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Masaku Meets McMillan in This Hilarious Film That’s Reigning at Machakos Fest

Article by Lena Anyuolo
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Posted: November 26, 2018

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you have probably come across the #WakambaForever on Twitter. The viral film was among those nominated at Machakos Fest, an annual short film festival hosted by Machakos County government.

It’s a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba origin story to a disagreement over a football team that goes awry, Wakamba Forever portrays the maleficence of colonialism with a dash of comedy.

Here is the full list of nominees

Best Actor

1.Kithethesyo – Charles Otieno
2.Solo – Javier Ywaya
3.Wakamba Forever – Alfred Munyua

Best Actress
1. Rock of Ages – Rose K. Njoroge
2. What’s on your mind? – Mwajuma Bahati

Best Director

1.What’s on your mind? – Antony Ndung’u
2. Wakamba Forever – John “Jjay” Jumbi & Alex “Warle” Maina
3.N(0)MB3R$ – Kamau Wandung’u
4. Solo – Kara and Kiwo

Best Cinematographer
1. N(0)MB3R$ – Dru Mungai
2. Petra – Wambui Bo Muigai
3. Solo – Gregory Kiwo
4. My Ndia Nduku – Letter Moja
5. Free – John JJ Jumbi
6. Viral – Voline Ogutu

Best Screenplay
1.What’s on your mind?
2. Wakamba Forever

Best Sound
1.N(0)MB3R$– David Mbugua & Alex Njuguna
2. What’s on your mind – Dantaina Otina

Best Editing
1. Wakamba Forever – Alex “Warle” Maina
2. N(0)MB3R$ – Aleks Kamau
3. Solo.

Best Score /Sound design
1.Wakamba Forever – Felix Kimanthi
2. Whats on your mind? – Dantaina Otina
3. N(0)MB3R$- David Mbugua & Alex Njuguna

Best set design & props
1.N(0)MB3R$
2. Solo.
3. Wakamba forever – Aggrey Were
4.What’s on your mind?

Best Science Fiction & SFX
1. Viral – Anthony Munyua
2. Errangel.
3. Momentum – Brian Owiny
4. Solo

Best Costumes/ Wardrobe
1.Viral – Ivy Gesare & Voline Ogutu
2. Wakamba Forever – Diang’a Ochino
3. N(0)MB3R$

Best Film
1. My Ndia Nduku – Letter Moja.
2. N(0)MB3R$
3.  Wakamba Forever
4. What’s on your mind?

Best Machakos film
1. Stones for life
2. Calamity Overflow
3. Lucy
4. Behind

Student Films
1. Katule by Little Bees Kindergaten
2. Ngumbau by Franklin Mutumba – Mung’ala secondary school
3. Run – Lukenya Academy _ Cyrus Mwalili

You can vote for the nominated film by liking a video of the film on YouTube. Watch the nominated films here.

The winners will be announced on December 15th. Call out for submissions began on July 19th and ended on November 3rd. The theme for submissions was Rock.

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Lena Anyuolo

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