Once Upon a Time in Uganda

In the slums of Kampala, two men from opposite sides of the world come together over a shared love for America’s greatest hero: Rambo. Against all odds, the two make their own action movies with no money — and bring joy to millions of people on the internet. Welcome to “Wakaliwood.” Through comedy and kung-fu, "Once Upon a Time in Uganda" chronicles the unlikely friendship between Isaac Nabwana, a director hailed as “Africa’s Tarantino,” and Alan Hofmanis, a film programmer from New York. While Isaac tirelessly makes feature after feature, Alan brings his films to international audiences. But tensions flare as Isaac’s star rises — threatening their partnership and all of Wakaliwood.

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Credits

Directors:

Cathryne Czubek, Hugo Perez

Executive Producer:

Sarah Dowland, Gabriella Ludlow

Producer:

Cathryne Czubek, Gigi Dement, Hugo Perez, Philip Sanchez

Cinematographer:

Matt Porwoll

Editor:

Cathryne Czubek, Amanda Hughes

Sound Designer:

Bill Chesley

Music:

Andrew Hollander

Principal Cast:

Isaac Nabwana, Alan Hofmanis, Harriet Nabwana, Bisaso Dauda

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Ark Martin, Co-Producer: Emma Fidel, Publicist: David Magdael, Publicist: Vince Johnson

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Cathryne Czubek
Lights Camera Uganda LLC
cathryne@salted-media.com
1-917-584-1532

Publicity Contact:

Vince Johnson
vjohnson@tcdm-associates.com
4152984154

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Action, Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Feature Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

Uganda

Language:

English, Luganda

Runtime:

94 mins