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Animation film TeraStorm To Represent Kenya At The Oscars

Animation film TeraStorm To Represent Kenya At The Oscars
Terastorm film is the first in Africa to be submitted as an African scripted animated feature with African characters and context for Oscar consideration

TeraStorm film is the Kenya selection for the Best International Feature Film Category for the 95th Academy Awards.

TeraStorm is an English and Swahili language animated feature film presenting a team of superheroes united in an attempt to vanquish an ancient wizard who threatens to destroy the earth with a powerful mysterious artifact.

Kenya now becomes the first in Africa to submit an original African scripted animated feature with African characters and context for Oscar consideration. The selection marks a significant leap forward for the Kenyan animation industry onto the world stage.

There is only one other Animation that has ever been submitted for Oscar consideration; a South African production which was an adaptation of a British Children’s novel by famous British writer Roald Dahl.

TeraStorm is written, directed and animated by Andrew Kaggia. The feature film was also produced entirely in Kenya.

The film features the voice talents of Kenyan cast Arabron Nyyneque, Ali Mwangola, Mevlin Alusa, Sara Muhoho, Marryianne Nungo, Peter Mudamba, Mungai Kiroga.

Powered by Unreal, TeraStorm features an ensemble of Black African superheroes for the first time ever in a feature film.

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According to the Kenya Oscars selection committee, the submissions received this year are a clear indication that Kenya’s film industry is primed to compete on the international stage. There is a general improvement in the story and acting going by the submissions that we received, noted Krysteen Savane, the Chairperson.

The committee also recommended an engagement with the industry through a workshop on the requirements of the Oscars submission in order to improve on the technical requirements for the submissions to match the international platform.

“We also feel that the Commission should consider engaging more technical expertise in the committee who will advise on matters, sound and cinematography as well as have the call for submission sent out at least two months ahead to give room for more films,’ he added.

The Commission received four submissions that were; Click Click Bang by Phil-It Productions Ltd, Chaguo by Good Karma Fiction Africa Limited, Terastorm by Africana Digital and Rising Son by Kelvin Osoo.

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Last year, Melvin Alusa’s Mission to Rescue, an action drama, was chosen as Kenya’s submission for the 94th Edition of the Academy Awards (Oscars). To date, no Kenyan film has won an academy.

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