ALEX KONSTANTARAS AWARDED BEST FILM DIRECTOR (AFRICA) AT THE 10th NEA AWARDS
If you haven’t watched the hit comedy Fundimentals then you must have missed out on alot. If the the accolades that keep rolling in for the movie, it had to be a must watch. Earlier this year the movie received two nominations at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2015 (AMVCAs)in Lagos, Nigeria. Then came in the 3 nominations at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015 in New York.
The 10th instalment of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards happened over the weekend (6th September 2015) and Fundi-Mentals Director Alexandros Konstantaras walked away with the award for Best Director (Africa) 2015. He was up against notable African directors from Ghana, USA and Cameroon: Shirley Frimpong-Manso, Eddie Nartey, Gilbert Agbor and Sam Kessie.
“I am very proud for the recognition this nomination and the award has given me especially across the borders. This is the first international award I am receiving and it’s very important to know that my work is being recognised in and out the country and the African continent! I would like to thank the cast and crew of Fundi-Mentals for the amazing job they did as well as our fans because without their votes, I wouldn’t be here now. Last but not least my family in Greece and Kenya and my wife Lizz for the unconditional support all these years! For more to come!” An excited Alex says.
The movie was also nominated in the category Best African Movie of 2015 (producers Lizz Njagah - John Wambugu) and the protagonist Gerald Langiri was nominated for Best African Actor 2015!
Together with Sauti Sol, Historia Films were the only Kenyan representatives in the awards! Sauti Sol missed the award to Ugandan Eddie Kenzo.
Joseph (Gerald Langiri) and his assistant Moses (Charlie Karumi) like to think of themselves as the Best Fundis in Kinoo, despite their unorthodox methods. But the entry of a new Multinational Service Company in town throws all this in jeopardy. To avoid going out of business, they introduce to their female customers a new type of sex-press service with hilarious results!
Gerald Langiri, Charlie Karumi, Florence Nduta, Lizz Njagah, Kalekye Mumo, Neomi Ng’ang’a, Veronica Waceke, Ruth Maingi, Milkah Ndegwa and Ojiambo Ainea.
Written/Directed: Alexandros Konstantaras | Director of Photography: John Wambugu
The movie is a co-production with Native Productions.