Bad Black

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Uganda | 2016 | 68 minutes | Nabwana I.G.G

Blasting out of Wakaliwood, the micro-budget studio founded by Ugandan action-movie lover Nabwana I.G.G., this inventive action comedy and winner of the Audience Award at Fantastic Fest delivers ass-kicking commando vengeance unlike anything you have seen before.

"Bad Black is a Wakaliwood masterpiece"Charles Mudede, The Stranger

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In the tin-roofed slums on the outskirts of Uganda’s capital, a one-of-a-kind movie industry dubbed “Wakaliwood” has arisen thanks to the tireless efforts of Nabwana I.G.G., who gathers together a literal village of amateurs to produce micro-budget kick-ass films filled with stunts, plot twists, and wonderfully cheap CGI effects. Nabwana’s latest breakneck gonzo epic is the story of a ruthless crime boss whose reign is challenged by an army of police, a kindly American doctor (producer Alan Hofmanis, a fan who moved to Uganda to help spread the word about Wakaliwood), and a scrappy local boy named Wesley Snipes who teaches commando-approved kung fu. Filled with prison riots, motorcycle chases, gun fights, poo-poo, and insanely entertaining hype-man narration, Bad Black is such a raucous treat that it won the Audience Award at Austin’s Fantastic Fest despite being up against established filmmakers and big-budget productions. Matt Lynch from Scarecrow Video said, “See a community represent itself onscreen simply because it must, the only way it knows how, with no regard for your ideas of narrative or aesthetic convention. Supa Action. Wakaliwood Forever!”

Director Biography

Nabwana Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey (I.G.G.) produces, directs, shoots, writes, and edits action films from his home in the slum of Wakaliga, Uganda. Over the years, he has assembled a dedicated team of actors, technicians, martial artists, and stunt people in his makeshift studio dubbed Wakaliwood, which lacks plumbing and is often is without power. He has produced over 40 feature films, and exploded on the international scene with Who Killed Captain Alex: Uganda's First Action Movie.

Sponsored by Scarecrow Video, Full Tilt Ice Cream, The Stranger

  • Director: Nabwana I.G.G
  • Principal Cast: Nabwana Gloria, Alan Ssali Hofmanis, Bisaso Dauda
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: Uganda
  • Year: 2016
  • Running Time: 68 minutes
  • Producer: Alan Ssali Hofmanis, Nabwana I.G.G
  • Screenplay: Alan Ssali Hofmanis, Nabwana I.G.G
  • Cinematographers: Nabwana I.G.G
  • Editors: Nabwana I.G.G.
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Fantastic Fest 2016 (Audience Award, 1st Place, Action Features, Best Director)
  • Filmography: The Return of Uncle Benon (2011); Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)
  • Language: English, Luganda
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Wakaliwood
  • International Sales: Wakaliwood