From winning a number of accolades and getting several nominations both locally and internationally for her amazing acting on screen, Faridah Kuteesa AKA Farshee upgraded to producer under her production company Roadtainment Pictures, where she produced a short film “5 seconds” in the year 2016, alongside running her production company she has been featuring in selected Ugandan films through 2016 and part of 2017.

In January 2017 she embarked on a journey of shooting yet another film “The Office” based on a story she got from an old lady from some village in Uganda. She spent one and a half years preparing this story from script to production phase.

“The Office” is based on a story of a first lady who misuses her office to satisfy her own desires regardless of what harm she does to the nationals.

“I shot it as a short film in order to source for funders or executive producers to finance the full feature version of it…” Farshee explains to the blog.

Rumor has it that this short film was expected to be out to public late this year but it was stopped and taken in for review to confirm whether its not hitting the government in any negative way, however we got a chance to get a few behind the scenes pictures of the film from the Producer herself as seen below:

Director Mageye Hassan standing next to Actress Nodryn Evanci to call another shot

Actor Edison Abitegeka after a scene

Make Up Artist Sserunya Kaddu Ernest preparing Actress Nodryn Evanci for a scene

The whole scene set at large

The film is directed by the multi-award winning director Mageye Hassan starring Nodryn Evanci, Edison Keith Abitegeka, Multi-Award Winning Actor Mutebi Farooq, Edris Loubega, Pretty Katende, Doreen Rovince, Faridah Nabagereka, Williams Ndawula, Lubanjuma Francis and Faridah Kuteesa Farshee who also wrote and produced it. Special Effects Make Up was done by Sserunya Kaddu Ernest, Field Sound by Imran Musabbeh and Lighting by Lubanjuma Francis, shot by Bobic Sserunjogi

Its reported that after the making of this film, Faridah Kuteesa Farshee has been put on hold from making or featuring in any other productions until ‘The Office” is approved safe for release in the country.

We are looking out for more details regarding Faridah Kuteesa Farshee in relation to this film.

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Kizito Samuel Saviour at your service courtesy of Cinebuzz Uganda reporting live from Kampala Serena Hotel at the Uganda Film Festival 2017 Award Night, here is the winners list;

The Uganda Film Festival 2017 Award Winners Full List

Special Recognition Award
Mr Michael Wawuyo Senior

Best Exhibitors Award
Sedsha Film Production
Received; 1,500,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Ramon Film Production
Received 1,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Student Film Award
The Last Breath by Jordan Braise
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Short Film Award
Rehema by Allan Manzi
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Documentary Award
Zzina by Joy Kirabo
Received 5,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best East African Film Award
What Goes Around by Kang’ethe Mungai
Received 2,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Screenplay Award
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa (Writer Maria Nyanzi)
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products, a Decoder From Star Times

Best TV Drama Award
Yat Madit by Media Focus
Received 5,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Actor in a TV Drama Award
Michael Wawuyo Junior in Yat Madit
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Actress in a TV Drama Award
Rehema Nanfuka
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Costume and Production Design Award
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Cinematography Award
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye (DoP Eric Wamasebu)
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Music and Sound Award
Devil’s Chest by Mageye Breaking (Music by Eli Arkis and Kizito Micheal , Field Sound by Mrush Ntume, Post Sound Design by Adnan Ssenkumba)
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Editing and Post Producton Award
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye (Editing by Andrew Wagaba and Two others)
Received 3,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Best Feature Film Award
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Received 10,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a full Zuku kit with Decoder From Star Times

Best Actor Award
Raymond Rushabiro in The Torture
Received 5,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a 32inch TV screen From Star Times

Best Actress Award
Joan Agaba in The Torture
Received 5,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and a Decoder From Star Times

Film Of The Year Award
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Received 20,000,000 UGX, Movit Products and two Decoders from Star Times

Congratulations to all the winners, it’s the 5th Edition of the Uganda Film Festival 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guess what? The Uganda Film Industry updates blog is back, yeah you can say Kizito Samuel Saviour is baaaaack! It’s been a long long long holiday, long time since I last made any articles on this blog regarding the Ugandan Film Industry in general, it’s been considered dead, always looked and wondered when it was to be exumed and boom, here we are, a big applause to UCC for it has awaken me up with the new article regarding my predictions for the Uganda Film Festival 2017 winners.
As you are reading this, many filmmakers are happy, I mean those whose movies got nominated, and ofcourse their friends, quite obvious ins’t it? Anyway sadly on the other side, those who received none and those who expected more nominations but got less are pretty sad, then we also have that group of people who don’t fall anywhere in the above but are more like “…this whole Uganda Film Festival thing is a total mess…” why do they say this? Keep reading we are going to find out.

The Uganda Film Festival happens annually where submissions for various films are usually open from the mid to the end of the second quarter of the year, then the scheduled events take course during late August running for about five days with opening night, film screenings, workshops, exhibitions and the awards gala, this has always been organized by the Uganda Communications Commission due to a fact that Uganda is reportedly having no other certified body to run it for the past four years, we hope the light comes to change this though, gosh what am I even talking about, am here for predictions, lets get moving…
Uhm so the submission list came out weeks ago putting various emojis to people’s faces, I mean feelings hehe some were happy and some not, and others, still not happy… Aah we certainly didn’t know the criteria that the jury followed in coming up with this list until when the kaboom happened at the Opening night where a movie “Breaking With Customs” by T West Wasswa Stephen Ttabu was screened to uhm was it hundreds? Probably close, so this movie received about 9 nominations, and it kind of shocked me when I didn’t find it qualifying for several of those, it probably stood up for two, anyway we are to look at it in details below,
Note: The Uganda Film Festival 2017 Award Gala is happening tonight at Kampala Serena Hote where the winners will not only win accolades but also cash prizes, now let’s look at the nominations;

Best Student Film
Last Breath by Jordan Braise
Wasted by Joan Namirimu
Cash My cart by Edmond Tamale

These three films are not necessarily done by an all student cast and crew but directed by a Film Student from various filmmaking institutions, I didn’t get the chance to watch all of them but was able to watch The Last Breath Film’s trailer, it was quite compelling, probably for the great cast and crew which featured the long time Actor Mutebi Andrew Elvis (I call him long time because maybe I have been seeing him all over social media all the time since I joined the filmmaking world), well this film may take the award home provided its way better than the other two.
Best Short Film
Funeral Scene by Rogers Matelja Mugabirwe
Gambalagala by Joan Namirimu
Rehema by Allan Manzi
Nectar by Doreen Mirembe
This seems quite a tough one, Funeral Scene is quite a touching story of a man battling with cancer and depression with troubles of his wife cheating on him with his brother, I can say it’s a nice short film.
Gambalagala sounds catchy, haven’t watched, but wait, so Joan Namirimu qualifies in the student film and best short film categories? That’s quite interesting, so she proved it on either sides that despite the fact that she’s a film student she still has got productions meant to compete beyond the student categories, quite a fighter
Here comes the battle, Rehema is an original deeply touching story based on love with great production values I should say, it had recently premiered at the Durban International Film Festival, this film indeed stands a chance of winning the accolade if not, (see beloiw)
Nectar, oh wait, was Nectar directed by Doreen Mirembe or Mugume Davidson? This film has been playing me games, at times I find it referred to as a Doreen Mirembe film (meaning she’s the director) and then in credits its phrased as a short film directed by Mugume Davidson, anyway, that’s none of business, this film tackles Domestic Violence in another dimensions, months before it was made, there were a number of cases reportedly saying that there were some women who were beating their husbands, need I say more of what this movie is about? Its quite an awesome one, it stands a chance to win the accolade too.
So there you have it, the two are up against each other, lets see what will happen.

Best Documentary
Cornerstone by Debi Lang
Halleluia by Bosco Opio
Life on the streets by Vicent Kyabayinze
Amaato by Sylvia Bamusimire
Zzina by Joy Kirabo
Please allow me not make any predictions here, I have no idea of all these films, sorry.

Best Animation
Legend of Kintu by Micheal II
Kalabanda Ate my Homework by Raymond Kalinga
Oh yeah we can say the Kintu concept could be a nice one but ohhh yeah, I had a glimpse of the trailer of the Kalabanda Animation, its super classic and well thought, reminds many of the old days during the boarding school days where we had myths of Bu-kalabanda (some boney ghosts) who used to attack students in the night, I wouldn’t think twice but give it the accolade

Best East African Film
What does Around by Kang’ ette Mungai
Subira by Steven Ominde
White Portion by Ashraf Said Mswaki, Oguzhan Cineli
Ashley by Ibra Kwizera Ibrahim

Best TV Drama
Yat Madit by Irene Kulabako Kakembo
Mistakes Girls Do by Richard Mulindwa
Honorables by John Ssegawa
Coffee Shop by Davidson Mugume
Second Chance by Phad Mutumba

This is quite a tight competition of good stuff but with all due respect I’d give my award to Yat Madit, this is based on the post-northern Uganda war and the execution was quite the feel of the lives of these people, great execution in all aspects, I can say this is more authentic compared to rest, so yeah, I’d give the award to it.
Mistakes Girls Do, had a glimpse, it looks pretty I should say with a rich cast, yeah its stands a chance to win the accolade for its productions values, the story, not quite sure, but other aspects, yeah its got it despite the fact that we haven’t gotten a chance to watch it on screen.
Honorables, here comes another great competitor, save for the fact that its almost the same genre compared to Mistakes Girls Do and, (see below)
Coffee Shop, oh guys, yes we know you won the accolade last year, so now you want to come again and grab it this year? Can you take a chil for a moment? Because these guys above are basically much more driving than you are at the moment, I gave you my prediction last year, this year, nope!
Second Chance, hahhahhahahah okay, anyway this is a remake of the El Cuerpo Del Deseo original version, it wasn’t a bad try, I see episodes are getting better execution values as the drama keeps rolling, but nope, I wouldn’t give you the accolade either way.
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Micheal Wawuyo Jr. (Yat Madit)
Rushabiro Raymond (Mistakes Girls Do)
Sam Okello (Honorables)
Fagil Mande (Second Chance)
Oh I have typed way too much already, let me simplify this, honestly Micheal and Raymond, you two are up against each other here, I have watched and both your performances in your respective productions are phenomenal so yeah you two, one of you would take the accolade home
Now, with all due respect, Sam and Fagil, we bow for you guys, we know you’re good, old and stuff, but nope, I wouldn’t give you any accolade here, maybe for recognition like “…Yeah we saw you guys, you got nominated…” and bla bla but otherwise Y’all are good but not for this at the moment.

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Rehema Nanfuka (Yat Madit)
Helen Lukoma (Mistakes Girls Do)
Regina Amoding (Coffee Shop)
Ehh now this is what I call fire, see, all these three ladies ain’t no joking subject, wait, can’t we just make a record and give all these three accolades already? They are all way too good, now who, I love these three’s awesome performances, yeah deep inside me am like Gosh let Helen win her first acting award in Uganda already bambi haha but all the same, may the best win, Rehema Nanfuka abaana baleke balye ku award naawe lol!

Best Screenplay
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Break In by Aaron Zziwa Alone
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Without wasting time and maybe giving details that may awaken my critic side, below is my list in accordance to chances of winning
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
Break In by Aaron Zziwa Alone
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Next!
Best Costume/Production Deisgn
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Battle For Earth by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
Love Faces by Usama Mukwaya
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Without wasting time and maybe giving details that may awaken my critic side, below is my list in accordance to chances of winning
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Love Faces by Usama Mukwaya
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Battle For Earth by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa

Best Cinematography
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Dawn of Oppression by Joseph S Ken
Without wasting time and maybe giving details that may awaken my critic side, below is my list in accordance to chances of winning
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Dawn of Oppression by Joseph S Ken
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye

Best Sound
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Hustle by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
Without wasting time and maybe giving details that may awaken my critic side, below is my list in accordance to chances of winning
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Hustle by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
The Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye

Best Editing and Post Producton
Devils Chest by Hassan Mageye
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Hustle by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Without wasting time and maybe giving details that may awaken my critic side, below is my list in accordance to chances of winning
Hustle by Denis Dhikusooka Jr.
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Devils Chest by Hassan Mageye
Breaking With Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa

Best Actress
Hasifah N. Nakitende (Devil’s Chest)
Aganza Kisaka (Faithful and Break In)
Eleanor Nabwiso (Rain)
Joan Agata (The Torture)
Lilian Cherimo Nabunjo ( Breaking with Customs)

Seems like these people arranged these names in order, that’s my order too, if the first one doesn’t, the second one won’t miss, then the third, others I don’t know.

Best Actor
Samuel Rogers Masaba (Devil’s Chest)
Steven Ayeny (Order From Above)
Raymond Rushabiro (The Torture)
Stephen Wasswa Ttabu (Breaking With Customs)
Bbaale Felix Bwanika (Faithful)
Rodney Dhikusooka (Damage and Hustle)

Well well well, this is quite hard to predict now but let me give it a try,
Samuel Rogers Masaba (Devil’s Chest)
Rodney Dhikusooka (Damage and Hustle)
Raymond Rushabiro (The Torture)
Bbaale Felix Bwanika (Faithful)
Steven Ayeny (Order From Above)
Stephen Wasswa Ttabu (Breaking With Customs)
Best Feature Film
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
Breaking with Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Break In by Aaron Zziwa Alone
This is another interesting tight list, lets see the predictions
Kony Order From Above by Ayeny T. Steve
Devil’s Chest by Hassan Mageye
Break In by Aaron Zziwa Alone
Rain by Daniel Mugerwa
The Torture by Richard Mulindwa
Breaking with Customs by T. West Ttabu Wasswa
The Film of the year
The prediction of this category can be found at my Facebook account via http://www.facebook.com/Kizitosamuelsaviour
Thanks for reading, I will be back here tomorrow with the final winners list so we could see how lucky my prediction got.

 

 

 

Please If you can write, or you know someone who writes, I thought it’d be nice if I let you know about the

Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2017 organised by The Commonwealth Foundation

It’s basically an award for short fiction, and the topic could be on anything.

The prize is £2,500 for regional winners and £5,000 for the overall winner

2,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum

The deadline is 1st November 2016
Visit http://www.commonwealthwriters.org for more detail

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Ugandan based Indian Filmmaker “Paresh Gondaliya” on the Premiere day of his first Ugandan film “The Superstition” on 1st July 2014 said, “I will be coming back next year with another blockbuster movie…” and indeed he seemed to have meant it by then, unfortunately he failed to keep his word when he failed to produce any movie in the year 2015 where his writer and co-director of “The Superstition” spread wings and did his own solo movie as writer and director of a 2015 blockbuster action film “WAKO”which made it big in the Ugandan Filmmaking realm, whilst the year 2015,

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Paresh Gondaliya at the Dream America Premiere with Family

Paresh Gondaliya teamed up with another filmmaker Hussein Omar AKA Moses Ray of “The Counsellor” Movie, they both started scripting a film titled “Dream America” which they casted and started the preproduction process that has alot of ups and downs throughout late 2015 until early 2016 when they began its Production/Shooting phase, during the post production phase the project got a setback when the first hired editor confiscated the footage which put the team on pressure but luckily enough they were able to find an editor who carried on with the project, that comprised partnering with Urban Aksent Music who worked on this movie’s sound. Just as they say, bad luck can at times get stuck on some people, when this movie had announced its first Premiere to happen at The Hub Cinema in the month of July, the cinema was closed which led them to relocate to National Theatre for the date 9th August.

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Moses Ray being interviewed

This Film’s promotional material was honestly decampaigning it right from the poorly executed posters to a fully boring pointlessly edited trailer, many took this movie as a joke including me basing on how its poster and trailer looked, and from the look of things I always wondered whether it was the team’s trick to make such an unexpected kind of poster in these days of better branding and promotional material.

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Shock came to many when the Uganda Film Festival released its 2016 Nominations List with “Dream America” Movie given around four Category Nominations; Best Cinematography, Best Editing/ Post Production, Best Costuming/ Production Design and Best Actor in Film (Robert Ernest Bbuma) and basing on the Promotional Material they had, I myself was like “Really, with such a boring trailer?” but then again the Premire date of this movie was getting closer.

The Team of Dream America Movie did a fairly good job in promoting the event with endless TV Interviews, Social Media and more that kept the seemingly boring “Dream America” Movie Promotions run all around us by the cast, and guess what, the day came, Tuesday 9th August 2016.

The day started like one of those that end up as flops but by late afternoon, the event organisers had stormed the National Theatre and started putting up the decorations as they know them best, by the time I saw the Sodas, Crisps, and Wine eh God Forbid, and water I mean, Me and my Cinebuzz Uganda team were already present to cover this fairly well organized Red Carpet experience where the MC of the day Jayant Maru interviewed a number of people who were at the spot and needed the spotlight.

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Jayant Maru and Actor Mutebi Farooq

Ohh yeah getting to the fun moment, not really, but yeah the good part, they call it the cocktail part, this is when I got to taste on these sodas, I took several, like two bottles (haha) and yes these chilli coated crisps that were awesomely good enough to keep me calm before the screening began, and as usual, the control room is my VIP Seat, so yeah the movie began… oh no wait, I don’t know how this came about, but as we got inside, Jayant Maru had this Co-Mc who she asked what Dream America is about but then again she simply stammered like she was expecting to be at an introduction ceremony or something, anyway after all some cool movie trailers played, including our Cinebuzz Uganda ones ofcourse, oh I get, we have to do something about this movie, so yeah maybe lets review this!

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Actor Robert Ernest Bbumba playing the lead role of “Johnny” in Dream America

As they clicked play, I mean when I clicked play, its like one of this movie’s promotional material “Dream America Song” started playing, and I was like “what the heck, did I just play the wrong clip” but I just kept going on thinking maybe the song plays first then the movie comes next, so yeah we went on with song but then I kept on seeing the movie’s intro credits running on screen as the song played, and suddenly the actor “Robert Ernest Bbumba” who plays the lead role of “Johnny” woke up, so eh wait a moment, so these guys started the intro sequence with a song then woke this guy like he was dreaming the song? ah thats pretty strange and outside the box, I think I kinda liked that, weird things are at times awesome, well yeah this guy has a good room, looks like he aint a ghetto dude, so he gets up, rushes out, passed his father “Edison Abitegeka” and the sister, then out of the gate, so he seemingly calls for a Boda Boda ” Motor-bike” but then again I see this newly looking bike with this well organized cyclicst, normally Boda Boda guys have that something identical to them, not always so clean, and the kind of the bike was slightly different, he didnt even bother to negotiate the fees, maybe this Boda Boda always takes him to wherever he goes, anyway, afterall he made it to his workplace, a workshop, cements visible all around and other seems, seems to be some kind of a builder, and oh yeah we surely didnt miss noticing actor Ahimbisibwe Solomon aka Himbi King the KigaFlow Artist playing the Boss Role, so this movie follows a story of three (Johnny “Robert Ernest Bbumba”, Dan “Kulumba David Finale” and Brunno “Kaye Rajji”), should I call them stubborn? Funny? youths who get obsessed with the idea of going to America after their buddy Johnny brings idea to the table giving them a vision of the kind of heaven they’ll experience upon reaching America, so this becomes their major goal as they pass through endless funny challenges in the quest of achieving this dream, despite the ups and downs they face, Johnny never ceases to bring up ideas for them to keep on trying, but eventually they get a chance where only one has to make it there, Johnny does, unfortunately returns with bad news as he encourages his two friends to be contented with staying in Uganda and working for development despite the fact that the movie ends with them picking another task of dreaming to go to Austria…

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This movie runs on an endless comedy road which got the audience laugh every after five to ten minutes of the film, from the look of things, I say this is a film with a great screenplay, good cinematography that was given justice by the editor who also did a great job, Urban Aksent Music team worked on the sound of this movie and I should say, the sound of this film was amazing and really good, the costuming and production deisgn pretty well so I should say they used the Munyonyo Speke Resort premises good enough to communicate the story and give us another side of Uganda where we got exposed to these three youths who are living a good life but think its better for them to head to America for a far better life, not forgetting the funny moments that kept on running from the actions to the dialogue, one can’t leave this movie without mentioning the Gaffer, Byaruhanga Francis who also acted as a confused policeman in this film plus the weird style Brunno was using to vibe girls in his own way. This movie was shot by Mugarura Abraham alongside Mugabirwe Rogers Matelja as the editor.

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Some of the Cast

What I didn’t seem to enjoy pretty much was the very substandard acting portrayed by a lady who acted as a mother to the Dan character, she was reading her dialogue very rightly but acting it very terribly but anyway we could hear the words and try to pick sense from them, further more I didn’t understand the sudden fighting sequence that was implemented in the story, like why the heck was Johnny wearing back-cloth fighting with another guy in same outfit, then Dan and Brunno fighting other guys, then later we see them wounded, what led them to fight? we clearly couldnt see that from this film, like what the hell? Then also the first transition of Dan, when he quits his job, we didnt see him looking pissed or making up his mind to do anything but just out of the blue his boss tells him to fix the machine then he just drops stuff and leaves his job, why? how did he make it up, okay we understand he is having the American dream but his quiting the job wasn’t communicated right for us to feel with him, and also the transition of these guys, after being beaten up from the other unexplainable sudden fighting sequence, we don’t see them make up any mind to give up on the dream but all of the sudden we just get to see them telling their parents how they are giving up on the dream of going to America, anyway I don’t why but I didn’t feel that quite right.

But all the same, its among these movies that you’d watch and say, yeah good work despite the errors, by the way this movie carries a number of elements but what I picked best was the fact of Friendship, the way these characters were build up could show how much these three valued their friendship that despite everything, birds of the same feathers flock together, they kept along together throughout the whole hustle, I truly loved their friendship, they kept on supporting and defending one another throughout the movie, the other fact is contentment, having a an attitude of gratitude, being contented with what I currently posses, my country, my identity and so much more, its a feel good comedy movie that will keep you laugh from start to end, I surely recommend it to more youths to watch, if there could be any general way I’d summarise this film, I can say, if you watched the “3 Idiots” indian movie, Dream America is a better Ugandan Version of it in a different angle, so thumbs up to the movie, I should honestly say I was impressed by what I saw. It surely deserved more nominations.

I’ve heard that this movie is to get another time to screen during the Uganda Film Festival screenings this month, and more so its to be screened at the Uganda Cinema Night in the month of October, then followed by regional screeenings, so yeah watch out for it.

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So you think ‘The Only Son’ Movie premiere at Kampala Serena hotel was massive? The film’s Masaka screening will make you think otherwise. Hundreds of Masaka film lovers turned up to support a film by one of their own Bobby Tamale  at Club Ambiance in Masaka an event filled with glitter and glamour graced by locals, actors and musicians.

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By 10:00pm, the queue had already started growing at the entrance of Club Ambiance with many enjoying the red carpet moment and taking pictures, the film was then unveiled to a full house at exactly 1:15 pm and screened for about 30 minutes leaving many excited and wanting more of the film with some wondering and asking where to find DVDs of the film on the market.

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The Ghetto president H.E Bobi Wine then opened the dance floor with Nubian lee doing performances of some of their latest musical hits. The cast and crew later had a mix and mingle on the dance floor with their fans and well-wishers.

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The only son movie tells a story of a rich son who goes from riches to dust only to face the wrath of the streets and back to riches again. Its world premiere was at The Kampala Serena hotel’s Victoria Hall, it’s to continue its country tour in various districts around the country… watch out for this movies next screening around you and enjoy The Only Son Movie Experience

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A few years ago, that’s 2014 I suppose Cineplex Cinema was closed over rent, and recently the Hub Cinema which is reportedly under the same management was closed over the same issue, this happened a few weeks ago after the official premiere of formerly Martial Lee now Sir Tayebwa’s Home Sweet Home Movie that happened on Tuesday 5th July 2016, despite the fact that the “Home Sweet Home” was premiered as a movie, I got to figure out that its actually a TV Series in making which will be out to public soon on a Television channel that’s not communicated yet, anyway back to business, I guess Tayebwa eh sorry Sir Tayebwa had God alongside him because its just a few days after his movie premiere that the Hub Cinema got closed but besides the closure drama, news via our Cinebuzz Uganda news anchors and reporters, this movie premiere had a full house of mostly VIP tickets save for the technical issues that happened amidst the screening but then again fans were promised another better screening of the same movie pretty soon, unfortunately I couldn’t attend the premiere, so literally we have no critic review for that one today, but before getting any further, you may have a look at the movie poster below, and maybe get some in-depth understanding of the film

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About “ HOME SWEET HOME” Film as from Sir Tayebwa

“This Film has been conceived to highlight the urgent need to guide the transformation process of Uganda from the backward status to developed status in terms of agriculture modernization and transformation of settlements into organized patterns where everybody enjoys equal access to opportunities including decent affordable homes. The film therefore presents a story where we are coming from, where we are, and where we want to be. It has been crafted around a young man named “Light” who graduates, goes on a hunt for a job in the city, and returns to his home village in Fort Portal after failing to secure a job. Though his family welcomes him, after realizing that he has no intention of going back to the City, they regard him as a disgrace to the family as well as a failure. The pressure from his parents forcing him to go back to the city, and the mocking words from the people around the village traumatize Light and he resorts to alcoholism. At a time when Light is on the verge of losing his life to alcohol, he is saved by “Maria” an old friend who believes that Light’s return to the village is the beginning of the lands development. After a short but wisdom packed lecture, Light rediscovers himself and regenerates determination to impart the knowledge he acquired from school to the willing community members and use their God given inheritance “Land” to generate wealth and be self-sustaining. After a long struggle, Light together with Maria and a few community members start on a mission of fostering progress, breakthrough and prosperity in their motherland. Although they are destined for a bright future, massive are the challenges they meet but victorious they are called because they fight and win. Background Many youths are selling land to buy motorcycles and become Boda Boda Cyclists, start up retail shops, or do hawking business in the urban centers. Yes, a few have succeeded but majority are frustrated yet they no longer have land from which they can base, plan and work towards a better tomorrow. The elders/parents also sell land for purposes of educating their children, however; after graduation, just a few of the grandaunts get jobs. The thought of going back home and starting up a self help project dies prematurely since most of the youths call to memory the fact that land was sold for them to get education. They end up staying in the city living a life of gambling for their means of survival are quite uncertain. This is one of the reasons as to why the youths are the biggest percentage in Ugandan prisons. It is true that Europeans, Americans and Asians are very willing to buy any land at their disposal in Africa and Uganda in particular but selling of land is not the solution to unemployment; it is rather the channel through which we will become slaves in our own country. The idea of our children becoming tenants in the houses of foreigners and laborers in their plantations and farms moreover in our own country is unacceptable. However, it will come to pass if we do not do something about it” as from Sir Tayebwa

Well back to business, so after communication running out that the Hub Cinema is closed, more movies that were meant to premiere at the venue including ;

Dream America scheduled 29th July,

Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXyZS3uXyjk

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K3nt and Kat3 scheduled

Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Qgd3o_mKQ

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Rain scheduled 20th August

Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thfgA7qgyVs&feature=youtu.be

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All these movies had to reschedule their dates and news are reaching us that Dream America was rescheduled to Premiere at National Theatre on 9th August 2016, entrance fees stayed the same; 20,000ugx and 50,000ugx. Rumors are having it that Rain might premiere at Theatre La’bonita but yet fully approved, same applies to K3nt and Kat3 which may have its premiere at Acacia Mall’s Century Cinema, dates and entry fees not yet announced.

Don’t forget, The Only Son Movie will be having its Red Carpet Premiere on Friday 22nd July 2016 at Kampala Serena Hotel, Victorial Hall, event starts at 5:00 PM, entrance fees are 20,000ugx and 50,000ugx for ordinary and VIP respectively, I got to hear that its a cocktail affair as well, don’t miss to be part of another awesome experience of Ugandan Cinema.

Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPfAP-3aNRc

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KIZITO SAMUEL SAVIOUR at your service!

After making it big in 2015 with Galz about town and Tailor movies that scooped a couple of awards at the Uganda Film Festival 2015 competition besides having a full house at the Galz about town movie premiere

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Galz About Town Poster

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Hassan with the Uganda Film Festival 2015 awards

Since then, Mageye Hassan had been seemingly back to the drawing table structuring out new ideas of stories to tell despite the fact that he seemed silent save for the fact that his movies were travelling in a number of festivals like Riverwood Academy Awards in Kenya where he scooped more awards, well back to business.

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Mageye Hassan with an award from Riverwood Academy Awards

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A Shot of a scene from The Tailor Movie with Actress “Nisha Kalema”

Its been rumors but recently it ain’t seeming to be rumors that Mr Hassan is having new movies coming soon, and just like last year, he is having two movies on the way, one titled “Invisible Cuffs” that features a number of actors like 2015 Uganda Film Festival Best Actor Farooq Mutebi, Tania Shakirah Kankindi, Sophia Namwanje and Mageye himself

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Invisible Cuffs Official Poster

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A Scene including “Mageye Hassan (UP) and Farooq Mutebi (DOWN)  of Invisible Cuffs Movie being shot

Secondly, right after shooting the invisible cuffs movie, he went on to shooting another film based in the earlier ages of humanity, a kingdom film titled “Epidemici – Kawumpuli” , he has not yet shared more info about what this movie is about but rumors have it that its got plots of a certain disease that attacks a kingdom leaving it with a big task of fighting it off amidst their differences followed by other subplots, this movie furthermore stars Farooq Mutebi, Fausta Nanziri and more

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A Behind The Scenes Photo of Director Mageye Hassan directing the cast on Epidemic Movie Set

These two movies were submitted in to this year’s Uganda Film Festival 2016 Competition and the audience should best expect to have a first look of these new movies during the festival screenings, its pretty obvious that these movies are to be in the competition, anyway let’s hope for the best.

These movies are productions of New Cinema Productions, Invisible Cuffs and Epidemic movies are written and directed by Mageye Hassan.

More info coming soon!

KIZITO SAMUEL SAVIOUR at your service!

Earlier today “Saturday 16th July 2016” several actors stormed The Uganda National Cultural Centre aka National Theatre of Uganda to attend the SoloAct Reality TV Show Auditions that were organized by the SoloAct and this new venture’s partnering companies/bodies; Benda Bookings, Negoville Media, Film Club Uganda.

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SoloAct is an actors’ challenge that started earlier this year 2016 by Producer, Director, Actor and Acting instructor Kasule Douglas ‘Benda’ of Benda Bookings and Wristhouse Productions with colleague Actor Nkakalukanyi Patrick of Garage Africa, established with support from Film Club Uganda, SoloAct is an initiative existing to support, improve and develop both the stage and screen actors’ acting performances, during the SoloAct challenges, the team circulates various monologues or challenge topics to applicable actors who every second Tuesday of the month at the National Theatre hit the stage and perform before a live audience including Producers, Directors, Actors, Casting Directors and more personnel from the filmmaking fraternity alongside Ugandan Cinema Fans.

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After several months, the team together with its partners have now stepped onto another level, turning the SoloAct into a reality TV Show, talking to the blog, Kasule Douglas Benda says they are looking forward to taking SoloAct Performances further than just stage but to screen hence The SoloAct Reality TV Show, he prefers not to share what exactly is going to happen amidst this show but promises another blast in the screen acting careers of the involved actors.

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Several actors have been auditioned, but my report has it that this reality tv show competition is to have 8 participants who will be divided up into to groups or teams who will there after embark onto 4 major challenges, unfortunately there’s got to be only one winner who will take the big prize, the team prefers not to share which TV Channel will air this show but I am yet to dig and find out more about this new venture that I will be sharing with you soon but as for now my mind gives me thoughts of; Top Actor, Big Brother Africa, Tusker Project Fame and yeah such shows despite the fact that this one is all about screen acting, anyway, let’s watch the space.

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For more information about SoloAct, check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SoloActUg

The amazing Uganda Actors’ Challenge “SoloAct” spreads wings, announces auditions for SoloAct Reality TV show, a must try show for all actors…

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At the beginning on the new year 2016, Your New Years resolutions probably included working out more, fulfilling your dreams and stressing less. But we all know that won’t last, so let’s fast forward to the part where you work harder and fulfill all your dreams.

Negoville Media, Benda Bookings, and Film club Uganda bring you a new reality TV show Solo Act which is intended to mentor and groom the best actors in the country through a competitive reality TV show where actors will showcase their acting abilities. The show is also aimed at bettering the ever-expanding young actors in the business. The show producers announced the audition dates for 16th July and these will be held at the Uganda National Theater , new actors with no acting experience are also welcome to participate in the competition

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The participants will be mentored and Judged by some of…

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