Nairobi Half Life is finally on DVD, legally… 😉 If you are yet to watch it or for some unexplainable reason you cannot remember watching it if you did, find the trailer below:
Plot Summary: “A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairobbery 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 two groups of downtown crooks and he forms a friendship with a young small time gang leader who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a new world of theft and violence, even as he still tries to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a contest for him as he struggles to survive in this unknown world called Nairobi.“
Film: Nairobi Half Life
Price: 799 Kshs.
– Prestige Plaza.
– The Junction.
– Village Market.
Mo-Moviez a DVD and video game rental and purchase store, are the official distributors of the DVD. You can contact them on +254 2 3871070 | + 254 720 391 171 or find them at Prestige ground floor on Ngong Road, at the T-Mall Langata Road, and at Nakumatt Junction, at the Food Court on Ngong Road. With all that info, you can’t possibly miss out! 😉
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: