County to support local film industry

The county government has partnered with local artistes to produce a film in a bid to boost the industry and market filming sites.

The film, Ole Naibon, is the first of 12 others lined up for production in the next seven months as part of a plan to build capacity among upcoming artistes.

Ole Naibon was shot at Hell’s Gate National Park, a once most sought-after site for filming of international productions. 

According to county Chief officer for Culture and Arts Abduba Tume, the idea of funding the film is part of the initiative to build capacity among up-and-coming filmmakers in the creative industry as well as market the once-vibrant tourist destinations within the county.

“The idea is to build the capacity of filmmakers and also bring on board renowned filmmakers as mentors. The films will also be shot in major and little known tourist destinations in the county,” Ms Tume said.

The film Ole Naibon showcases the need for environmental protection.

For many years, Hell’s Gate was the preferred location for international filmmakers, but they moved to South Africa where they get favourable incentives.

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