Showmax, the Multichoice-owned local streaming service, has announced its first Kenyan Showmax Original film, Baba Twins, a coming-of-age comedy-drama that will be streamed on the platform in December 2021.
The movie follows the story of Wamz, a young carefree airline hostess who is thrust into motherhood and has to raise multiples while navigating nanny drama and Tony, her socialite baby daddy who is not ready to be a dad.
Lucy Mwangi, Producer of Baba Twins, expressed her excitement on the new film saying: “I am learning that there’s a big difference between producing a TV series and producing a movie, but I am backed by an amazing and professional team, right from my writers to the technical crew to the support team, who are super stoked about working on a project as exciting as this. This excitement has balanced the nerves and now we are just having fun as we work towards telling a great story”.
Mwangi also added: “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. That Showmax entrusted Moon Beam with such a monumental project is in itself a vote of confidence. 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”.
It has to be noted that Baba Twins joins Crime and Justice, the first-ever Showmax Original in Kenya, which premiered in February 2021. The film also adds to Showmax’s ever-growing slate of local content already released on the platform this year, from the third season of the Kalasha-nominated drama series Monica, Kalasha 2021 Best Documentary nominees Sol Family S2 and This Love S1, to the music drama Famous, created and directed by Enos Olik.