The Kenya Oscars selection committee has nominated Supa Modo as Kenya’s official submission to the 91st Academy Awards (The Oscars).
The super hero film premiered in March this year at the second edition of the Nairobi film festival.
Supa Modo (Kikuyu dialect), loosely translates to “super person” is another great masterpiece from the makers of the award-winning Nairobi Half Life; One Fine Day Films and Ginger Ink and its directed by Likarion Wainana.
Supa Modo, made history early this year after it became the only African selection at the 68 Berlin International Film Festival where it was honored with a Special Mention for an outstanding achievement.
SUPA MODO WINS INTERNATIONAL KIDS AWARD
Supa Modo won the main prize – The Fern Flower award at the 5th Kino Dzieci Kids Festival in Poland on Monday.
“This is a film that opens minds: it introduces the audience to a different culture and shows the strength that can lie in the support of a community. Supa Modo leaves room for interpretation and may serve as a starting point for talking to peers and adults alike,” The jury of journalists who picked the winner said.
If it gets a nomination, Supa Modo will become Kenya’s second film to be nominated for an Oscar Award after Watu Wote, which is based on the dreadful 2014 Mandera bus attack.
Watu Wote had been nominated in the Short Film (Live Action) category alongside My Nephew Emmett, The Silent Child, DeKalb Elementary and Eleven o’clock. It unfortunately lost to UK’s Silent child.
SUPA MODO SYNOPSIS
Supa Modo revolves around the story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true.