Nairobi Half Life will be premiering at Westgate this Friday. Here are the details and the band-wagon has enough room for you to hop onto 😉 …
Date: Friday 31st, August 2012
Ticket Price: 450 Kshs WEEKENDS
350 Kshs WEEKDAYS
Time: 3.20pm and 7.30pm
And as extracted from the Nairobi Half Life Facebook Page:
“And here are the timings for Planet Media at Westgate:
From Friday 31st: 3.20pm and 7.30pm every day!
450/= weekends and 350/= weekdays… hurrah!“
If you’re unfamiliar or unaware of this film, we have the synopsis below but not before the trailer:
Synopsis: “A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this and the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul.
Luck or the lack of it brings him face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for him as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi. This is the story of a young man who despite all odds trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.”
Director: David Tosh Gitonga
Starring: Joseph K Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja
Screenplay: Serah Mwihaki, Charles “Potash” Matathia, Samuel Munene; Supervising Script Writer: Billy Kahora
Source: Nairobi Half Life on Facebook
#TeamJabber will be there for the weekend screening. Details:
Date: Saturday, 1st September 2012
Reporting Time: 7.00pm
Screening time: 7.30pm
Ticket: 450 Kshs
As usual, let’s please keep time because there is no mention of advanced booking… 😉
JOIN US! We meet at the Cinema entrance, at the top. Let’s do our part for the local industry peeps 🙂
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: