FIRST DROP

Barbra a primary going pupil receives intimidation both from school mates and stepmother, after experiencing her first menstruation periods. However, the step mother doesn't go unpunished, she is chased out of the house. Students receive counseling and get informed about menstruation.

  • BITARINSA MARK
    Director
  • KYAMBADDE YUSUFU
    Writer
  • BITARINSA MARK
    Writer
  • KASANA RICHARD
    Producer
  • KIZITO SEBBOWA SUDAISY
    Producer
  • Nakafeero Agnes
    Key Cast
    "Barbra"
  • Kasana Richard
    Key Cast
    "Tonny"
  • Nakigozi Jeniffer
    Key Cast
    "Olivia"
  • Ssemyalo Ibrahim
    Key Cast
    "Teacher James"
  • Namuganga Saphinah
    Key Cast
    "Stepmother "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Uganda
  • Country of Filming:
    Uganda
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - BITARINSA MARK

Bitarinsa Mark is a passionate filmmaker.
He started his film career at a Production Company called “Modern Movies production” in 2018, where he attained his acting classes. While there, he featured in a couple of projects as an actor, they included series, feature films and short films. That is to say, “The hotspots”, “My last will”, The impostor etc.
Passionate and experienced Art director, Production designer and Set designer with a proven track record of successfully leading Art directing for projects and reaching a high level of Directors’ satisfaction. Deep in overseeing all visual aspects of a project and offering design solutions where needed. Bringing forth strong leadership skills and the creativity necessary to effectively over see creative development and design processes.
“ART” WORK EXPERIENCE
1. “BEAUTIFUL ARSHES” 2020 – Set designer. Directed by Ayeny T. Steve. It competed in 2022 Uganda Film Festival and other festivals abroad.

2. “AMITUM” 2021 – Production designer. Directed by Ayeny T. Steve


3. “SINGLE MAMAZ SERIES” 2022 – Art Director. Directed by Allie Mutaka Byansi

4. “ROSE” 2022 – Production Designer. Directed by Ayeny T. Steve. It showed on Marsha Magic.

5. “All for love” – Production designer|Art Director by NEGO Paul Okurut, this showed on Maisha Magic.

Still in the line of Art, He been a Props Master with a high interaction with props colors to better communicate the emotions in the script. These projects include “Vale of Tears” Directed by Ayeny T Steve, “Your Turn” Directed by Kizito Samuel Saviour etc.
In 2020, he joined Kampala Film school where He attained more knowledge, while there, he produced and directed two “short film” in the genre of Horror. I.e • “Yes” – 2022 • “Bloody Call” - 2023

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Director Statement

To create awareness about menstruation in schools and emphasizing the fact that its normal.