Two short films produced by Multichoice Talent Academy (MTF) East Africa Academy Class of 2018 are set to premier on the DStv and GOtv channel, Maisha Magic East. The short will screen over the next two weekendson Maisha Magic East starting Friday 20, 2019. Maisha Magic East will air Ensulo and Promises at 9.30am.
Promises which is set in Nderi Village will air on Maisha Magic East on Friday 20, 2019. It follows the life of Boda Boda driver Mwangi, whose life unravels after the sudden death of his wife during the birth of their second child. Distraught, he has to continue raising his children without their mother and keep to promises made to her. Wangi, now a single parent to an infant also has to meet both financial and emotional strain when his son is involved in an accident. He turns to his friend Sam, but with dire consequences.
Ensulo is a story about an imaginary traditional kingdom that has deliberately isolated itself from the modern world is slotted for Friday 27, 2019. The kingdom falls into crisis when its king falls gravely ill, forcing his daughter Princess Zuri to lead the kingdom until he recovers. Her ability to lead her kingdom is swiftly put to the test when the kingdom’s sacred water source comes under threat when a water bottling company from a nearby city stumbles upon it.
MTF East Africa Academy Director, Njoki Muhoho said, “The airing of the films on Maish Magic East is part of MultiChoice Africa’s long-term commitment to igniting Africa’s creative industries.”
Multichoice kicked off the inaugural MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) programme in Kenya in January this year. The masterclasses were offered in partnership with various industry players. The Masterclasses are aimed at developing technical skills of established creatives in cinematography, audio and storytelling to improve the quality of local productions.