Kenyan Oscar nomination, about a young actor from a peasant village in Kenya who hopes to make it in Nairobi, but soon finds out why it is called Nairobbery. He accidentally ends up in the world of crime while he has just got a position at the popular Phoenix Theatre.
His double life has its advantages. One day he manages to stay on his feet among the criminals thanks to his acting talent, and another day he can play his theatre role as a thief with even more conviction.
The well-oiled product of a training initiative by One Fine Day Films, DW Akademie and the Kenyan production company Ginger Ink, in which promising young African filmmakers were chosen to make a film under the supervision of Tom Tykwer and Soul Boy scriptwriter Billy Kahora. Gitonga is making his debut, and manages to capture the bustle and fury of downtown Kirinyaga Road very well. The incredibly filthy toilet in the prison is also portrayed very expressively.

Filmmaker
David 'Tosh' Gitonga
Country
Kenya, Germany
Year
2012
Medium
DCP
Length
96’
Language
Swahili
Producer
Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Ginger Wilson
Production Company
One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink Films
Sales
One Fine Day Films
Writer
Serah Mwihaki, Charles 'Potash' Mwihaki, Samuel Munene
Cinematography
Christian Almesberger
Editor
Mkaiwawi Mwakaba
Production Design
Naia Barrenechea
Sound Design
Matthias Lempert
Music
Xaver Von Treyer
Cast
Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina
Website
https://onefinedayfilms.com