by Helvine Achieng
February 17, 2021
Just in time, a family comedy-drama film is set to join the Kenyan movies on Netflix. The film is set to premiere on the International streaming Service Netflix with access worldwide.
The film which is written, directed and co-produced by a claimed Nigerian filmmaker Dolapo Adeleke is set to debut on Netflix in March 2021. The filmmaker is known for movies such as This is it and Plan B
The film was shot in Nairobi in 2019 and is produced by award-winning Kenyan actress and producer Sarah Hassan, who also stars in a lead role in the movie. The movie also stars top Ghanaian actor Mawuli Gavor, well-known for his works in Nollywood and Ghallywood films (Devil in the detail and Sugar rush), Kenyan child actress and presenter Stycie Waweru (Supa Modo), and Kenyan actress and DJ, Pierra Makena.
Other Kenyan actors featuring in the film include the likes of Eve D’Souza, Martin Githinji, Lydia Gitachu, Kagwe Mungai, Jazz Mistri, Blessing Lung’aho, Andreo Kamau, and Fidel Maithya.
Just in time has joined the list of Kenyanfilms on Netflix though the others are limited to Netflix Africa. Poacher, an award-winning Kenyan film, was the first local production to be carried on the streaming platform. The 29-minute action-packed movie was shot and produced over six days at the Tsavo West National Park and released in August 2018. The film stars local talents Brian Ogola, Lenny Juma, and Davina Leonard and won Best Short Film at the eighth Kalasha and TV Awards held in Nairobi in November 2018.
Sincerely Daisy and Disconnect, both directed by Kenyan actor Nick Mutuma, also premiered on Netflix on October 9 and 16 October 2020. Sincerely Daisy tells the story of a happy high school graduate’s dream, romance, and confidence is shaken when family and relationship drama put her plans in doubt.
Disconnect, which premiered in 2018, is about a group of single people who stumble through the wild dating scene in Nairobi as two friends wonder if their relationship is more platonic.
The Kenyan Film Industry is seemingly soaring higher and higher.