Feature Film | 2010-2012 | Drama | Germany, Kenya

Shooting data

Start of shooting25.10.2010
End of shooting20.11.2010

Project data

Length of movie96 Min.

    Brief synopsis

    was, a young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor one day, and in pursuit of this, he makes his way to Nairobi, the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is bereaved of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul.
    Luck or the lack of it brings Mwas face to face with the city’s criminals and forms a friendship with a small time crook who takes him in. He is quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
    Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge for Mwas as he steps into this unknown world called Nairobi.

    This is the story of a young man who despite all odds trudges on in search of his dream. His drive and soft spoken nature are his best resources. His determination is encouraging and he is a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us. (http://www.onefinedayfilms.com/?page_id=248)


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Joseph WairimuMwas [L]
    Olwenya MainaOti [L]
    Nancy Wanjiku KaranjaAmina [L]
    Mugambi NthigaCedric [SR]
    Paul OgolaMose [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Christian Almesberger
    Director's DepartmentdirectorDavid Tosh Gitonga
    EditingeditorMkaiwawi Mwakaba
    Editingassistant editor Leonid Lemburg
    MusiccomposerXaver von TreyerMusic Supervisor, Komponist
    ProducerproducerTom Tykwer
    ProducerproducerGinger Wilson
    ProducerproducerSarika Hemi Lakhani
    Production Designproduction designerNaia Barrenechea
    Production Mgt.production coordinatorKatja LebedjewaAbwicklung

    Distributing companies

    Rushlake Media GmbH [de]weltweit
    Trigon Film [ch]Kino Schweiz


    Department CompanyComment
    ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Upper Level Travel GmbHAP:T.Baum/S.Koslowsk


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
     Bernhard Joest2012African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)Achievements in SoundWinner
    Joseph Wairimu2012Durban Int. Film Festival [sa]Bester SchauspielerWinner