It could be the next big thing in Kenya’s film industry.
A production by Kenyan filmmakers Philip Karanja and Abel Mutua, known for their acting roles in the Tahidi High series, has hit screens.
Dubbed A Grand Little Lie (GLL), the film reportedly took 40 days to produce.
“Exactly 40 days ago we embarked on a journey. You gave us a task and we had no choice but to deliver! Now is the time,” Karanja said.
Both were hosted by filmmaker Silas Shitsukane Ambani aka Sledge Kenya, and Kenyan YouTube sensation Faith Wambui.
“A Grand Little Lie Premiere was the event of the year. The red carpet was incredibly beautiful. And hosting it is one of the highlights of my year so far. I have never hosted such an event. before, but doing it with the beautiful @faithwambui was out of this world, ”Shitsukane explained.
A Grand Little Lie is the gripping story of a popular young man named Joe who tells his boss a little lie to please his girlfriend, a lie that ends up taking on Biblical proportions. The film, which was produced by Phil-It Productions, a production company founded by actor-turned-director Phillip Karanja, premiered on Friday October 1 at the Nairobi Cinema.
The film featured some of Kenya’s A-list actors, namely Michael Munyoki as Joe, Mercy Mutisya as Ziada, Bilal Mwaura as Plug, Catherine Kamau as Boss Lady, Nyokabi Macharia as assistant plug and lead singer of Sauti Sol, well to name a few. .
The film industry undoubtedly suffered a major setback when lockdowns and restrictions on public gatherings were put in place by the government as part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19, but with great fervor , Phil-It Productions shone with a ray of light to illuminate the future of cinema in Kenya by boldly directing its very first film, along with other productions such as Hullabaloo Estate, Andakava, MaEmpress and Sue Na Jonnie among many ‘others.