May 12, 2022
Dear Nouns DAO,
We are pleased to meet your formal acquaintance and respectfully propose the following. We began working on the filmfund.eth project before learning about Nouns. Now, we connect with you as Nouns punk holders, in aspirations to collaborate and scale our collective ideas. This is a passion project, which we will relentlessly pursue until it comes into fruition.
As a team of two racially, and politically marginalized, doxxed women, we are expert professionals with diverse and essential experiences. We are joined by a consultant and expert professor and advisor, with whom collectively we have over 70 years of experience. We aspire to dedicate our lives to this project, establishing it in order to remain sustainable for generations to come.
Thank you in advance for reviewing the following proposal. We look forward to hearing from you and the potential of a future collaboration.
Kristina Weiserova Dr. Lemny Perez
filmfund.eth Nouns DAO Proposal
Pilot/first episode of first audiovisual project
Clothing Collection (name to be determined, highlighting Nouns)
Kristina Weiserova (113kw) and Dr. Lemny Perez have collaborated for a joint social impact and film venture project.
As two under-resourced, educated and experienced women, we propose the following film fund to the Nouns DAO.
FILMFUND.ETH will primarily be funding film and film related projects by women, BIPOC and creatives, to include and target authors over 55 years of age. FILMFUND.ETH will be a DAO issued tokens with revenues from the distribution and screening of audiovisual projects funded by us. Detailed voting structures for selected projects, and planned ongoing and sustainable web3-film3 projects will be considered. We plan to ask for funding from multiple sources, with the major funding support from Nouns. Additionally, we propose to incorporate the Nouns DAO as a logo.
In order to divide this large goal into tangible objectives, our innitial aim is a proposal to fund the production of the first audio visual piece, a 50 minute episode, showing viewers how to apply and get funding from Nouns DAO. Also, we request financial support to establish the filmfund.eth DAO and for professional promotions of the overall project.
To achieve the promotion of the Nouns DAO and upon the discretion of the DAO, we’ll prepare a website, and social media outlets to promote the filmfund.eth project. Lastly, we’d like to establish a corporate identity theme by Nouns.
First deliverable: a 50 mins TV SERIES PILOT, as the first episode of a series. In this series, the viewer will see a doctor psychologist, as she is treating a myriad of clients. In the first episode the viewers encounter a story of two brothers. One of them finds out about Nouns, and receives funding for a project to make the world a more inclusive and better place. In the episode, we also see all Nouns merch already created, such as Nouns glasses, etc., that will be readily available for consumer consumption. This will be offered to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime Video and decentralized streaming services. If accepted and upon the discretion of the DAO, we will produce more episodes upon viewers demand. If not accepted, we will distribute them independently.
Second deliverable: Fashion garment collection highlighting Nouns, worn by actors in the pilot, recreated with emphasis on Nouns motives for general public sales. Created by hiring experienced designer of gypsy decent https://www.instagram.com/michalmarek_atelier
Both deliverables will be promoted with specialized hired marketers (including specialized press marketers/communicators for American and international press) with an identified niche audience, keen to be interested in our content. Also, we are planning to promote pieces of footage from the first deliverable, sharing it on social media as part of the Nouns and filmfund.eth promo campaign, creating POAPs and web3 events. This is in efforts to create significant impact in the nft/crypto, web2/web1 and analog established media.
Next, we will proceed with creating FILMFUND.ETH DAO, where the first deliverable will be our reference for possible investors. FILMFUND.ETH DAO details are described in FILMFUND.ETH mission.
Please find below the budget for the deliverables:
First Episode Storyline
The series will tell the story of a psychologist and her journey with her patients. Each storyline episode depicts the protagonist and patients’ lives as they make significant changes while interfacing with crypto, Nouns and NFTs.
In the first episode/pilot produced, the audience is introduced to a pair of 20-year-old brothers. One is a “good guy” with dreams of doing good in the world. The audience is introduced to a storyline of how he learned about the Nouns ecosystem, and how he submits his Nouns proposal for funding a simple project compatible with Nouns values (TBD). We can see his dreams as a beautiful, animated sequence, where he is meeting Nouns and is interacting with them. The storylines are described in the treatment that was used for creating the budget. We will also see explained values and ethics that Nouns are presenting, including one actor playing the role of a Noun owner, plus a cameo episodic appearance (in case Noun owners are interested). We would like to present in the pilot, Noun related merchandise thus far created and our actors will be wearing clothing, specially designed as merchandise (trousers, hoodies, jackets, dress). In our budget, we are collaborating with renowned Czech post production company, Universal Production Partners (UPP), who created the below video, to achieve the same level of visual effects as in this video - Meghan Thee Stallion Sweetest Pie (released recently) Megan Thee Stallion & Dua Lipa - Sweetest Pie [Official Video] - YouTube
We aim to be the driving force behind major impact and big change to encourage historically marginalized and oppressed populations. We intend to provide individuals and communities with visibility, vis a vis promoting a platform for non traditional voices to be heard on the global film/tv market. We aim to show the audience different points of view that are beyond a male’s and Anglo perspective of the world.
Because there is a huge disproportion of representation in this field, the majority of content in TV and cinemas is written and directed by Anglo men. Most bizarre are those films highlighting the perspectives of women, curated by men. As such, we aim to be a platform to change this huge disproportion by creating FILM FUND.ETH. Our objective is to provide dedicated support to ALL types of projects related to audiovisual storytelling through media by the aforementioned populations.
We aim to primarily work with organizations that support bipoc, women and people over 55 years of age. We have listed below potential collaborators.
Black Film Allegiance, The Black TV & Film Collective, Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center, The Blackhouse Foundation, Black Public Media, Black Women Film Network, Organization of Black Screenwriters, Sisters in Cinema.
Professional Organizations and Networking Associations:
African American Women in Cinema, Black Association of Documentary Filmmakers West, Cast and Crew of Color, Committee of Black Writers at the WGAW, Diverse Representation, The Parity Project,
Collectives: Black Women Directors, Undocumented Filmmakers Collective,
Native American & Indigenous Writers Committee (WGA), Red Nation International Film Festival, COUSIN Collective, The Mitakuye Foundation, Indigene Studios, Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artist Collective, The Toronto Indigenous Filmmakers Collective, Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Collective, Shine Network, Karrabing Film Collective, Vision Maker Media
The Hivemind Unified, In the Cut, Black Film Space, The Create Daily, Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab, Black Boy Writes, The Disruptors Fellowship, CAPE New Writers Fellowship, Susan M. Haas Fellowship, LA Skins, Sesame, Workshop Writers Room, The NHMC TV Writers Program, Mentorship Matters, Film Independent: Project Involve, ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program, Black Film Allegiance (Next Gen BIPOC), Whistler Film Festival - Indigenous Filmmaker Fellowship, American Black Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, The Thousand Miles Project
Film festivals with BIPOC:
BK Shorty Virtual Film Festival, Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival, Conch Shell International Film Festival, Fade to Black Festival, Imagine This Women’s Film Fest, International Diversity Film, Festival, LA Skins Fest, Oxford Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Watersprite Film Festival, The Micheaux Film Festival, Katra Film Series (New Faces New Voices Competition)
The first stage (year 1)
- FILMFUND.ETH DAO
- Delivering first pilot
- Clothing line
- Leveraged to promote FILMFUND.ETH DAO and NOUNs).
In the second stage (year 2)
- Support the first 3 projects from the public
- All have to be on the topic of Nouns, NFT and crypto.
- movies be selected in order to keep it totally transparent and fair:
- DAO will vote people in a jury, professionals from film industry, with experiences in film juries 5-25 years, representing different age, gender and race groups.
- These professionals will select from submissions 5 movies from which DAO will vote 3 that will be supported.
- Movies can be: short film, debut film, full length film, television series pilots, documentary film, animated film, film museum, film festival, film science book publishing) (we are not supporting youtube/ tiktok channels. If they have a good enough idea, they must write a project of bigger size and submit it to us).
- One book publishing
- Book is about history and the process of change between analog movie effects into today’s 3D CGI effects in movies
- Already worked on by consultant/advisor, professor from film university, our consultant and adviser doc. Mgr. Antonin Weiser ACK.
- Social good project helping girls and women in Nepal
- We aim to support the Nepali non profit organization, Raksha Nepal, stewarded by Menuka Thapa, a safe haven for women and girls who are survivors of gender based violence and sexual trafficking.
- Dr. Lemny has previously provided training on trauma healing workshops and will serve as a liaison to provide tech support and educational onboarding into Web 3 as a way for the women and girls to acquire technical equipment, skills and methods that will lead them to self-sufficiency in the modern world.
- Metaverse art curated event
- Metaverse event with the selection of audiovisual artists, from oppressed groups, curated by Dr. Lemny, a NFT.Tips Searchlight Curatorial team.
The aforementioned in Stage 2 will be financed by another proposal to Noun DAO and by either NFT collection (not pfps but still frames from the movie) or release of fungible tokens - upon consultations.
Holders of Nouns, specific NFTs from filmfund.eth collection or certain amount of fungible tokens would have utilities in forms of portions of revenues from movies and book, and voting in DAO - more to be added upon consultation.
We would like to continue supporting projects every year.
- During the year, participants would be supported with the progress of projects, and would be informed that in the event they do not fulfill delineated expectations, they might be asked to pay back part of the donation.
- Each year would be supported by revenue collected from movies, and books, and projects like the metaverse museum, virtual film festival etc.
- Revenues back to filmfund.eth DAO members would go from ticket sales, book sales, in case of tv pilot getting on Netflix, portion from that as well.
Kristina Weiserova is a filmmaker from Prague, EU, with extensive experience in czech broadcast television and film business. Kristina worked on various positions in film crew since 2004, and wrote, directed and produced multiple short movies and documentaries, the movie ROOTS IN EGO (2017, 35 minutes) with which she was on film festival in Western Australia. Kristina has mentorship in her father, doc.Antonin Weiser, who is professor at Prague Film University and worked on hundreds film and television projects throughout his life. More about Kristina on IMDB Kristina Weiserova - IMDb
About Dr. Lemny:
Born in Harlem, NY, Dr. Lemny Perez is an Afro-Dominican writer, actress, psychologist, abstract NFT artist & collector. She has a Master’s in Writing from the New College of California, is a Voices of Our Nation’s Arts Foundation Alum and is slated to be anthologized in 3 Dominican Writer’s Publications. She is a curator for NFT.Tips Search Light Curatorial team & is the Coaching Lead at the Dream Conduit, a carbon neutral non-profit DAO. Dr. Lemny has sold over 86 1/1 NFTs, is collected by World of Women, Nyla Collection & has shown at 31 NFT art shows. Featured in Forbes Magazine, she is the seasonal creative director for The Mint List an NFT music podcast on Spotify. She is the Community Lead at EQQO Labs and consultant at Queenz Collection NFT Project. In the late 90s, Dr. Lemny entered Syracuse University as an undergraduate film major, and had aspirations of becoming a film director. To continue this pursuit, she enrolled in documentary film continuing education classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. NFTs now provide her with an opportunity to fulfill her laden and dormant aspirations to write scripts and create films. Dr. Lemny has 25 years of boots on the ground experience with social services. She is the Former Director of Behavioral Health at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Oakland, CA and she is passionate about projects of mental health, social impact and social justice within the web 3 space.
Professional consultant and advisor:
About Doc.Mgr. Antonin Weiser ACK
Doc. Mgr. Antonin Weiser A.C.K. , director of photography, camera operator, VFX specialist, professor on cinematography department of film university FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. Up till now he has worked on over 1600 films and television projects, one of them awarded with EMMY - 2002 ( The Power of Good - category Documentary) As director of photography, Antonin Weiser has worked on over 1246 television shows, 315 television drama series and shows, 41 full length movies, 35 documentary movies/films, and 54 television advertisements. Many of them are part of Czech film legacy, and are beloved by multiple generations.
In 1980 his student short movie “Motion” was awarded in student category on international short film festival in Oberhausen, Germany . Since 1980 he was working in Barrandov film studio as special effects cinematographer, and has witnessed the changes from in-camera “analog” special effects to contemporary methods. After 1989 he started working as director of photography, in Czech Republic and Germany. Since 1994 till present he is a professor at FAMU, czech film academy, and cinematography department.
In 1997 he produced with his company Digital Media Production the first DVD movie in Europe, “KOLJA” (Oscar winning czech movie). He worked as director of photography on EMMY winning documentary movie The Power of Good (2002). In 2004 Antonin Weiser was named docent (czech official title) on FAMU Film Academy, university in Prague. Since 2006 he is owner of european patent for special green screen background Artebox. Alongside his colleague Marek Jicha, he organized the project NAKI MKCR - “Methodics of digitalization of the national film archive” (2013 - 2017). From 2017 - 2021 he was working on a scientific research project about a digital cinematographic scanner for 16/35mm film raw material Oxberry.
Currently, he is working as director of photography, director and organizer of advanced VFX sequences production, and pedagogical and research work at FAMU - Film Academy in Prague.
With the full support of the DAO, we aim to
- Deliver audio visual pieces ready to apply to Netflix,
- onboarding individuals and groups about the Nouns DAO and Noun holders.
- We Establish the foundation for such ongoing projects for next generations.
3-6 months of finalizing script and pre production of shooting
Finance the creation of two separate companies, working in the name of FILMFUND.ETH , one established in USA, second in EU, working together on delivery of :
• 1. pilot for TV series
• 2. fashion garment collection
• 3. professional marketing on all scales, promoting 1, 2, Nouns DAO and filmfund.eth
Compensation - see full budget here Dropbox - filmfund_eth_budget_kristinaweiserova_lemnyperez.pdf - Simplify your life :
Budget: 26,4371Ξ as 1ETH=$1885 (we need $49 834)
Timeline: 3 - 6 months
Second Round Funding:
Finance the creation of Pilot Episode, fashion garment :
Budget: 591,5979Ξ as 1ETH=$1885 (we need $1 591 049.
1 Noun for filmfund.eth (so we can take a more active role in the proliferation of Nouns)
Timeline: 12 months
Historically, women, people of color and individuals over the age of 55 are missing from the narratives of web 3 and the world in media at large. We aim to provide multiple media platforms and systems to change this occurrence. In regards to the budget, quotes and estimates are detailed according to our script and experience of the filmmaking business, towards the quality of production that we aspire to achieve for the Nouns DAO.
Timeline: 2022 - 2023
Q&A: 113KW and Dr. Lemny will make themselves available for Q&A in the Nouns Discord,Twitter Spaces and on a Nouners call as needed.
Detailed CVs for the Filmfund.eth founders can be provided upon request, same as detailed script of the pilot.