27-10-2020 by Leni Frau
Another Kenyan film lands on the international on-demand Netflix platform.
It is called "Sincererly Daisy", and is a comedy. Unlike the medium-length film "Poachers", on air since October 1st, a raw reportage in the form of fiction about poaching shot in the Tsavo, a new Kenyan film, "Sincerely Daisy", created by actor and director Nick Mutuma, is a light story about family, youthful love, timeless friendships and the reality of a difficult economic period. The story revolves around a young girl named Daisy (played by the sparkling Ella Maina), who after achieving great results in her last year of high school sees the doors of a promising future open. However, things start to take a turn for the worse when she realises that her family may not have the money she needs to fulfil her dream of studying abroad.
This fact, combined with the challenges of life, puts Daisy into a downward spiral of unfortunate events that test her relationship with family, boyfriend and friends.
The screenplay for the film set in Nairobi caught the attention of the subscription streaming channel Netflix, where the film was presented a few days ago.
"The different thing about Sincerely Daisy is that she has a strong female presence as the protagonist compared to most of the films produced in this part of the world - Mutuma explained to the press, presenting the film - plus the original version is in Kiswahili, designed to export our culture all over the world. We wanted fresh faces to enter the Kenyan film market and that's why some actors are barely known faces. We organised a film competition called "Next Superstar" and that's how we recruited many of the actors.
"Sincerely Daisy" was made in eight months and together with Poachers can become a forerunner for many other directors and film products made in Kenya.
"The success of this film also shows that if young African producers are given the opportunity to express their talent and bring out their dreams, together they can completely change the poor perception of the African film industry," explains Mutuma, "because they tell our African stories in a way that is accessible to audiences all over the world.
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