April 21, 2017 – Nigerian Prince Movie: Filmmaker Faraday Okoro Wins $1Million Grant From AT&T To Produce Movie About Nigerian Email Scammers
US-based Nigerian filmmaker Faraday Okoro has won 2017 ‘AT&T Presents: Untold Stories’ contest.
Mr Okoro fought hard with four other filmmakers to win the much coveted $1 million grant from AT&T.
Apart from the settled production funding, the proposed film will also get a spot at the Tribeca Film Festival next year.
On Wednesday, Okoro was announced the winner by a committee of Hollywood filmmakers and actors who screened scripts from five producers.
AT&T also promised to distribute the movie on its video platforms.
While Okoro, a graduate of New York University film school won $1 million grant, 4 other filmmakers who took part in the contest won $10,000 for their projects.
Nigerian Prince, a movie written by Faraday Okoro will be produced by Bandele and Oscar Hernandez Topete.