One Fine Day Films begins production of its sixth film, 'Supa Modo'
One Fine Day Films the company which brought you the critically-lauded Nairobi Half Life and Kati Kati, is now shooting its sixth feature, Supa Modo. With the partnership of local production company Ginger Ink Films, and with the support of the DW Akademie, OFDF will be shooting in Limuru during the month of July.
Supa Modo tells the story of Jo, a 9-year old girl suffering from a terminal illness, who leaves hospital for home when little more can be done for her. Her mother Kathryn and teenage sister Mwix rally their little village of Maweni to help her believe that she had developed powers and is in fact, a superhero.
Supa Modo is based on a story idea by Likarion Wainaina, who is also directing. It is written by Silas Miami, Kamau Wandung'u, Wanjeri Gakuru and Mugambi Nthiga, and stars Maryanne Nungo as Kathryn, Nyawara Ndambia as Mwix and brilliant newcomer Stycie Waweru as Jo. Cinematography is by veteran music video director Enos Olik.
As with past OFDF productions, the Kenyan crew will be working under the guidance of mentors in the disciplines of production, production design, editing, sound, make-up, cinematography, directing, location, costume design, AD-ing and writing.
The film's screenplay, meanwhile, is the result of the OFDF BrainRoom, a two-week masterclass held in January of 2017, where screenwriters and directors pitched and workshopped their story ideas with fellow participants, and then developed their synopses into treatments, out of which Supa Modo was selected for production. The next BrainRoom is scheduled for October 2017, and applications are now open.
Supa Modo is produced by the OFDF/Ginger Ink collective of Tom Tykwer, Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Siobhain “Ginger” Wilson, Katja Lebedjewa, Guy Wilson and Marie Steinmann-Tykwer.