First of all let me take the time, on behalf of the MOVIE JABBER crew to thank you for the time you’ve taken to read this. In this day and age, time is of essence what with new technology designed to make things faster yet more efficient 🙂 So rest easy, i will borrow that queue.
You’re probably wondering, after Django Unchained, was there any TJX February? Or what has happened so far regarding Movie Jabber and its initiative arm, Team Jabber? What has MOVIE JABBER been silent? To keep it brief:
- House Keeping: The turn out and support for January’s TJX Django Unchained was massive and heart warming. Again, we thank you for that. That massive support made us realize that the family has grown bigger, and in order to fully meet the needs of this ever growing family, we had to sit down and get certain aspects of our structure, methods and resources in order before moving on. Some call it house keeping, and that’s what we are doing at the moment, for this month. We are getting ourselves in order from the inside to properly and efficiently push the limits and create a world of excitement and memorable experiences for you.
- Webseries Season 2: Season 1 was fun yet educative experience. We went on break last year November, and took time to look for ways to make season 2 better. We have found ways that we believe will make the upcoming season 2 better and it is our hope that when it PREMIERES ONLINE in the last week of February, 2013, it will be way much better than the first.
- Website Restructuring: We have always done our best to ensure our website, our beloved online HQ 😉 fully represents the nature and purpose of Movie Jabber. And most importantly, easily navigable for you the viewer. That said, we are currently going through various concepts to find the best suited one that will best handle the kind of content coming in, and believe me, there’s alot coming in!
- Content: Apart from international film content of the usual suspects i.e. blockbusters 😉 we have also been looking into availing our Kenyan audience with news from the local scene. All with the bid of proving the fact that there is a market for Kenyan productions, the audience is willing and as long as the productions don’t take them for fools, a remarkable mutually fulfilling relationship is not that far away 🙂
- TJX March: Simply put, we are planning ahead for a Team Jabber Experience for the month of March.
So there you have it! That is what is happening and has been happening during this month of February. Our goal is to have all the above and much more wrapped up within this month so that come March, we dazzle you with our awesomeness, as humbly as we can be 😉
So feel free to spread the word and keep your eyes open for our promo for season 2! AND the premiere episode in the last week of Feb!
48 Hour Film Project in Kenya
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which teams of filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers have a blast making a movie. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.
In 2013 the 48HFP will visit more than 120 cities where more than 60,000 people will make short films. The Project has truly spread to the four corners of the globe as filmmakers from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will compete to see who can make the best short film in a weekend.
On Friday the 29th of November, participating teams will gather at The Michael Joseph Center (HQ2 Waiyaki Way, Westlands) where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue they MUST work into their film. Films submitted even 1-minute late on 1st December 2013 will be disqualified.
All films made during the 48Hour Film Project this month in Nairobi, Kenya will premier on the big screen to the open public at Century Cinemax. Junction.
· The Director of the winning film will receive screenwriting software.
· The top 3 films will be premiered on Shorts TV both locally and internationally: www.shorts.tv
· The Best Film from Nairobi will be awarded a trophy and screened at the 48 Hour Film Project Filmapalooza in 2014. (The 48Hour film Project’s annual awards ceremony)
· The top 12 films globally will screen at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.
The teams already shot and submitted their films which are currently being mastered. The following is what’s happening next:
SUMU LA PENZI Trailer | Kenyan Swahili TV Show
To be honest, this trailer seems to be the most well put trailer for a ‘non-heavyweight’ local production that seems to be riding on the recognizable name of one local singer Avril 😉 Here it is, and if you’re the judge of such works feel free to share your thoughts: