Showmax has announced its first Kenyan Showmax Original film, ‘Baba Twins’, a coming-of-age comedy-drama that will be released this December.
Directed by Lawrence Murage, ‘Baba Twins’ is produced by Lucy Mwangi through her production house Moon Beam Productions the movie is about Wamz, a young, carefree airline hostess who is stuck in motherhood and has to raise multiples while navigating nanny drama and Tony, her socialite baby daddy who is not ready to be a dad.
The movie is Lucy’s first project given that she has only directed TV series so far.
“I am learning that there’s a big difference between producing a TV series and producing a movie,” she said.
“This excitement has balanced the nerves and now we are just having fun as we work towards telling a great story.”
‘Baba Twins’, is the first Showmax Original film (and its second original title in Kenya after Crime and Justice which did very well.
“The full scale of what I was doing – helming the first Kenyan Showmax original film – didn’t quite hit home until two days to production,” Lucy said.
“For us as a production, it’s to ensure that we don’t disappoint, not just the team at Showmax, but the audience who have come to expect nothing but great entertainment from us.”
Wamz is played by actress Violetta Ngina, while Tony is played by Morris Mwangi. Other cast members include Kui Kabala and Shix Kapienga (‘Nairobi Half Life’, ‘Shuga’).
Watch the trailer below: