A film by a renown award-winning Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, has been selected for a major development project by Triggerfish Animation Studios, otherwise known as “the Pixar of South Africa”. The company has selected four feature film and four TV series projects for development from its Triggerfish Story Lab. by By Elly Gitau
It established the lab earlier this year with the support of The Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company to find new African stories and storytellers.
The film titled Camel Racer is a collaborative project between Wanuri and Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor.
Others included Dropped from Ian Tucker, Lights from Kay Carmichael and The Wild Waste from Naseem Hoosen (all from South Africa).
The TV series selected included KC’s Super 4 from Malenga Mulendema (Zambia), Mike Scott’s Bru and Boegie, Ninja Princess from Marc Dey and Kelly Dillon and Wormholes from Lucy Heavens (South Africa).
Triggerfish had planned to select three projects for film and TV, respectively, but increased that to four each, citing “the quality of the projects.”