Bitshares African Initiative Part 2: Phase One
Thank you all for the warm welcome you gave me yesterday. As I indicated before, I am an animation producer with a company based in the Bahamas, in partnership with Jeffrey Poitier (nephew of legendary Sir Sidney Poitier!) called African Legends Animation Ltd. It is a new company, and, like so many startups, we are gathering funding. In order to stay as independent as possible we have decided to partner with Bitshares to seek some delegate positions to help create an innovative platform for funding, economics and incentive based upon this great DAC. We think we have come up with a way for Bitshares to get the equivalent of millions in promotion for comparatively little cost. We are asking for the Bitshares community to vote us in for 2 full paid delegates to get this done. After phase two is implemented it would go down to 1 delegate, with the intention of not needing the paid delegate at all as soon as possible.
Just to point out an example from history: There was once a show called Soul Train that could not get advertisers due to racism. They were approached by a small hair care business called Johnson Products who needed a way to reach their audience. So Johnson Products bought airtime and in a few years went from $12 million in revenue to $40 million (worth $114 million in today's money) in a few years. Everyone needs an edge in a new venture. A way to gain a foothold. I think that working together African Legends Animation Ltd and Bitshares can get to our goals, be each others edge. And we propose do it via these elements in phase one:
Indigogo crowdfunding (funding goal $300,000)
Blockchain tokens called BitNubs (as in Nubian)
A Bitusd educational fund give way
A promotional tour of comic/scifi conventions and African festivals
A book series I wrote as source materialhttp://www.amazon.com/Princess-Nefertari-Protectress-Nile-Saga/dp/1500325740
The animated project:
The Princess Nefertari Animated Adventure Series
The first animated adventure supported, funded and sold via blockchain technology!
Indigogo donor prizes:
A Princess Nefertari Quest For Kemet ebook
$100 dollar or more donation will get a Princess Nefertari signed copy. Multiples of $100 will get multiple signed copies.
BitNubs equal to half the amount of the US currency value of their gift. ($50 = 25 BitNubs)
Princess Nefertari BitNubs will be exchanged for:
Half off on any rental/sales of Princess Nefertari Quest For Kemet upon completion
Digital copy of Nefertari's Quest For Kemet ebook novella
Discounts on Nefertari merchandise
The Princess Nefertari BitNubs will be fungible digital collectibles for sale in Bitusd.
The blockchain tracked BitNubs make the owners eligible to win the $20,000 Princess Nefertari Bitusd College Quest prize ($5000 immediately and $15,000 in an interest bearing Bitusd account to be released when the young person goes to college.)
A Princess Nefertari Quest for College facebook page will be the place for ongoing promotions and will be the place where those who hold the Princess Nefetari BitNubs can claim their prizes. They just need to upload a photo of themselves holding up a phone or tablet showing their BitNubs.
Create a video of two young teens talking about the contest and downloading the Bitshares wallet to receive their BitNubs. They end by showing their BitNubs on their phones to the camera declaring their hope of winning. At one point in the video the two kids talk about banks paying interest on deposits and one kid shouts out asking the unseen mother in the other room if banks still give you money for keeping your cash. The parent shouts back “not anymore dear...and with all the late charges and other fees we end up paying them!” Then one of the kids declares as the other kid downloads the Bitshares wallet “Not with Bitshares! That's why my parents put my college funds in Bitshares Bitusd! The wallets downloaded!”
Then the kid shouts to the of camera mom:
“OK send us our Princess Nefertari BitNubs, mom!”
As the kids hold up their phones to the camera showing their BitNubs they say:
“Ask your parents to donate now to help produce the Princess Nefertari animated movie! They'll get BitNubs, and when they give you some you could win a $20,000 Bitusd college fund!”
April – website and promotional video completed and uploaded to facebook
Promote at East Coast Black Age Of Comics festival May 15-16
Promote at Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Africa Festival May 22-25
Promote at African American Festival Baltimore MD June 21-22
Promote at African Street Festival New York July 4 weekend
Promote at San Diego Comicon July 8-12
Begin Indigogo Fundraising July 17
Promote at Harlem Book Fair July 18
Promote at Enter a float in the Bud Billiken Parade August 8 (second largest parade in the United States located on South Side of Chicago and viewed by millions http://www.budbillikenparade.org/from-the-white-house
Promote at African World Festival Detroit August 14-16
Promote at African Festival of the Arts Chicago Labor Day Weekend August 29-Sept 1
End Indigogo Fundraiser Sept 7
Sept 8 2015 start production with a goal of summer 2016 debut of 20-40 minutes pilot depending on funding
Our current stars who are fans of my work and have agreed to work as talent for the Princess Nefertari animation:
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
as the voice of Princess Nefertarihttp://tkeyah.com/
Damion Poitier (Jeffrey's cousin who played Thanos in the Avengers movie!)
as the voice of Prince Keshefhttps://www.google.com/search?q=damion+poitier&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS605US624&oq=damion&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.5279j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
as the voice of Prince Ahmeshhttp://repeatingislands.com/2009/04/26/film-jeffrey-poitiers-voices/
Bitshares African Initiative Part 3: Phase Two – International Outreach and Interest Share Crowdfunding Idea!