Proposal “DocuSeries-KuvaCash“ (Completed)Back

Title:Dash Adoption Docu Series: Zimbawe ft. KuvaCash
One-time payment: 45 DASH (1163 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 45 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-01-17 / 2018-02-16 (added on 2018-01-22)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 0 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

Pre-proposal link

The goal of this series is to look at what adoption of cryptocurrency (specifically Dash) looks like around the world. The forces driving it, the people working on it, and the benefits that it can - and is providing the individuals at the forefront of this technological and social revolution.

Over the past several months Frame 48 has been working on pre-production and building relationships with the teams around the world who are working to bring Dash to their respective countries with the intent towards filming and releasing a documentary series about their work.

Our journey begins with Zimbabwe, where the run-away inflation of their local currency has led its citizens to look elsewhere for a more stable means of transacting value.

The first episode to be funded will cover KuvaCash and will start filming next month when Drako and James from the Kuva team are in Los Angeles. We’ll interview James and Drako and create some shareable content that they can put up on their social channels and that we’ll also use in our long-form episode on Kuva that will be released later in the year.

Here is the pitch deck for this episode.

Google Drive link -

About Us:

Frame 48 is an award-winning LA-based production company. Their previous work includes projects for Coca-Cola, Bodum, Yamaha, among many others. They’ve even been featured in Forbes’s 30-under-30. They are the right team for this job.


40 Dash (@$750 = $30k) + 5 Dash proposal fee reimbursement --- Covers the Los Angeles portion. Filming February 5, and 6th.

The total amount budgeted for this project is ($154,915). For a very detailed look at the budget, please refer to the link below.

We’ve included $8,000 in ad-buy to run advertising on social channels as well as on YouTube using the short teaser deliverables that will be produced to go along with the long-form content.


Tom Teller [Executive Producer] - With a background in action sports and visual effects, Tom has shot and directed for brands such as Shimano, Oakley, and Coca-Cola.

Jeff Hodges [Executive Producer] - A post-production and technology expert, Jeff’s experience doing commercial work with tech-heavy brands is unrivaled. He’s worked on projects for TrueCar, Microsoft, Verizon go90, Glide, Google Play, Quicken, Airtable, Osmo, Salesforce, Starbucks, Navdy, Trov, Amazon Studios, EFF, Blizzard, Brideside, Stitch Fix, Wikitribune - and many others.

Julian Connor [Producer] - Aside from managing Frame 48's operations, Julian has edited, sound designed, and produced content for Nike, Red Bull, Coca-Cola and many others.

Nico Aguilar [Cinematographer] - An ASC award winning cinematographer. Nico graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in Film and Art History from Chapman University Dodge College. Today he works internationally as a music video, commercial, documentary, and feature film cinematographer

Brodin Plett [Cinematographer] - Brodin is a director and cinematographer that has directed content for Razer, MSI, and Yahoo eSports among others.

Seth Josephson [Director] - Seth is a creative producer who has directed and produced commercial and documentary content for Microsoft, Anheuser Busch, and the Los Angeles Times.


From this shoot we'll be putting together a teaser that gives a high-level overview of what the KuvaCash team is working on and what to expect over the next year.

What you won't see from this is longer-form content which will be coming later in the year.

We've had some early talks with @tungfa about getting the series on the Dash YouTube channel because we think that's the best place for this series to live, where it can shed some light on the work the Dash community is doing around the world that most people don't realize is happening.

We’re excited to share the stories behind the DAO-funded teams around the world that are working to bring Dash to their respective parts of the world.

Wherever possible, we will pay those working on the project in Dash with the aim to spread Dash to more and more individuals - driving further use and driving further conversations among young filmmakers in Los Angeles about the work that Dash is empowering.

While we acknowledge that there was another documentary proposal funded in the November budget period, we think that there is still tremendous value in what we’re working on and that the two projects are different enough. On top of that, not only will we deliver sooner, we’ll deliver something with a laser-focus on actual adoption and the effects it has on the lives of citizens around the world.

Future Goals:
We think of this proposal as just the beginning of a much larger story and just the start of realizing our vision. We’re working with Dash Caracas to help share their story as well as with Rod from Dash Dinhiero Digital to cover what’s happening in Brazil and are looking forward to proving ourselves with this proposal before continuing to tell more stories about the adoption of Dash in the places around the world where it’s having the biggest impact.

If you’d like to be a part of our series, feel free to get in touch.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,6 years ago
Ambitious project. For the budget asked it's worth an investment and dividends will be very important for proposals.

Equity stake/dividend = good idea, it will increase scrutiny and engagement of MNOs. At this point every vote from a MNO is crucial for the development of the project.

The more ways to spend dash for real goods and services = Metcalfe's law winning.

It would be great if we could introduce Dash to ebay sellers and get them to accept a Dash escrow service instead of paypal. Instead of rebuilding ebay just hijack it.

* Good incentive design.

- Adds a level of gamification

- Community Effort

* Entirely on the Dash Network

* Reasonable cost/ask

We are voting YES

Opera Node
0 points,6 years ago
This comment was meant for a different proposal. However, we are indeed voting YES

Opera Node
0 points,6 years ago
Ah that makes more sense. I was quite confused by the original comment in regards to this proposal.
0 points,6 years ago
Yes vote given. Looking forward to seeing the results.
0 points,6 years ago
Fantastic team, excellent portfolio. I support this fully..
0 points,6 years ago
We will be monitoring results.
Voting Yes
3 points,6 years ago
Another indy documentary featuring a different facet of how Dash is going to change the world. Broken up into reasonable chunks/stages, so that effectively provides escrow service, without going through an escrow service. Doing it in chunks also allows for adjustment in the ask price to account for volatility. And a reasonable price in my estimation.

Yes for me! Carry on, have fun, win!
6 points,6 years ago
Looks like an extremely talented team judging by their reel and impressive list of past work!

It will be great to have talent of this caliber help TELL THE STORY of Dash, where it matters most.

KuvaCash is doing an incredible job of laying the groundwork for mass use and adoption in Zimbabwe and it will be a really powerful message to the world, if we are able to SHOW how Dash is enabling financial freedom and changing people's lives.

Finally, it's amazing to see the collaboration of independent, autonomous groups around the world, joining forces to further the Dash ecosystem! This really is the DAO at work.

Easy YES.
0 points,6 years ago
It's a yes for me
1 point,6 years ago
Awesome showreel and awesome documentary plans!
0 points,6 years ago
Your work looks amazing. How many of these episodes do you intend to shoot? What are the estimates of the final product delivery date? or will they be released as stand alone episodes that feature each Dash group alone?
0 points,6 years ago
Thank you! Right now we have three regions/episodes we are focusing on: Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Brazil. We chose these regions based on their current influx of activity and awareness. For this type of project, we usually budget for 6 weeks of post production, including finishing (vfx, color, sound, and transcriptions) so we will have the option to release each episode individually as we finish.

We did include budget for ad purchases leading up to the release of the first episode, so there will be awareness prior to us putting it out into the world. Ideally, we will be able to time each episode's release with key milestones in the region, so that we gain organic views as well.

All in all, we would like to release at least three episodes throughout 2018, and continue to produce the series should the community enjoy our work and see a positive impact from it. We would love to hear from everyone about regions that interest them so we can start developing more episodes.

0 points,6 years ago
Hello, everyone!

Well, I hope this proposal gets funded, as they are a very professional team who are going to get audiovisual communication about DASH to a whole new level.

We have been in communication, starting to make agreements for they to come to Venezuela.

As I have told them, in our country's case, they have to consider 2 important things:
* They have to issue a visa in order to be allowed to enter the country.
* They have to seriously consider security, so I encourage them to get a professional security agency.

I wish them all the succes with this beautiful project.
0 points,6 years ago
Yes, safety is our highest priority. In each budget we have set aside enough for a security detail to cover both ourselves and the people we are filming with. We are also working with local production companies in each region to minimize the amount of equipment we need to bring in and navigate the cities efficiently.