Masaku Meets McMillan in This Hilarious Film That’s Reigning at Machakos Fest
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
1.Kithethesyo – Charles Otieno
2.Solo – Javier Ywaya
3.Wakamba Forever – Alfred Munyua
1. Rock of Ages – Rose K. Njoroge
2. What’s on your mind? – Mwajuma Bahati
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
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
1.What’s on your mind?
2. Wakamba Forever
1.N(0)MB3R$– David Mbugua & Alex Njuguna
2. What’s on your mind – Dantaina Otina
1. Wakamba Forever – Alex “Warle” Maina
2. N(0)MB3R$ – Aleks Kamau
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
3. Wakamba forever – Aggrey Were
4.What’s on your mind?
Best Science Fiction & SFX
1. Viral – Anthony Munyua
3. Momentum – Brian Owiny
Best Costumes/ Wardrobe
1.Viral – Ivy Gesare & Voline Ogutu
2. Wakamba Forever – Diang’a Ochino
1. My Ndia Nduku – Letter Moja.
3. Wakamba Forever
4. What’s on your mind?
Best Machakos film
1. Stones for life
2. Calamity Overflow
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.