By Reagan Ssempijja
During his presentation on how to make it as a filmmaker at the Guinness Bright House launch at Motiv in Industrial Area in Kampala on July 9, film’s new poster child – Loukman Ali – excited fans when he chose to treat them to an exclusive teaser of his upcoming film – Brotherhood.
From the start of the teaser, showing on a wide LED screen before his fans, intrigue was sparked off.
From the visual effects, Hollywood-like sound effects, and adrenaline from the actors, the teaser is one that undoubtedly earned Loukman a lot more respect as an emerging filmmaker.
In an interview with New Vision, shortly after screening the teaser, Loukman revealed that this film is actually not entirely his.
“Until the point where I was brought on board as a director, the film was already conceptualised, and written by another team in Nigeria, where the shooting was also done. In fact, even the post-production is being done by another team, so I’m equally excited about this film, and how it is likely to turn out,” he said.
Loukman attributed his short involvement in Brotherhood to a lot of time that he has been giving the making of his own film coming up at the end of this year.
The film, an original, will be about the Punishment Island in western Uganda, and will be his second Netflix project.
“Unlike The Girl In The Yellow Jumper, which is was actually not a very good film, this particular film that I’m making, and Brotherhood, will propel my career through the roof because I believe there is a lot I have improved and reworked for the better,” Loukman added.
The Guinness Bright House launch is a function that was curated to have celebrated artistes and sports personalities share their experiences on how they have made it to the top of their careers, and what lessons those who aspire to walk the same paths can pick.
Benon Mugumbya from Swangz Avenue taught a little about music production, and how to make use of technology to have some unique, good sounds.
Musician Azawi shared experiences on how to make it as a young musician, and how consistency is key.
Other presenters included sports personalities Dorcus Inzikuru and Tonny Mawejje.