Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Matatu Express Gets A Nod From PhotoJunkie!

Matatu Express was singled out as one of the films to look out for in this years NXNE festival. Check out the post and find out which other movies made their mark by clicking here.

NXNE Recap.

It's been an extremely hectic summer, and I'm only now able to give a quick recap of the world premiere for Matatu Express. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get to it. I have to say it was a success, and I'm really happy and proud to have been a part of it. I won't lie - I was a nervous wreck for the two weeks leading up to it, but once the day came, it was just a such a relief that I was finally fine. The film certainly seemed to be well received, and I had a great Q & A session after the second screening. I feel really lucky and honoured as well, because my film opened up for a really neat film called Made in Birmingham, which is a documentary that chronicles the rich musical history of Birmingham. I really enjoyed the film, and will soon be writing about it in my other blog Digitized Graffiti. The above photo courtesy of NXNE is a brief chat I had with Made in Birmingham Co-Producer Jez Collins between screenings. Thanks to NXNE and the NFB and everyone that came down to the screening!

Daniel Dache's "Above The Storm".

Daniel Dache is founder of the Bridge of Hope, and was kind enough to give me some time for an interview featured in Matatu Express. Daniel has worked extensively with orphans in Kibera who are HIV positive. He's also just recently written a book, called Above the Storm, which appears to be a faith based perspective on his extensive experience. His book is launching this Sunday July 17th at 10AM local time, and will air on Citizen TV available on DSTV in Kenya. Congratulations Daniel.