POLITICS AND SPIRITUALITY PUT TO THE TEST IN THIS THRILLING FILM "THE GHOST LETTER"
Ubuni Creative Centre Ltd in conjunction with Kenya Writers Guild, have released a short film titled “The Ghost Letter”. It will be one of the few thrillers in Kenya that revolves around the controversial themes of politics and spirituality. A preview will be shown on Saturday, 7th February 2015 to students of an upcoming workshop planned by both organizations and taught by script writer Florence Onyango. Another preview is slated for Kenya Writers Guild members on 21st February thereafter; the film will be exhibited at various film festivals for the rest of the year.
The film exposes the disastrous impact of an official letter that creates a crisis in the life of the main cast Mokisha(played by Juliet Karanja), a gospel musician who is about to sign a recording contract. She struggles through life in campus when she gets pregnant. The father is a middle-aged, married politician running for Senate and also the founder of an American funded Christian-based foundation that sponsors her university education. The ambitious politician is not about to give up his senate dreams in case of a scandal and he has a few sinister tricks up his sleeves, which she will have to fight through.
The Ghost Letter film will act as a promo showcasing a scene from an episode of an edge-of-the-seat dramatic thriller series “Insomnia” scheduled for production later in 2015. The film stars a fresh talented Kenyan cast, Juliet Karanja and Musa Mwaruma amongst others. The Ghost Letter thriller was directed by Albert Omwenga, written by Keith Kinambuga and produced by Dennis Muiruri. It was executive produced by Kiama Muriithi. The short film concept and characters arose from students during the monthly workshop collaborative held by Kenya Writers Guild an association of film, theatre and television scriptwriters and Ubuni Creative Center workshops. Ubuni Creative Center handled the production while Kenya Writers Guild offered support in the story development.
The social media promos are on the official Kenya Writers Guild Facebook page “Kenya Scriptwriters” and “Ubuni Creative Center”. Follow the film on twitter @kenyascript and @ubunischool #TheGhostLetter
Check out the trailer of the film below:
By Gerald Langiri