CHOCHA (Phone Short FIlm)

After missing her only chance to audition for a role in a film, Chochi doubts her talent, mostly because her dad does not support it. She expresses her frastrations on an online platform hosted by a blind TV host and the video goes viral. Various Production companies reach out to her and she gets a major role in a new online TV series.

  • Sharon Mutuku
    Key Cast
    "Chochi"
    Sofia(machachari)
  • Denis Karanja
    Key Cast
    "Kaune"
    Denno Music
  • Nicholas Mwangi
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Kaite"
    Ithaga Riene
  • Paul Mbugua
    Director
  • Paul Mbugua
    Writer
  • Paul Mbugua
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 21, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Kenya
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Paul Mbugua

I am a passionate content creator and director with an experience of 4 years and a record of successful production of shows as a TV producer, Scriptwriter and also a filmmaker. I have a degree in drama and theatre studies that has sharpened my scripting skills, creativity, originality and improvisational skills

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Director Statement

When I scripted the Short Film CHOCHA, I wanted to communicate the importance believing in yourself beyond what limits you. Two of my main casts are well known media personalities.
Denno who plays Kaune is a blind gospel artist who believes nothing can limit him from achieving anything. I was moved by his determination and creative contributions on how we can make this project a successs.
Denno has been part of the whole process of this film from scripting to shooting with very constructive contributions and planning.
It was such a special experience working with Denno and Sharon.

What inspired me to write CHOCHA script is the experience of meeting different creatives who lost hope during COVID 19 and instead of adjusting to the new normal and invent new was to promote their art, they are waiting for COVID 19 to end. My question was, What if COVID ends in 2050? What will happen to your art?

We shot this phone film version of the CHOCHA script with only one phone and a sound recorder. The team was very passionate about the project as much as I was.
The experience working on this project with my team will help us in developing this project into a TV series as anticipated in the phone film.