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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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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

In other news, basing on my December 2015 calendar,

1. Tuesday 15th December 2015 is scheduled for the Wristhouse Kibanda plot where the Wristhouse Production Company will be showcasing all it’s audiovisual works ever since it started, this will include Music Videos, Short films, Documentaries and alot more, all this package like never before at just a 5000/= UGX, it’s meant to happen at National Theatre inside the Big Hut starting from 6:00 PM til fade! For more information contact Kasule Douglas Benda and Senkumba Adnan 

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“This event has happened today and it kickstarted with screening documentaries, then music videos including short films, there were behind the scenes of various projects, all the screened content has comprised of all the works of Wrsithouse Productions only, you may say its been their first launch, talking to an official of this Production House, I quoted him stating that, they are to organize yet a bigger and better Wristhouse Kibanda event that’s scheduled to happen on 5th December 2016, so yeah, now you know, wait for it. In My comments, I should say am impressed with what I saw, this production house knows what producing quality pictures really means, if this was all experienced in their first launch of products, I wonder what kind of quality they will portray in the next year’s event, anyway, we are watching…”

2. Saturday 19th December 2015 is the long waited Red Carpet Premiere of the Uganda Film Festival (UFF) 2015 edition multi-award winning movie “House Arrest ” by Joseph S Ken of Zenken Films, the film scooped awards including; Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Feature Film, Best Actress (Farshee Ali K) , and Best Director, it’s Premiere is scheduled this Saturday from 6:00 PM at National Theatre, entrance: 20,000/= & 50,000/= UGX.

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3. For many months, rumor has been going around the Uganda Filmmaking Fraternity about the new TV Series thats said to take over the space of the former highly anticipated but later disappeared “Beneath The Lies” TV Series on Urban TV, and right about now, News is already out and currently thousands and thousands of Ugandans are excitedly watching  “The Coffee Shop” TV Series which is premiering this Sunday 20th December 2015 on Urban TV, this series is Directed by Mukeera Denis Josiah and Farooq Mutebi… the teaser has been released lately and has been moving all over social media on facebook, whatsapp and more… as for me, I am waiting for it so I could make honest reviews from each of the episodes I get my eyes on… lets watch the space…

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4. On Wednesday 23rd December 2015 is to be yet another Red Carpet Movie Premiere experience in Fort Portal at the Mountains of the Moon hotel where “The Protector ” Movie from Fortlight, a production company based in Fort Portal , Entrance: 20,000/= , 50,000/= , 100,000/= , 200,000/= , 250,000/= , 500,000/= and 750,000/= UGX, yes am told each entrance package has got something worthy within, in terms of welfare ( for more information contact AndySwagg Fortlight Akiiki, Nelon Gerrard Amooti andSandrah Fortlight Marimar)

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4. Currently the “Dream America ” movie project by Paresh Gondaliya andHussein Omar(Moses Ray) has started it’s Production / Filming Phase
5. A Ugandan Horror Movie “Bunjako ” by Teezstudios UG written and Directed by Kizito Samuel Saviour that’s recently been in Production is yet to go into post Production phase.

6. The Ugandan Movie titled “Abagoba Ebirooto – The Dream Chasers ” that’s being produced by Kizito Samuel Saviour, written and Directed bySsekandi Jimmy Jaban is currently in it’s last month of rehearsals and preparation expected to start it’s Production / Filming Phase in January 2016.

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7. I am still wondering what’s happening on the side of the long waited Ugandan movies “Sipi ” by Jayant Maru and “New Intentions ” by Spell Kihi-Ray Kenne-d that were expected to Premiere this year but we haven’t gotten any updates of whether we should expect them next year 2016…

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Currently, the recently premiered dubbed “Ugandan blockbuster movie” is on for a country tour where its meant to be screened in various regions of Uganda, a distribution channel that’s been implemented for this movie to reach the Ugandan audience further than any movie has ever done, this is being organized by the movie’s Producers and Director Zziwa Aaron Alone and Natuhwera Brighton and recently the screening schedule was released showing that the screenings are to start officially from this Friday 13th November 2015 at Cinemax Video Hall in Mutungo, Kampala starting at 7:00 PM with 1,000/= (UGX) entrance fee , the next screening is scheduled to be on Wednesday 18th November 2015 at Club Amnesia starting at 9:00 PM with 5,000/= (UGX) entrance fee, followed by Friday 20th November 2015 at Club Ambiance, Kampala from 8:00 PM with 20,000/= and 10,000/= (UGX) Entrance fee, and next month on Friday 4th December 2015 at Zebra Hotel in Masaka will be a corporate invites only screening starting at 7:00 PM, they communicated saying that they are looking forward to also screen in Mbarara, Lyantonde, Fort Portal, Jinja and Mbale on dates which they are to announce pretty soon.

Kato Saddam (Shirtless) taking on a scene in "WAKO" Movie... Picture shot by Zziwa Aaron Alone

Kato Saddam (Shirtless), Robert Ernest Bbumba (With Gun) taking on a scene in “WAKO” Movie. Picture shot by Zziwa Aaron Alone

If you didn’t know much about this movie, here is a wider hint, it Premiered on Thursday 1st October 2015,at Theatre La’bonita where over 300 people witnessed the Official Premiere of the long waited Ugandan movie dubbed “Blockbuster of 2015” titled “WAKO”, a Ugandan Gangster Film educating crowds about Cervical Cancer and Lung Cancer somehow according to what was portrayed in this motion Picture.

The WAKO movie just to prove and defend itself being dubbed a 2015 Ugandan Blockbuster movie, it won an accolade/award for the Best Feature Film of the year 2015 in the Arusha International Film Festival in Tanzania which happened a few weeks before its premiere where it got its first unofficial screening to the Tanzanians during the festival who embraced it and believed it deserved the award “as I think”

“WAKO” The movie follows a story of a male thug/thief (whatever you can call him) called “WAKO” (Geoffrey Echakara aka Joeh Joe) who is released from prison, with only his theft skills to start a new life, on reaching home he gets to find his sister “Sera” (Natuhwera Brighton) diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, she needs 15 million Ugandan Shillings to be treated, WAKO looking at their poor family realizes that he is the only Savior of her life, he embarks himself on a journey of committing a “few” more crimes (you know what I mean) just to raise enough money to save his sister from danger. This movie shows the hustle he goes through with his best friend “Kujjo” (Zziwa Aaron Alone) in the chase for money through the gangster-ish lifestyle where they get to mess up with a ruthless villain “Muggy” (Robert Ernest Bbumba) and his small gang, the battle continues… #Caution “I saw many guns in this movie, I mean pistols! These gangsters, eh!” this movie features other actors and actresses like; Kato Saddam, Bbira Dissan, Luvanjuma Ivan, Mrush Ntume, Wilson Okwenje Egesa, Bwankia Bbaale Felix, Bukenya Godfrey, Nabatanzi Dianah, Rogers Masaba, Joshua Akuguzibwe, Kevin Mugisha, Naggawa Hellen, Lawrence Mugabe, Kizito Samuel ‘Saviour’, Ssebiranda Edison and many more

WAKO is a coproduction movie by three companies; Zaron Motion Pictures (Zziwa Aaron Alone), Brina Motion Pictures (Natuhwera Brighton) and Punchside Filmz (Wamasebu Eric), where Zaron Motion Pictures packaged the story, wrote/scripted and directed alongside Brina Motion Pictures dealing with the production bit of it, Punchside Filmz led the Directing of the Photography/Cinematography and the editing of the film alongside other partnering parties like Gary Mugisha of Kampala Film School, George Stanley Nsamba of The Ghetto Film Project among others. The movie began its shooting/production phase in early/mid 2014 and officially ended in early – mid 2015, it was shot in the slums and urban slums of Kampala thus portraying the Ghetto life in Kampala in general. Previously, by late 2014 it was expected to be premiered in March 2015 but due to the fact that there were some missing scenes to make the story flow, they had to push it forward so they could shoot the last scenes thus premiering 1st October, you can check out its first official trailer on youtube via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBRD238N-6c

Feel free to google the names of the people mentioned in this article to see and know more about them!

On Monday, Ivan Mayombwe the Producer of the award winning Ugandan Movie titled “Outed The Painful Reality” set off to the United States of America (U.S.A) to attend and represent the Staff, Cast and Crew of this Movie at the Baltmore International Black Film Festival which is to began on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at Historic Charles’ Theatre where this movie “Outed” is to have its Screening dubbed the Mid-Atlantic Premiere on Friday 9th October 2015 during this Festival’s Screenings.

Producer Ivan Mayombwe (Left) with Colleagues in USA

Producer Ivan Mayombwe (Left) with Colleagues in USA

Producer Ivan Mayombwe (Left) with Colleagues in USA

Producer Ivan Mayombwe (Left) with Colleagues in USA

“Outed The Painful Reality” had its Official World Premiere during the summer period in July at the qFlix Film Festival in Philadelphia where it won the Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award that was officially received by its Director Kamoga Hassan (Miracle)

Director Kamoga Hassan picking his Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award

Director Kamoga Hassan picking his Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award

Director Kamoga Hassan introducing his film at the qFlix

Director Kamoga Hassan introducing his film at the qFlix

Director Kamoga Hassan holding his Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award

Director Kamoga Hassan holding his Barbara Gittings International Human Rights Award

This movie first had its unofficial Kampala Premiere on 13th of February where it got a fair attendance including members from the Ugandan LGBTI Community among others. Dubbed as a movie based on a true story, from Matovu Isaac, its screenplay writer, this movie follows the life of Vida, a gay man employee of one of the leading advertising firms in the city who faces one of the hardest moments of his lifetime when his name and photo appear in a newspaper tabloid among other gays and lesbians with the paper calling for hanging these LGBTI People, On reading the newspaper, his boss immediately drafts a job termination letter thus firing him from the firm, while at home he starts receiving calls from unidentified telephone numbers who are later revealed as detectives who lure him into a trap and lead him to a detention center, torture forcing him to reveal the whereabouts of his colleagues and how they carry out the practice of promoting homosexuality in the country, with no information got from him, he is later set free thus  Vida starts moving from place to place for safety and its where he finally meets the end of he  is killed by a mob hit with bricks and heavy stones till he died, the movie is based on a true story and Vida’s body was later discovered by police in a trench in Nabingo.

The Official Movie Poster

The Official Movie Poster

This Movie will also screen at the 5th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival that has a total of 39 films this year with only one African Film “Outed”, this festival is to happen in Indiana, USA from 9th to 11th October 2015 but the movie “Outed The Painful Reality” will be screened on Saturday 10th October 2015.

Furthermore this movie will screen in the Eye Catcher International Film Festival in Texas which will be happening from 12th to 15th November 2015. This Festival happens in 6 cities including; Dallas in Texas, Memphis, Kansas, Shreveport in Los Angeles, Little Rock in Arizona and St. Louis in Montana

The Movie is to also have a Germany Premiere later in November During the African Film Week at the University of Bayreuth and during the “Afrikanische Filmtage” at the University of Saarbruecken all in Germany. While in Germany the movie’s Director “Hassan Kamoga” will have a meet and discuss session about homosexuality in Uganda and in Africa in General where he will be meeting PhD students at these Universities to share more of his experience regarding the topics in relation to this movie.

You can check out this movie’s trailer on youtube via this link

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Director Kamoga Hassan in Philadelphia

Director Kamoga Hassan in Philadelphia

Kizito Samuel Saviour at your service! (Yeah rebranded hehe)

Uhm I actually don’t feel cool to say I am sorry for the really big delay without updating you here, basically I got to realize that I had been apologizing so much even for the old delays, so this time round I chose to just post without saying nothing because I believe deep inside you all readers can feel my apologies, nevertheless am here again in full blast, we are to read a lot more than watching because for most articles I will be updating via my WordPress windows phone app but will try my best to get you pictures when I can. In this Article I chose not to add pictures (Sorry), but they will be available in the CineBuzz Uganda Section of this blog and its Facebook page All clear?!

Aha so here we are, recently, that’s Thursday 1st October 2015, over 300 people witnessed the Official Premiere of the long waited Ugandan movie dubbed “Blockbuster of 2015” titled “WAKO”, a Ugandan Gangster Film educating crowds about Cervical Cancer and Lung Cancer somehow according to what was portrayed in this motion Picture.

The WAKO movie just to prove and defend itself being dubbed a 2015 Ugandan Blockbuster movie, it won an accolade/award for the Best Feature Film of the year 2015 in the Arusha International Film Festival in Tanzania which happened a few weeks before its premiere where it got its first unofficial screening to the Tanzanians during the festival who embraced it and believed it deserved the award “as I think”

“WAKO” The movie follows a story of a male thug/thief (whatever you can call him) called “WAKO” (Geoffrey Echakara aka Joeh Joe) who is released from prison, with only his theft skills to start a new life, on reaching home he gets to find his sister “Sera” (Natuhwera Brighton) diagnosed with Cervical Cancer, she needs 15 million Ugandan Shillings to be treated, WAKO looking at their poor family realizes that he is the only Savior of her life, he embarks himself on a journey of committing a “few” more crimes (you know what I mean) just to raise enough money to save his sister from danger. This movie shows the hustle he goes through with his best friend “Kujjo” (Zziwa Aaron Alone) in the chase for money through the gangster-ish lifestyle where they get to mess up with a ruthless villain “Muggy” (Robert Ernest Bbumba) and his small gang, the battle continues… #Caution “I saw many guns in this movie, I mean pistols! These gangsters, eh!” this movie features other actors and actresses like; Kato Saddam, Bbira Dissan, Luvanjuma Ivan, Mrush Ntume, Wilson Okwenje Egesa, Bwankia Bbaale Felix, Bukenya Godfrey, Nabatanzi Dianah, Rogers Masaba, Joshua Akuguzibwe, Kevin Mugisha, Naggawa Hellen, Lawrence Mugabe, Kizito Samuel ‘Saviour’, Ssebiranda Edison and many more

WAKO is a coproduction movie by three companies; Zaron Motion Pictures (Zziwa Aaron Alone), Brina Motion Pictures (Natuhwera Brighton) and Punchside Filmz (Wamasebu Eric), where Zaron Motion Pictures packaged the story, wrote/scripted and directed alongside Brina Motion Pictures dealing with the production bit of it, Punchside Filmz led the Directing of the Photography/Cinematography and the editing of the film alongside other partnering parties like Gary Mugisha of Kampala Film School, George Stanley Nsaba of The Ghetto Film Project among others. The movie began its shooting/production phase in early/mid 2014 and officially ended in early – mid 2015, it was shot in the slums and urban slums of Kampala thus portraying the Ghetto life in Kampala in general. Previously, by late 2014 it was expected to be premiered in March 2015 but due to the fact that there were some missing scenes to make the story flow, they had to push it forward so they could shoot the last scenes thus premiering 1st October, anyway why am I talking so much, let’s go to the premiere!

Wako is one feature film in Uganda that has had a high level of late publicity invested I should say, with this, the WAKO team made it a point to hit all possible media houses to get hosted /aired to pass on the advertisement about this Grand Premiere and I should say they were successful in making it trend everywhere they could, from print, online and broadcast media despite the fact that late publicity is one hard trick of Good Luck and Bad Luck, so yeah they announced the premiere, and before I go any further, let me first say thanks to, First; The Writer, Director and Co-producer of the “WAKO” Movie Zziwa Aaron Alone for the fairly good work he portrayed in this motion picture that’s said to be better than his recently award winning motion picture as a Film Director titled “The Superstition” that scooped big awards including the Best Feature Film of the year 2014 of the Arusha International Film Festival in Tanzania (You can say, he won last year, and did it again this year) and Best Narrative Feature Film award in the Silicon Valley International Film Festival, USA among others. Aaron is literally being dubbed as a Film Director for Action and Fast Paced Movies, from the chats I usually have with him, he says “Slow films bore me, I can’t really keep up with such a slow moving pace of a motion picture, my style is chap! Chap!” with him saying that, I don’t know if we should always expect fast paced action films from him or he will eventually change track and hit us with a surprise or something. Secondly, I say thumbs up to Natuhwera Brighton dubbed “Uganda’s Youngest Female Producer”, this young lady is a real fighter, I should say she is a knight, I have been watching her for a while and the way she has really fought with this movie project, it being her first ever production as a Film Producer has been a challenging journey but since she is a powerful woman she never gave up but kept on pushing forward despite the fact that the whole process took almost two years. She has been the one majorly on the Producer’s chair making sure this movie project runs smoothly right from the scripting to the Premiere.

So the Premiere, well the Official Red Carpet Premiere of the long waited award winning movie “WAKO” was scheduled for Thursday 1st October 2015 at Theatre La’Bonita from 6:00 PM til fade and with this, by the announced starting time, various individuals, representatives from over 10 media houses and Uganda Film Industry stakeholders including actors and actresses had already stormed up the theatre all dressed in what they felt was the best optional outfit for this occasion and just as usual, photo-shoots couldn’t be skipped, I was watching so many fashioned personnel though I was just surprised when I saw one of my favorite actors in Uganda “Robert Ernest Bbumba” whom many were regarding to as an actor who hadn’t been changing his hairstyle in movies since “The Superstition” saying he seems to be having the same looks in the movies being released last and this year (Save for the TV Series like “Fenced” by Punchside Filmz that’s still in production, “It Can’t Be” that airs on WBS TV Uganda every Friday 8:00 PM E.A.T and many more where he changed his hairstyle), this time round at the WAKO movie Official Red Carpet Premiere he totally changed his hairstyle to a fact that he made it way shorter and on asking why he changed, all he said was “I am tired of people casting me for only BAD GUY roles, let them change to another touch” , well this surprise hairstyle change really caught my attention I should say. But anyway more Filmmakers were present including Allie Mutaka Byansi, the president of Film Club Uganda, Jayant Maru who is still having two projects awaiting release/premieres, that’s; “K3nt and Kat3” that’s said to have screened in the recent Uganda Film Festival 2015 edition, “SIPI” an athletes’ feature film that’s currently in its Post Production Phase, Kihire Kennedy another filmmaker (one of my favorite Ugandan Film Directors) whose movie “New Intentions” am awaiting to watch though he hasn’t announced the Premiere Dates, more so I bumped into another filmmaker (who recently joined the list of my best Ugandan Film Directors) Richard Mulindwa of Limit Productions, the makers of movies like “Cindy” , “Hanged for Love”, and what I call one of the best TV Series I have watched so far in Uganda titled “It Can’t Be” (I remember talking about it at the top), more so Mr. Richard is the mentor and trainer of one of this year’s Ugandan Best Actresses for the Uganda Film Festival 2015 edition “Nisha Kalema” (One of my favorite actresses in Uganda), eh I also spotted the other best actress “Faridah Kuteesa aka Farshee Ali” as the photo-shoots went on, not forgetting I spotted another filmmaker whose names keeps juggling me up though I call him Moses Ray, the maker of “The Councilor” and currently having an ongoing movie project titled “Dream America” which he is taking on with Indian Filmmaker Paresh Gondaliya, its auditions for casting are happening on Saturday 10th October 2015 at National Theatre (Green Room) from 8:00 am to 5:00pm, lastly ofcourse my Director Ssekandi Jimmy Jaban of JimKandi Studios was present, he is to direct the Feature film am producing this and next year titled “Abagoba Ebirooto – The Dream Chasers” who process started way back in June 2014 and currently at casting and rehearsing stage, I also got to meet a filmmaker nicknamed T West Ttabu of Diamond Telepictures (he happens to be one of my favorite Ugandan screenplay writers) and he is currently having a film yet to release titled “Girl Child in Dilemma” scheduled for a Theatre Release at Royal Theatre on Saturday 21st November 2015 where this movie will be screened to the audiences from 6:00 PM, tickets will be going for; 20,000/= VIP, 7,000/= ORDINARY, and 3000/= CHILDREN, all in Ugandan shillings but other currencies will be accepted incase equivalent. So aha anything unmentioned? Then that’s what I didn’t see. Let’s go watch the movie now!

By 7:00 PM, that theatre electronic bell was rang requesting people to enter the auditorium for the event to officially kick-start, unfortunately I was still outside and I missed the performances at the start which am told were performances from musicians; Pages, yeah that guy, and Kenneth Mugabi a soundtrack music composer among others, by the time it clicked 8:30 PM, the official screening of the movie began. Aha, the critics review, yeah, let’s roll…

Well this movie’s intro could be beautiful but ofcourse it could bore me a little if I was watching the movie back home on my laptop, as in we are having these photos mixed up with some motion and still graphics that simply make you wait anxiously for when the action is to start and feel like pressing the forward button but nevertheless it was compensated with the background soundtrack that had the feel of what we were waiting to watch and on the other hand good for cinema in that those seconds or minutes get the audience set up to start focusing on screen before any action kick-starts. So I am partially okay with it and partially not okay with it. Okay this street service provider “Sera” (Natuhwera Brighton) is visibly standing on a location as though she is the only one in the area, anyway I expected to see some more colleagues of hers just to make me believe that she has been in the game for some time, and the sex scene haa save for the noise from the audience, how I wish it was longer, but anyway we saw what happened so am cool, I wouldn’t want this movie to have such stuff as much, uhm well my first general problem here is the fact that, yes we get to see “Sera” in the beginning when she is fine then later she is so down admitted in the hospital, I wish we could see the stages one undergoes, probably symptoms of cervical cancer visually but anyway they tried to compensate for it when the Doctor/Nurse (Hellen Nagawa) explained to the sick admitted “Sera” about it verbally, I should say the writer “Zziwa Aaron Alone” did his research in a way that his education in this movie was fairly on point and used the medical personnel as well as the living actors in the story communicate to us directly but indirectly, yeah you read it right! The other thing about this movie is that, for every after 10 or 20 minutes we had some action going on that made this movie feel fast paced, some things were predictable but most of them were actually awesome in the way they turned out, uhm when we come to the sound, I should say they did a fairly good job, though it lacked the depth of emotions in the film making some of us wish we could feel the pain of some of the actors in the story, the locations they had for this film were really Ghetto as well as the costuming. It being a Ghetto Gangster action kind of film, its cinematography wasn’t so professionally executed rather free styled in a way that brought out the actual ghetto feel of the story, in my opinion, if the Director of Photography “Wamasebu Eric” of Punchside Filmz invested any professional basic way of filming to this movie it would kill the ganster-ish feel so he did a good choice to free style it, he left the idea of making it perfect and made most of it imperfect which made it cinematic in a way that, I looked at this film and I was like okay now what should I complain about besides the scripting bit where the dialogue of some actors weren’t as strong to create that very believable feel of their characters, I love the fact that this movie was made in a mixture of English, Luganda (A local language in Uganda) and some little bit of Kiswahili which made it feel as natural as ghetto life could be in this era but well the English seemed too much to match the ghetto though the lead actor WAKO’s way of playing around with English was natural to me. The other problem I had was that, these guys are gangsters but even at going to their hideouts we never saw any one smoking weed, cigarettes or ganja as we may call it, that looks like a real mistake to me because it’s very rare to find gangsters in Ugandan Ghettos or Slums who don’t take a puff or two while they do their usual work, maybe these were good gangsters anyway but incase it was forgotten, who knows?! And before I forget, this movie really had many guns, these are real gangsters who never think twice before shooting anyone, they shoot bullets anytime, anywhere regardless of the environment, the director “Zziwa Aaron Alone” told me that according to the research he made, he got to figure out that there are some gangs in slums who live such a life style in a way that even the police fears to reach their premises and they posses such guns, ofcourse pistols! The other fact is, the writer really knew how best to play around with the twists in this film, it’s a film that has twists in twists with twists, yeah its really true, he did his best in exposing various villains in this story and I credit him for making me like a thug “WAKO” (Geoffrey Echakara) who gave reasons why he robs and made me feel like saying “Go ahead thief!”, and for the main villain “Muggy” (Robert Ernest Bbumba) I loved the way he was crafted in a way that he was a coward who scares and kills people, you will never see him fight since he lives on his tagline of “They got the punches, we got the guns!”, the way he was holding the gun made me wonder if he really uses guns in real life, it looked real to me but to be honest I expected much depth of this character, so it was fairly good but it needed to be better than that, I couldn’t feel that much rage and badass personality he was trying to portray but he did his best for the role which am partially fine with, but on the other hand, I wasn’t happy for the fact that we didn’t get to see much of the other villain “Cypher” (Otrix, the “Oli Mbuzi” musician), the pace at which this movie was running made it hard to realize it was actually 91 minutes long, now the ever ever annoying bit about having movie premieres at Theatre La’bonita is that these people don’t know the culture of film screenings in a way that they never let people watch credits once the film has ended, this happened to the “Bala Bala Sese” Movie premiere, and again they did it this time to the “WAKO” Premiere, so disappointing I should say. All in all, to my review, “WAKO” is a great film and it deserved the “Best Feature Film” Award it got at the Arusha International Film Festival 2015 edition in Tanzania.

At the end of the film, just as the usual culture, the staff, cast and crew was called upon the stage from where they introduced themselves to the audience as well as giving remarks where need be as well as the Guest of Honor “Freeman” a filmmaker from Nigeria who appreciated the team for the work walking away with a copy of this movie buying it at 2 million Ugandan Shillings. This was followed by a speech from Ugandan Legend Actor Sam Bagenda of The Ebonies who complimented the work. Unfortunately, the lead actor of “WAKO (Geoffrey Echakara) was not present at this premiere, he is currently in Qatar handling some businesses and it’s from there that he was helping out in the mobilization of this premiere, he attended in spirit and virtually via whatsapp where he communicated saying he is to be coming back to Uganda next year for more movie projects.

Geoffrey Echakara aka Joeh Joe is a Ugandan Actor who came up all the way from Ramon Film Productions aka Wakaliwood in Wakaliga from where Zziwa Aaron Alone figured out his potential thus casting him for this motion picture, many say that Geoffrey is the Djimon Haunsu (Hope I spelt it right) of Uganda since they somehow look alike! Basically that was the Premiere of the award winning movie “WAKO”, people seemed to have enjoyed this premiere to a fact that they kept on laughing, making noise and clapping hands as it was going on, and later when it ended, they stayed up at the theatre til the time the security personnel closed the place. Afterwards the entire cast and crew plus their fans slopped down to Club Amnesia where the After Party was organized by Galaxy FM specifically for this premiere… A lot of fun was experienced!

So now just like other films have been, we brainstorm, script stories, cast them, rehearse them, shoot, edit, master and premiere them, but usually after the Premiere, we all have one question, WHAT NEXT? Yeah like seriously you movie premieres then what next in plan? Most people usually give us the obvious excuse of “Film Festivals”, but still after Festivals, WHAT NEXT? See the harsh reality of filmmaking is that we are always making these movies for audiences, I mean people, people to watch our films and probably pay in something that could earn us some money to live and probably do other better movies, but the question is, DO WE HAVE the people to watch our films? You can say YES WE DO, but are they WILLING? And if they are, then how do we get them? Listen to this and this is wisdom my fellow Ugandan filmmakers, if you are ever making a movie with the intention of making money off it, make sure you prepare your product/film for the people you are targeting, all am saying is, understand your motives and reassess your aims, because if you want me to love or buy your product (film) them make me want it, by this am saying, learn to create a demand for your movie, the moment you get that work out, you will not have to hustle to make money off your films… without demand for a product, the sales can hardly shoot higher which makes profits harder and losses easier, I don’t know if am making myself clear but here’s to the creed to save the grace, if you are to make money off any product, creating demand for it is key, I know you are all being curious and feel like asking me how you can create demand for your film, I may not tell you right now because that’s the homework am leaving you to deal with….

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SAMUEL SAVIOUR at your service!

Recently was the “Call 112” Movie Premiere which happened on Tuesday 4th August 2015 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre also known as The National Theatre of Uganda which kicked off at 6:00 PM with Entrance Tickets at 10,000/= (UGX)

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The ZenKen Films Production “Call 112” follows a story of two siblings (Paul “Mutebi Farooq” and  Anna “Fausta Nanziri”) struggling for life survival to escape from human organ traffickers “Mageye Hassan” and “William Ndawula” who drug and kidnap them from a taxi while traveling back home from school.

The movie further features actor Jakira Suudi as the main antagonist, a dreadlocked psychopath known as ‘the Surgeon’ acting as “Javar”, who’s hobby lies in torturing the captives prior to cutting and scooping out their body organs. Call 112 also stars Actress “Dianah Nabatanzi” playing as “Cathy” who happens to be Javar’s sex machine.

Call 112 is the first of two films to come from ZenKen Films’ C.E.O / Director Joseph Ssebagala Kenneth this year.

Director Joseph Ken Ssebagala seen here on the film's set in February (Photo From Polly Kamukama)

Director Joseph Ken Ssebagala seen here on the film’s set in February (Photo From Polly Kamukama)

His other new movie, House Arrest, a story of a bewitched widow struggling with memories of abuse schedule for a festival premier at the Uganda Film Festival 2015 Edition screenings later this August, Hmm aha, so now that you have had a brief overview about the “Call 112” Movie let’s go to the premiere…

Well as usual, I had to make it early at the premiere venue and before everything was set I was already at the location since I didn’t want to miss any bit of the event and I should say I was lucky enough to watch as the event organizing team was doing its best with putting down the red carpet together with the Official Movie Backdrop and luckily enough by 6:00 PM, some of the fans were already invading National Theatre all dressed in what they thought was best for this Red Carpet Premiere (The “CineBuzz Uganda” Section will talk more about this ‘How people dressed’ bla bla  which ain’t well versed with)

Fans entering the Auditorium

Fans entering the Auditorium

Unfortunately, I was to be part of the control room team that was selected to run the event technically so I couldn’t spend much more time at the entrance to watch whatever happened before the Auditorium Gates were officially opened for the sessions to proceed.

Filmmaker “Justin Nantogo” was the MC who opened up the sessions with entertainment from young amazing Acrobats who amazed the audience with their twisted engaging tricks, I enjoyed them I should say.

After the little entertainment, A Wristhouse Production titled “In Reality” a short film written by Luswata Musa, Directed by Kasule Douglas Benda was screening, currently this film has been nominated in a couple of festivals locally and internationally and has also been nominated in this year’s Uganda Film Festival in the Best Short Film Category, after the short film, several trailers of Movies from various filmmakers most of which were Film Club Uganda members together with those of ZenKen Films were screened, the trailers included “That Small Piece (Akataka)” , “Reform” , “House Arrest” all from ZenKen Films followed by “Desk Review” and “Wande” both from Havy Media, Wande is a film written by “Kizito Samuel ‘Saviour’ (ME)” Produced by “Namanya Gerald Rugaba” and Directed by “Kevin Kix Byaruhanga” scheduled to Premiere on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at National Theatre and Entrance Tickets will be at 10,000/= (UGX) , “WAKO” a feature film written and directed by Zziwa Aaron Alone of Zaron Motion Pictures scheduled to premiere on Thursday 1st October 2015 at Theatre Labonita, entrance tickets will be 20,000/= and 50,000/= for Silver and Gold respectively, this was followed by a teaser of the new coming soon Science Fiction short film from “Unbound Media” titled “Cry” which happens to be their second short film so far scheduled to be released on Christmas day, The “HOME” movie by Martial Lee , a film being shot in fort portal written and produced by Martial Lee of Light Touch Film Productions International Limited together with Amy Hartman , lastly was the “Embaga Yange” teaser a feature film by a Nigerian UK based filmmaker Spyk Nelson that’s currently in its production phase scheduled to premiere late this year at Serena Kampala Hotel

After the trailers, Musician Kenneth Mugabi rocked the stage with his amazing live stage performance which was loved by the whole audience, Kenneth is the one who made the score/soundtrack of the “In Reality” short film, and he is continuing to do more scores and soundtracks of various movies in Uganda.

Not to take much more time, the president of Film Club Uganda gave a speech together with a couple of people and the official Screening of the “Call 112” Movie began, and oh yeah this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the review of this great ZenKen Films production.

Aha so since I was the one in charge of screening this movie in the control room, I was really attentive and watching it closely as it began; let’s go step by step…

This movie’s main plot rotates around “Paul” and “Anna” who get locked up in separate cages, Paul has to do everything possible to save himself and his sister from getting cut into pieces by “Javar” the weird surgeon who scoops out people’s vital organs. Paul gets hold of a phone from one of the corpses in the room which he has to use to save their lives, he gets to call various people until he reaches a point of calling the police on Call 112 to call for help from a place he has no idea about, the hustle goes on as he stays in touch with the police hiding from getting caught by the surgeon.

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Actor “Farooq Mutebi” and “Fausta Nanziri” in their cages

The intro, well it would have been cool but I didn’t like the way the credits/character names were done, giving us random still shots of the city in a plain transition with no connection to the film made me be like “aha so…?” and showing us a machine that’s used in printing newspapers, as if we are at some printing company which we weren’t made me wonder why that scene was put there, but anyway maybe they had a reason behind it, and pretty nice, this film opens up with Joseph S Ken as part of the cast playing the receptionist, cool, and I see Mutebi Farooq, but since this is not where I was to catch up the whole thing, I kept following until I got to hear this what I call poorly done ADR sound, the Automatic Dialogue Replacement, it wasn’t sounding as bad but the way it was acted was totally having no feel, and eh these two kids “Paul and Anna” are in a taxi but gosh we don’t get to hear the whole taxi sound environment, the way these people talk seems like they are seated in some kind of quiet studio, and yeah these guys get kidnapped, nicely, so they take us to this cinematic house (it’s what I call scary ugly stuff) where we get to find the surgeon “Jakira Suudi” hmm I should say he really transformed to look this character, I couldn’t recognize him at first, and before I go forward I should say this, why would anyone, I mean actors and directors, why do you want to adopt accents that make you sound fake? As in these guy’s acting wouldn’t have been good from the start but they tried to use some bit of foreign accents that made them sound dramatic , they left the essence of staying natural and wanted to show us how good they can sound with their newly adopted accents, well this really sucked on my side despite the fact that they did their best to pull off the characters, oh well so we are locked up in this pretty dark room, these two kids caged up, at first the scenes in this dark room weren’t as clear but later got fixed to be in a fair view, thumbs up to ZenKen films for putting us on this fair constant tension that stayed on for about an hour, just in this room, Farooq Mutebi did his character well despite the adopted accent which ruined the whole thing at first, towards the last quarter of the movie, he literally touched our hearts as his role “Paul” cried for help in fear of death while in the cage, save for the poorly done visual effects to the phone he had to use to save himself from danger. To my view, Jakira Suudi who was playing Javar was my best actor in this movie for fully pulling off this weird surgeon’s character though he also had adopted accent issues but fine I enjoyed what I watched, save for the deadly sex scene that he played with Actress Dianah Nabatanzi as “Cathy” which the audience seemed to have enjoyed more as they made noise to it as it went on. And oh now these two policemen coming in to save these kids but all are dressed in police uniforms and snickers, haha yeah you read it right, snickers! In general, the ‘Call 112’ movie is a movie made for one to watch and enjoy just like the normal current Hollywood movies that carry no big story, but it literally carries no big point despite the fact that it’s based on the human organs trafficking which is fairly tackled. Above all, it was a fairly good production and I should say, thumbs up to the whole cast and crew people that worked together to put up this piece.

BLOODIED: Actor Farooq Mutebi in character as Paul checking on his Sister

BLOODIED: Actor Farooq Mutebi in character as Paul checking on his Sister “Anna”

Who rocked the “Call 112” Movie Premiere?

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Oba what was running on "Moses Serugo's" Mind?!

Oba what was running on “Moses Serugo’s” Mind?!

Hmm got nothing to say

Hmm got nothing to say

Here comes Teez Studios

Here comes Teez Studios

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Nigerian UK Based filmmaker Spyk Nelson was present

Nigerian UK Based filmmaker Spyk Nelson was present

Nigerian UK Based filmmaker Spyk Nelson was present

Nigerian UK Based filmmaker Spyk Nelson was present

Actor Denis Kinan

Actor Denis Kinan

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Eh so what happened to this guy's suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie "The Superstition"

Eh so what happened to this guy’s suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie “The Superstition”

Eh so what happened to this guy's suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie "The Superstition"

Eh so what happened to this guy’s suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie “The Superstition”

Eh so what happened to this guy's suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie "The Superstition"

Eh so what happened to this guy’s suit? Am talking about Paresh Gondaliya (L) the Producer of the award winning movie “The Superstition”

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Actor Farooq Mutebi (L) , Actor Jakira Suudi (R) ,

Actor Farooq Mutebi (L) , Actor Jakira Suudi (R) ,

hmm fairly okay , Director of "Call 112" Joseph Ssebagala Kenneth (R)

hmm fairly okay , Director of “Call 112” Joseph Ssebagala Kenneth (R)

Actor William Ndawula

Actor William Ndawula

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Fans entering the Auditorium

Fans entering the Auditorium

Mr. Allie Mutaka Byansi the President of Film Club Uganda with Actress Hamidah  Mukandutiye

Mr. Allie Mutaka Byansi the President of Film Club Uganda with Actress Hamidah Mukandutiye

So this one thought invading the premiere with slippers was the best option

So this one thought invading the premiere with slippers was the best option

Actress "Hamida Mukandutiye"  (L)

Actress “Hamida Mukandutiye” (L)

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Actress "Dianah Nabatanzi" (She definitely  understood the meaning of a Red Carpet Premiere

Actress “Dianah Nabatanzi” (She definitely understood the meaning of a Red Carpet Premiere

SAMUEL SAVIOUR at your service!

A couple of days ago, Mr. Otako Williams Mpaata, a stage and screen actor and Creative Director at The FourSum, member of Film Club Uganda experienced a rough night when he got into an ambush of Ugandan Police Men while he was on his way back home late night from the National Theatre… later after the incident he narrated his experience to his fans via facebook saying…

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“Have been robbed on gun point by the Uganda Police!!!!

At this moment I regret why am a Ugandan citizen. On Thursday at 11:45pm I was stopped by 5 armed Uganda police men at Buganda road flats next to where I stay. These policemen asked for my identification then I showed them my scanned passport, they refused saying its forgery after they checked my bag and pockets I had 120 dollars on me about 400,000Ugx. These police men arrested me claiming that I had no identification then they said how they are taking me to Central Police Station Kampala ,I walked with them plus some other arrested people to the station however the other arrested people where left and I remained alone but unfortunately when we reached a dark place with no one around these Uganda police men putting on Uganda police uniform with guns they told me to kneel down and put me on a gun point asked for the money that I had when I tried to refuse one of the officer pointed the gun at me I gave them the money then I was told to run or I will be shot dead and they would claim I was a thief so I ran for my life to Buganda road police station to report. Buganda road police station claimed how that was not their area of operation then pushed me to Central Police Station Kampala which also told how that was not their area of operation. So where can a Ugandan like me get help when robbed by the Uganda Police that is meant to “Keep Law and Order”?” 

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When you have “Zero” Hours to save your life? What do you do? Now here comes the solution which is yet to be availed. Am talking about nothing other than a production of our own (Ugandan) set to blow minds away, guess what it is….?! One of the New hard-hitting Ugandan Movies not to miss out this year. Recently the official Ugandan Movies Premiere calendar was officially announced starting with;

A movie/production from Zenken Films titled CALL 112 set to have its CALL 112 MOVIE PREMIER on Tuesday 4th August 2015 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre / National Theatre from 6:00 PM Tickets go for 10,000/= (10K UGX)

CALL 112 Movie stars

Mutebi Farooq
Fausta Nanziri
Jakira Suudi
Mageye Hassan aka Mag San
William Ndawula
Hassin Lubowa
Dianah Nabatanzi
John Oris Ssebowa aka Orim Ssebowa
And many more

It’s a Zenken Films Production written, Directed and Produced by Joseph S Ken , with Mrs. Susan Muwonge, Jan Van Der Zanden and Frederick Matovu as the Executive, Associated and Line Producers respectively. Its casting was done by Chris Nsubuga, Paul Ssemwogerere worked as the Assistant Director. Betty Nabatesa worked as the Production Manager together with Francis Lubanjuma who worked as the Production Designer. Mike Kanonya worked on its Sound Design together with Nsamba G Seguya who did the Location Sound. Joseph S Ken was the Director of Photography alongside Kato Matovu who was the Camera Operator and Andrew Lubega the set dresser. Wilfred Okuba worked as the Storyboard artist.

SYNOPSIS
Paul is asked by their Mother to help Anna his young sister get home after losing her money at school, on their way home seated in a wired taxi, they ended up getting kidnapped by fake taxi men who only deal in trafficking human organs, in a mystery of how and what can save them from dying, Paul has got to well use the phone he discovered in one of the corpse inside the surgeon room as he contacts the Uganda Police Force for help.

Mark the dates… its Tuesday 4th August 2015 at the Uganda National Cultural Centre, also Known as The Uganda National Theatre, found along Dewinton Road, Opposite the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, behind UBC TV Station. ENTRANCE TICKETS go for 10,000/= UGX , all happening in the National Theatre Main Auditorium. It’s the CALL 112 Movie Premiere… Come one Come all, don’t wish you attended!

Check out its trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUpbXo2wAHE

So you heard it! You read it! You saw it! Attend it! SHARE IT! Invite Friends! Enjoy it! Support the Uganda Film Industry! Love Uganda! Watch Ugandan Movies! Peace!!!

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