FUNERAL SCENE

A cancer patient returns home after his Chemo, only to find out that his wife is cheating on him with his brother.

  • ROGER MATELJA MUGABIRWE
    Director
    THE TEST(2016), QUEEN OF KATWE (AD), LAST DANCE (2017)
  • ROGER MATELJA MUGABIRWE
    Writer
  • PAMELA KERYEKO
    Producer
    HOSTEL (2014), COFFEE SHOP(2016)
  • MICHAEL WAWUYO JR
    Key Cast
    HOSTEL (2014), A DOG STORY (2016), THE TEST (2017)
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Uganda
  • Country of Filming:
    Uganda
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kampala Short Film Festival
    Kampala
    Uganda
    May 3, 2017
    Apr 7, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Good Catch stories
    Country: Uganda
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - ROGER MATELJA MUGABIRWE

Rogers was born on 7th April 1990 in Western Uganda. He is a Lawyer turned Filmmaker, Writer and Director. Rogers had a child hood dream of being a filmmaker and moved on to chase his dream opting not to practice law despite graduating from Nkumba University in 2014 with a good Law Degree.
He started writing as early as Primary, where he usually wrote plays for his classmates. In secondary, he wrote a play for his school, going on to be the best play in the District MDD competition, which gave more zeal to chase his dream.
He wrote his first movie script in 2009, under the UGANDA FILM NETWORK WRITERS’ GUILD under Mariam Ndagire. He then moved on to attend and participate in the MAISHA FILM LABS (Twice, 2011 and 2014) under the supervision of Mira Nair thus acquiring Certificates in Film making, Writing and Directing.
‘THE TEST’ was his first Short film after a failed trail to direct another short ‘3DAYS’ due to some complications. He has written 3 features, 5 Shorts and 1 TV series.
He currently worked on the production of ‘SARA’S NOTEBOOK’ & ‘QUEEN OF KATWE’ as a 4th ASSISTANT DIRECTOR and CASTING ASSISTANT respectively. He has been involved in lots of films as an A.D, Casting Director and Production Manager both in and Out of Uganda.

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Director Statement

This film is one of the best real life experiences many in Uganda can relate to. It tells a story of a cancer patient who finds out that his wife is cheating on him with his brother, running away from the fact, however ends up unexpectedly tragical