Feature Film | 2011-2012 | Drama | Germany, Kenya

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Project data

Length of movie85 Min.

    Brief synopsis

    SOMETHING NECESSARY is an intimate moment in the life of Anne, a woman struggling to rebuild her life after the civil unrest that swept Kenya after the 2008 elections claiming the life of her husband,
    the health of her son and leaving her isolated farm in ruins. Joseph, a troubled young gang member who participated in the countrywide violence is drawn to Anne and her farm seemingly in search of redemption.
    Both he and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on – but will either of them find it? (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Something-Necessary/131750033590717?sk=info)


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Susan WanjiruAnne [L]
    Walter Kipchumba LagatJoseph [L]
    Anne KimaniGathoni [SR]
    David Koprotich MutaiSteve [SR]


    Director of photographyYinka Edward
    Casting directorNini Wacera
    DirectorJudy Kibinge
    1st AD (local system)Tatiana Merizalde DoblesSupervising 1st AD
    EditorChristian Krämer
    EditorJustin Wachira
    Assistant editorLeonid Lemburg
    Assistant editorLouiza Wanjiku Maqbul
    ComposerMatthias Petsche
    ProducerSarika Lakhani
    ProducerRoshanak Khodabakhsh
    Postproduction producerMarko KrinkeHD Producer
    Production coordinatorKatja LebedjewaSupervising
    ScreenwriterMungai Rhesa
    ScreenwriterJc Niala
    Production sound mixerBernhard JoestSupervising
    Sound designerLucas Seeberger

    Production companies

    Ginger Ink Films [ke]
    One Fine Day Films

    Distributing companies

    Rushlake Media GmbHWeltvertrieb


    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbHAP:T.Baum/S.Koslowsk
    Image/EditingSyrreal Works GmbH & Co. KG


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Judy Kibinge2013Int.Film Festival Rotterdam [nl]SpectrumWinner