SHORT FILM 2022
When Eva (9) and her friends enter SUPASTAZ dance competition, their focus is to win the prize money of 150,000/- Unbeknownst to them, they are the target of child traffickers.
All EVA (9) and her friends want to do is to join the Supastaz Dance Competition, dance their best and win 150,000/- So does BAB-G(10) and his friends on the other side of town. However, in the heart of Mathare, a child trafficking ring eyes the competition as a source for its next victims.
The children dance their hearts out but when they get off stage, they are pursued by the various kidnappers. The DCI Child Protection Unit is on the trails of one of the kidnappers. Will they get to the event and arrest the criminals on time? Will Eva be reunited with her friends?
ABOUT THE FILM
The key cast are part of Anno's One Fine Day, a children's arts program that empowers children through creative arts: dance, music, ballet, creative writing, drama acrobatic, African & contemporary dance. SUPASTAZ Film was shot on location in Mathare and Kibera in October 2021, More than 150 people participated in the making of the film. All the child actors are first timers on the film and are all part of the AOFD arts program in various disciplines.
The film was funded by the German government through GIZ in partnership with the DCI Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit.
AOFD Students: Christine Vintracy, Michael Odhiambo, Abigail Wambui, Levi Onyango, Reagan Miller, Alyne Awuor, Wilson Odhiambo.
Neomi Nganga, Paul Kades, Godfrey Ojiambo, Sandra Dacha, Beth Waigwe, Naomi Mburu, Ojay Hashim, Aroji Otieno, Gloria Moraa, Mukami Njiru, Mercy Wanjiru, Arthur Sanya, Leah Asego, Nekoye Ommeh.
Producer: Krysteen Savane
Directors: Oprah Oyugi & Krysteen Savane
Writer: Oprah Oyugi
Director of Photography: Abdi Shuria
Co Producer / PM: Bea Wangondu
Script Supervisor: Caroline Wanjiru
1st AC: Timothy Njogu
2nd AC: Simon Mwai
Location Sound: Willis Abuto
Gaffer: Jerry Kavita
Editors: Carole Gikandi, Oprah Oyugi, Roselidah Taabu Colour Grading: Timothy Njogu
VFX: Hueman Studios & Light Illusions
Post Production Sound: Nick Loder, Lawrence Magaya Score: Eric Wainana
Additional Footage: DIT Films TV
Service Producers: Dhamira Films
Full Cast & Crew list IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt18263274/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS
Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Protection Unit
Davis & Shirtliff
The Kenya Film Commission
The Bea Company