Mbithi Musya's Awards winning film Kati Kati

Kenya has been on the rise for a while and now the international audience is paying keen attention to the talent and resource coming from Kenya.

The latest addition to this ever-growing list is Mbithi Masya a film maker. He partnered with One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink to create Kati Kati that caught the attention of the audience at the Torornto International Film Festival (TIFF). One Fine Day Fils are also famed for the Nairobi Half-Life cinematic sensation that was Kenya’s first submission to the Academy Awards.

The story centres on purgatory where Kaleche, the main character, is on the outside looking in on her life her choices. It plays off as a very meta film that shows a story within a story.

If we keep going like this, Kenya and Africa won’t be able to resist going #LocoAboutLocal. How about you get a dose of your local film fix with Gift From A Curse on Wednesday 28 September at 21:15 on Maisha Magic East (158).

Here are a few things Mbithi will not be forgetting soon

  1. This was his (Mbithi's) first feature film                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  2. He won an award  during the Kati Kati screenings at TIFF                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  3. Someone asked for his autograph                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  4. He met the legendary Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band