Remembering how Peter Jackson post-produced Wellington in the image of Middle Earth (I'm a Kiwi by origin) and having spent time in Kampala filming, I was intrigued to read this article in the Economist. There is something supremely refreshing about low-fi tech being put in service of an ambitious dream; it makes all the questions of next-release dates and software upgrades feel anachronistic. For all those building helicopters in their scrapyards, necessity truly is the mother of invention:‘You just killed a helicopter with a car!’... "I was out of bullets."
Wakaliwood has been on a steadier footing since raising more than $13,000 on Kickstarter a year ago. The trailer for “Who Killed Captain Alex?” has been watched more than 2.5m times on YouTube. Mr Nabwana can now afford hard drives to back up his films, and a scrap-metal helicopter is taking shape in his yard. His dream is to buy land for a studio to teach the next generation of Ugandan film-makers. Mr Bisaso’s dream is “to be Bruce Willis in Uganda”.