Monday, March 01, 2010

Sinema - Ta Kimbia


Kuna sinema mpya iitwayo 'Ta Kimbia' ambayo imetengenewa na dada wa KiKenya, Yasmine Bandali. Itaonyeshwa siku ya jumapili Machi 7, 2010 huko Washington, D.C.

This takes place on March 7, 2010 at 2.30p.m.
Address: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Naval Heritage Center by the navy archives.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or on line at www.dciff.org (search Ta Kimbia) Please see the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulESLoc3Ehk


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Dada Yasmine Bandali anaaelezea jinsi alivyofanikiwa kutengeneza sinema yake:

After shopping around an award winning script for several years, I decided that the only way to get a movie made (if you had no connections) was to Do-It-Yourself. So in April of 2009 I produced and directed a feature movie in Kenya called TA KIMBIA (I will run).

This film is about a young boy who dreams of running but must contend with family pressure and poverty. The movie was shot over 12 days on a shoestring budget (seriously indie!) Amongst the challenges were: numerous film permits and location fees draining the budget, the intense heat, cultural issues and missing equipment.

But on the good side: the movie DID get made. I got New Balance to donate me shoes and apparel, I got a 2 time gold Olympic medalist Kip Keino to act as the coach in the movie, and I got a real aircraft from Kenya Airways, in the film. And now it is screening at the DC independent film festival.

And also the film website: http://www.takimbia.com/

See you at the screening!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Twelve days to shoot a movie? How long is it 5 minutes? Please!

Ta Kimbia Director said...

Dear Anonymous

Definitely this was a challenge. I had to do this within 12 days since I only had certain locations within a short time frame - and also I had to mindful of the time tables of the actors.

It would be very expensive to maintain a movie of a longer shooting time on the small budget I had.

However, the good news is that it resulted in a feature length film of 1 hr 21 mins.

I worked on the premise that if I could get 10 mins each day then I could get 120 mins. Then of course one films for 6 hours each days and allows the editor to chop and change.

But it is certainly far long than 5 minutes!

Also note that other low budget feature films have also been filmed on a tight time frame - see the movie "Once" - shoestring budget and filmed in 17 days. This is a feature movie.

12 days of shooting might produce 5 minutes for a large company with many effects and a lot of infrastruture. But on a bare bones budget, 12 days can nonetheless create a full length film. Low budget and definitely with no frills or fancies - but a full length film nonetheless.

Director

Ta Kimbia Director said...

Dear Anonymous

Definitely this was a challenge. I had to do this within 12 days since I only had certain locations within a short time frame - and also I had to mindful of the time tables of the actors.

It would be very expensive to maintain a movie of a longer shooting time on the small budget I had.

However, the good news is that it resulted in a feature length film of 1 hr 21 mins.

I assumed that if I could get 10 mins each day then I could get 120 mins. Then of course one films for 6 hours each days and allows the editor to chop and change.

But it is certainly far long than 5 minutes!

Also note that other low budget feature films have also been filmed on a tight time frame - see the movie "Once" - shoestring budget and filmed in 17 days. This is a feature movie.

12 days might produce 5 minutes for a large company with many effects and a lot of infrastruture. But on a bare bones budget, 12 days can nonetheless create a full length film. Low budget and definitely with no frills or fancies - but a full length film nonetheless.

Director