FirstBank is passionate about the arts and to consolidate its participation in the performing arts and build a strong affinity with the youth, it has partnered with Ebony Life TV, under the First@arts strategic initiative, to produce a reality TV show and feature film. The show, ‘FirstStars’, is designed to recognize and support the discovery and management of talented youth in the film industry. The search is open to all Nigerians through a series of auditions and challenges, the best talents will be identified in the following categories: Director, Producer, Art Director, Script Writer and Actor.
The reality series will be highly engaging as it will capture the process of selecting the best talents, inviting the audience to go on an emotional journey of ‘passion’ and ‘people’, two core values of FirstBank. Once the stars have been found, they will be mentored by professionals and will work together to create a 60 minute feature film premiered by FirstBank, which will be shown on television and in theatres. The reality show will run for a period of six episodes and will be broadcast over a period of 3months and the winners will cwalk away with cash prize.
FirstBank is committed to promoting the Creative Arts industry through its strategic initiative-First@arts by which it fosters arts and preserves cultural heritage.
FIRSTSTARS: REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS’ APPLICATION TO AUDITION
1. SCRIPT WRITERS
For an original story, create the following:
• Two-paragraph backstory
• Character bible
• Detailed scene-by-scene breakdown/treatment
• 3-page script in proper script format.
P.S. – Genres may include Comedy, Drama or Horror.
Using the script attached, provide the following:
• A directors treatment (one page long )
• One minute Video showing your creative interpretation of the script, unedited and without the use of graphics except for your name and contact details. Must be a straight scene without cuts.
• Must be in FLV, AVI or MOV format.
Using the script attached, provide the following;
• Creative treatment
• Crew breakdown
• Cast breakdown
Upload a two minute video of yourself acting out the following characters:
• A bereaved widow/widower
• A person who just won Five million dollars (5,000,000)
• A person totally confused by what just happened
Please Note: Dialogue must be rich, clean and devoid of expletives
5. ART DIRECTOR
Using the script provided, create the following:
• A story board depicting the scene
• A general art direction for set construction, props and costume for the characters