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The Power of Passion: a Testament to the Filmmaking With No Budget

Wakaliwood Supa Action Vol. 1: Who Killed Captain Alex? + Bad Black

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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Year Released: 2015, 2023 101 Films/AGFA Blu-ray
Runtime: 1h 8m/1h 8m
Director(s): Nabwana I.G.G.
Writer(s): Nabwana I.G.G., Alan Ssali Hofmanis
Cast: Kakule William, Sseruyna Ernest, Bukenya Charlse, Nakyambadde Prossy/ Nalwanga Gloria, Alan Ssali Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda
Where To Watch: Available on blu-ray

RAVING REVIEW: Get ready for an adrenaline-packed thrill ride with Wakaliwood, the small independent film company that has challenged the norm. With writer-director-producer Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (IGG) at the helm, the self-taught filmmakers and martial arts enthusiasts of Wakaliwood are dedicated to their craft and passionate about storytelling. Based in Kampala's notorious ghetto, Wakaliwood produces films with a budget that rarely exceeds $200 yet nonstop fun.

Thanks to 101 FILMS/AGFA, fans of Wakaliwood's unique approach to filmmaking can now enjoy this WAKALIWOOD DOUBLE FEATURE at home. WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? and BAD BLACK are two of the studio's most outrageous and action-packed films.

WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? is a wild adventure that follows a group of Ugandan commandos led by Captain Alex as they take on the infamous Tiger Mafia. Despite its low budget, the director's passion for filmmaking shines through in every frame, making it a charming and entertaining must-see. This film is so over the top; it’s hard to explain; sometimes, things are best just to experience yourself.

Meanwhile, BAD BLACK is a rollercoaster of a film that takes viewers on a non-linear ride full of bizarre twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. Even with the occasional special effects or acting flaws, BAD BLACK is an impressive feat of filmmaking that highlights the power of love and passion for the craft. This is what happens when passion meets film.

Wakaliwood is a force to be reckoned with because their stories have passion and drive behind them, producing movies that are as captivating and entertaining without having to worry about prominent actors or CGI. Their dedication to storytelling is evident in every frame of their films, and their unique approach is refreshing and exciting. The infectious energy and creativity of Wakaliwood's films make up for any shortcomings. Creativity from the first scene to the last frame; I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. These are must-see films for any action movie fan.

- WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX with or without VJ Emmie
- BAD BLACK with VJ Emmie
- Director's Commentary
- Behind da scenes
- Trailers and commercials
- Interviews and news clips
- Music videos
- Welcome videos for 14 countries
- Fan videos from around da world

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[photo courtesy of 101 FILMS/AGFA]