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(Uganda) TV Series 5@Home to Premiere in West Africa

East Africa to the World!

After the success of the series Hostel, (which was screened on NTV Uganda and NTV Kenya) a new Ugandan-produced television series 5@Home has made it to Fox Life, (aired by MultiChoice) where it premiered in June.

5@Home is a drama about a family of five going through a major change in their lives prompted by a difficult economic environment in the country after the national election.

The story is based on the family of a former high flyer Henry Muwonge, the head of the Muwonge family. He loses his government job after the election, forcing him to downgrade the family lifestyle.

5@Home went into production in the last quarter of 2015. It is produced by Fast Track Production Limited and was shot in Mutungo, a suburb of Kampala in Nakawa division.

The show, bought by CoteQuest audiovisuel, is the first produced in Uganda to reach an international platform. CoteQuest Audiovisuel is a content distributor company with a big footprint in the global network of broadcasters.

Mr Geria further said: “We created relationships with different key players in the market and industry across the continent and the world, reached out to intermediaries focused on marketing of TV content in Africa,” he said.

Douglas Kasule, a Ugandan film director, said issues such as poor production quality, poor pictures, sound and design tend to work against most Ugandan productions when compared with international standards.

The success of Hollywood productions based on Ugandan stories such as Last King of Scotland, Queen of Katwe and Wakaliwood has opened the doors for the Ugandan film industry. Therefore, 5@Home showing on Fox Life is a major boost for Ugandan production houses.

As the executive producer of this show, Mr Geria feels that this breakthrough is “a vindication that quality can come from Uganda.


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