Break the barrier

Brief for:
Close Up

Ideas deadline: July 15 2016, 23:00 GMT
Film deadline: August 1 2017, 23:00 GMT

Close Up is the most popular toothpaste in Nigeria. To help things stay this way, Close Up asked us to create a unique story relevant to young African adults. We are reaching out to our filmmaker community in Africa to make a film about a ‘Boy meets Girl’ or a ‘Girl meets Boy’ where the main character has an obstacle or setback to overcome in order to get someone’s attention. Flashing a pearly white smile is part of their appeal, but not enough by itself. They must also surprise us with their approach to overcoming the barrier.


How it Works

an idea

Read the brief and send us your idea in a snappy write up or draft script. Tell us a story, and if your idea hits the mark we'll pay you to develop a treatment.

a treatment

Having been shortlisted, bring your idea to life through a formal treatment that builds on your initial thinking and wows us with your creative vision.

your film

Develop your final script and pre-production with support from our team and make a beautiful film that people want to talk about.