Private Project

living scared

Scolded by family, outcast by homophobia, Juma’s life struggles lead to living scared a short story of violated rights, sexuality and acceptability and a complicated survival. Coupled with social conflicts and challenges of homophobic community, living scared is a tale of a humanity and what it means to me human.

  • kyohairwe Kay a.k.a kowa Tigs
  • kyohairwe kay
  • kyohairwe kay
  • Bero Moses
  • Mark Collins
    Key Cast
  • Martha
    Key Cast
    "Kyohairwe kay"
  • Samantha
    Key Cast
    "Juma's friend"
  • Hush AineByona
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Ninah
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Queer kampala international festival( un screened)
    December 9, 2017
    African premiere Queerkiff
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Director Biography - kyohairwe Kay a.k.a kowa Tigs

A graduate Teacher of English and literature; Hons Degree in English major, Ms Kay has worked with secondary schools delivering drama activities to young talented youth and teaching Literature before she enrolled to study video production and script writing. From the early years in primary (junior) school, Kay was a teen actor in community groups. In Secondary school Kay continued her participation in drama clubs presenting plays and songs for leisure and competitions.
At a later stage, Kay formed an acting group with elder brother that halted after the death of her brother, friend and partner. She then moved to UK to study video production at Blake College and later Information Technology at London Academy of higher education (LAHE).
While in London, Ms Kay met with talented and experienced film directors and writers and practiced video directing and singing for leisure. The artistic vision grew more as she participated in different private projects with the other artists and Ugandan producers in London. Kay never looked back. On return back to Uganda, Kay continued to write and volunteer to direct for local artists. She also never stopped scripting waiting for a bigger moment to be able to direct and produce. Impressively Kay has blended her community work as a Human Rights Defender and Activist for the marginalised groups to understand social dilemmas that reflect greatly in most of her scripts.
Living scare is her major finished work and currently working on Beats in a jungle.

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Director Statement

Filming for humanity is my passion. These are humble beginnings as i continue to resource for financial support to do more. We would like to make living scared a feature film in future.