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Reel News: Watch out for Kenyan Mystery Thriller The Schemer

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: October 01, 2020  

Ian Mbugua, John Sibi-Okumu, Eddy Kimani and Shiviske Shivisi are part of a stellar cast of upcoming Kenyan mystery thriller The Schemer.  It’s scheduled to debut on the big screen later this year.

The film by Dots Village Entertainment is set in Kitale and and is co-written by Kenyan filmmaker Peter Pages Bwire and Ugandan-American writer Nicole Magabo Kiggundu.

Bwire is also producing the project alongside Shristi Goswami.

‘The Schemer’ follows the tale of a mysterious antique trader played by John Sibi-Okumu, who goes missing for three decades after hiding his last box of treasure, the Alpha Pack, somewhere in Kitale town.

The film will be Bwire’s directorial debut, and he describes the thriller as a plot-driven fiction story, a genre film with bits of factual events.

The film is written to reflect the cultural, racial and environmental heritage of Trans Nzoia county,” Bwire said, referring to the diversity of the characters his story is deeply rooted in.

Peter Bwire has vast experience in the film industry and previously worked as film production designer and producer in local short films, notably as a production designer in ‘Angles of My Face’ (2015), which won best East African short film at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

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Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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