are creating contents strictly for YouTube and will generate revenue from there to maintain one or two activities of the DAO.
Actualization of YouTube Monetization
3 feed posts on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter each Week
4 story posts on Instagram and Facebook each week
Updates on Telegram concerning DAO Activities
2+ Monthly posts on YouTube
Ad payments for content and program promotions on Social Media platforms.
Upto a total of 10,000 followers on all our Social Media platforms
Activities & Timelines:
Ads and promotions would be coming as the contents are being created.
And posting in our Social Media Pages will be done as mentioned in “Expected Outcome” above.
Social Media Handler (Instagram, Facebook & Twitter) - $50x2 months - $100
Social Media Handler (YouTube, TikTok & Telegram) -$50x2 months - $100
Ads for contents - $100x2 months - $200
Extra charges to achieve the above objective will be sacrificed from Council Fee.
This is to take care of council expenses incurred to achieve these projects, getting of $NEAR to open and activate new wallets, Salary for the Council Members, and also be able to cover up other miscellaneous expenses.
SUB-TOTAL - $1,400
TOTAL - $5,000
- What is the goal of the DAO’s objective?
Our 3 Main Goals in Thespians DAO are to Onboard, Entertain and Educate. And we are creatively structuring our activities to be in line with these Goals and that of NF.
We have come to understand the essence of a Community, and are making strategic plans to build community that will see values in our Arts and build with us, as well as buying and reselling of our NFTs; and learning from the experts who will be working with us as well.
There are alot of ideas, techs and dApps coming up in every minute in the Ecosystem, many people find it hard to understand these developments by just reading about them, this is where we come in…we are structuring stories to help communicate these ideas in acting both on Stage, Film and Audio Dramas.
Thespians DAO is explaining the benefits and usefulness of these dApps and techs, not through word of mouth, but in flesh and blood through acting.
We are also developing ideas to help us into self sustainibilty as we produce these contents, this includes NEAR Web3 Ticketing, YouTube Monetization, streaming of Contents on “the3flix” after it’s launching; promotion and selling of NFTs.
- Roadmap to reach the goal
We are arranging Stage Dramas, Film Dramas and Audio Dramas to help in communicating NEAR dApps, and we are also going to promote contents to reach wider audience and sell more NFTs, as well as making money from our YouTube contents which will be shot in Thespians DAO Audio-Visual Studio Space.
We are going to drive alot of traffic to NEARhub, and we are looking at about 50 - 100 visiting audience to the NEARhub, on the days we would go live.
We want to be able to make our own money and provide some funds for the DAO Activities, so we won’t be always relying on NF funds; this has created the need to Monetize our YouTube and as well massively run strategic promotion for our contents and activities, so that we can sell more of our NFTs and make money from Social Media as well.
- How is the longer term goal divided into milestones making the DAO reach there?
In the first Quarter of 2023 Funding Year, we want to have a Legal Wrapper, build an outstanding footprint on the NEARhub (having to partner with the NEARhub Team), as we also start the designs of our “the3flix” NEARhub Space by Jeff.
We are also shooting a short Film to heal the youths and redirect their mindsets to revenue generation through creation of NFTs, inspired by NEAR Protocol.
We are starting marathon publicity to help us build a better Community and sell our NFTs, and to make more money through YouTube Monetization. This will prompt other intra-DAO-funded activities to be posted on our YouTube, apart from those funded by NF.
In the Second Funding Quarter of 2023
We will continue with the more interesting parts of the HK movie, where the main character took the gospel of NEAR to the general public and government officials.
We will kickstart our Vodcast streaming on Tamago and collaborate with influencers to help spread the Vodcast cuts on Instagram live.
Jeff of NEARhub and our team will continue the upgrade and designs of our Thespians Hub Space.
In the Third Funding Quarter of 2023
We will bring back our EVENING OF DRAMAS event, but this time around is going to be a Metaverse event on NEARhub.
Different Drama Groups will compete for prizes while showcasing what they have on our screens on Thespians Hub.
We will continue our Vodcast streaming on Tamago and collaborate with influencers to help spread the Vodcast cuts on Instagram live.
OUR FILM DRAMA NFT SERIES SCRIPT IS READY!
So we will start saving money and generating funds for the big project coming up in 2024
We will see Thespians DAO producing the first Film Drama NFT Series. This will have 6 episodes. After Post-production, we will partner with Cinema houses to run a ticketed premier event, where audience would come to watch the Drama and in so doing learn about the activities of NEAR Protocol and dApps running on them.
We will kickstart the development of “the3flix” dApp, and make sure it goes live. This would be in partnership with the Developer DAO. Discussions are ongoing on how to make this dApp a successful one.
There will also be Drama Preview on the NEARhub and bounties will be awarded to audience who paid maximum attention during the Premiering. Online publicity will take place to draw massive audience to the Metaverse as usual. We will be targeting 100-200 audience on that day.
There will be a Master-class for Editors in Thespians DAO Audio-Visual Studio Space. Contents will be generated here and posted on Mintbase, Paras and Social Media platforms.
- What will the community or the team members’ role be?
@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 our Visual 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.
@ChizyJ - he’s in charge of Thespians DAO Audio Studio and it’s Management. This also includes our music NFTs and Audio Drama NFTs.
Total request number:
5,000 USD in DAI/USDC
DAO on-chain address (target wallet):