Wednesday , November 30 2022

Nigerian Graduate Student Wins $1m To Produce Film

A Nigerian graduate student at the New York University, Faraday Okoro has won a transformative grant of $1m to produce a film.

Okoro was among five finalists listed for an award being given by AT&T, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Institute to a promising young filmmaker, with a focus on underrepresented perspectives.

After a game-show-like pitch-off, Okoro won the transformative grant. His thesis project would have a million-dollar budget.

But the money came with pressure: For example, it was to be filmed in Africa.

The film, “Nigerian Prince,” follows a Nigerian-American high schooler whose mother sends him to live with his aunt in Lagos. There he befriends his cousin, a professional scammer who sends phishing emails, among other deceitful business pursuits.

Winning a $1 million grant to make his film was “much different than winning the lottery,” Faraday said, “because I still had to make the movie for it to mean anything. And I could really feel that.”

(akelicious)

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4 comments

  1. Nnopu blessing ogoo

    congratulations

  2. Onuchukwu Chika Jennifer

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  3. Ubabuko Chiamaka

    Wow…….. Congrats dear

  4. Uyanwa Paulinus Tochukwu

    Wow!! congratulations.

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