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

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Length of movie85

    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 / Speaker
    Susan WanjiruAnne [L]
    Walter Kipchumba LagatJoseph [L]
    Anne KimaniGathoni [SR]
    David Koprotich MutaiSteve [SR]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyYinka Edward
    Castingcasting directorNini Wacera
    Director's DepartmentdirectorJudy Kibinge
    Director's Department1st assistant director Tatiana Merizalde DoblesSupervising 1st AD
    Editingeditor Christian KrämerSupervising Editor
    EditingeditorJustin Wachira
    Editingassistant editor Leonid Lemburg
    Editingassistant editorLouiza Wanjiku Maqbul
    Musiccomposer Matthias Petsche
    ProducerproducerSarika Hemi Lakhani

    Distributing companies

    Rushlake Media GmbH [de]Weltvertrieb


    Department CompanyComment
    ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Upper Level Travel GmbHAP:T.Baum/S.Koslowsk
    VFX / Post ProductionImage/EditingSyrreal Works GmbH & Co. KG


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