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ON THE BALLOT: This Bored Film Maker's AIP Wants To Create A Documentary Series Based On Made By Apes Businesses

Following the success of his HV-MTL Mockumentary that covered the cleaning, building, and vote trading that happened during the Forge last year, Bored Ape Yacht Club member NFTartCollective has an Ape Improvement Proposal on the ballot this cycle to fund a series of documentaries based on Made By Apes businesses from around the swamp!

AIP-428 titled ‘MBA Documentary Series: Showcasing the Entrepreneurs, Creatives & Networking within BAYC,’ is an ecosystem allocation fund proposal written by ApeCoin DAO Contributor NFTartCollective.

“The Made By Apes program is fantastic, but there isn’t enough exposure for the builders pushing our ecosystem forward,” he wrote. “I’m seeking funds to produce a series of short documentaries highlighting MBA businesses and the networking that ties apes, ApeCoin, the DAO and MBAs together.”


In total, NFTartCollective is asking the DAO to allocate $141,600 USD worth of $Ape  so he can travel to LA, Lisbon,NYC, and Miami to film three to five unique episodes with builders in each city, culminating in the production of at least nine 5-10 minute episodes.

“I will feature MBAs from many industries and show a variety of use cases and business strategies,” NFTartCollective wrote. “Small boutiques like Frens Chocolate and international brands like Bored & Hungry have compelling stories, as do projects with existing links to ApeCoin such as the Bored Brewing Company, Aaron Haber’s Laughing Ape, and the Bored Ape Gazette, a potential distribution partner for this series. The Bored Trading Co’s unique model helps smaller MBAs distribute products at events across the world, an example of the synergy being created every day by apes, MBAs & the ApeCoin DAO, something that deserves far more attention. An episode featuring Horizen’s launch of ApeChain would be a unique opportunity to take control of the narrative and show tangible community and business utility within the ApeCoin DAO & BAYC.”


Take a look at NFTartCollective’s budget for AIP-428 below:


“I will bill my time at $60 / hour, less than industry standard, equivalent to $9600 per month,” he wrote. “It’s hard to estimate exactly how long a project like this will take to complete, but on the high end, rounding up to 11 months, my salary would be $105,600. Combined with the travel budget of $16,000 and music budget of $20,000 we reach a total of $141,600 for 11 months of production covering at least 4 major cities (NYC, Miami, LA, Lisbon).”


To get an idea of what NFTartCollective’s spotlight series will look like, check out his  HV-MTL mockumentary from November 2023 below:


The window to vote on AIP-428 is currently open and ApeCoin DAO Contributors have until Wednesday, May 29th, to cast their coins and vote on this proposal.



The Bored Ape Gazette is working to find out more about NFTartCollective’s documentary series and will bring you an interview with him later this week. Stay tuned for updates!

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