Producer hat on & Actor mode activated🤗🤗 @Regrann from @_lowladee -
2 years ago when bestie boy @nickmutuma suggested we run a production company in Nairobi Kenya (East Africa), I was super scared. First, Nigeria is my home. Second, building something you love with another creative who is family and would now become a business partner, which could also go wrong was super scary! But then...2 years later, after levels of growth, business understanding of partnerships and seeking higher transition and elevation, also understanding that Africa isn't just Nigeria, and as an African filmmaker I have the creative right to explore my great continent and tell it's stories, I decided to do the riskiest thing I've ever done. Leave the environment I've known for 28 years of my life for I dont know how long. What's the worst that could happen right? After about 6 intense months of writing SHUJAA, our first project under Giraffe Africa Productions, we are ready to make a great film.
SHUJAA boldly addresses a sensitive issue within a sect in Kenya that will require a budget we cannot afford. Its nothing like I've ever done. Amazingly, together with @hassansarah our amazing lead, producer and one of my absolute fav persons, we decided to film a pitch video selecting pivotal scenes that best describe the vision of the film for our potential investors and donors across the globe. We would like to thank all cast and crew that collaborated on this. You are the very best and it'll be our win. Thank you! Thank you!!!
Fingers crossed on getting our first film made by and in Africa for the world. Surely, Nigeria will always be home with loads of amazing stories to be told no matter where I am!!!
A huge Shout out to this visionary @nickmutuma for disrupting my life in an epic way, and not giving up on pushing for us as a team. Also to @hassansarah a true creative gem for building with us.
The stars are aligned for Africa in this moment, and film must be a huge part of it. Though we cant share the pitch video with the public, please keep us in your prayers as we soon begin our pitch rounds!
ps. SHUJAA is Swahili word for brave one/warrior.
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