It’s been a few years since we brought you the trailer and Kickstarter campaign for Who Killed Captain Alex?, from Uganda’s crew of nutball DIY action filmmakers at Wakaliwood, but it’s clear they’ve only gotten better. The team recently released the trailer for Operation Kakongoliro and “the Ugandan Expendables” sees the Wakaliwood crew up to their old tricks, namely contagiously exuberant voiceover, painful-looking stunts, and amazing CGI.
The group is currently embarking on a mini world tour to Ontario, Schenectady, and Madrid, which they promise will be attended by “Ebola Hunter, Commando Jesus, and Segwayne, Da Killer Gourd,” pictured below. I love these guys so much.
“Wakaliwood” is home to “da best of da best movies!” Under the guidance of writer/director/producer/editor Nabwana IGG and his company Ramon Film Productions, this crack crew of self-taught filmmakers and kung fu gurus have made over 40+ frenetically joyous action films in the ghetto outside Kampala, Uganda. Their slogan is “Expect the Unexpectable!”
The trailer for Wakaliwood’s breakout hit WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? Uganda’s First Action Movie, went viral with over 2.5 million YouTube views. Made for less than $200 using real blood and a modified car jack for a tripod, the all-Ugandan cast & crew channel their love for Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and American ‘80s action movies into a bloody Commando vs. Mafia epic that features the country’s top self-taught martial artists. [ShockTillYaDrop]
I’ve never seen a whole one of these movies, but I can say with a good deal of certainty that this guy should be the announcer for every action movie trailer.
Here are some of the tour details, courtesy of ShockTillYaDrop:
The Royal Cinema Presents WELCOME TO WAKALIWOOD: INVASION CANADA!
January 13, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario
The Staircase Café Theatre Presents WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? UGANDA’S FIRST ACTION MOVIE
January 14, 2016 – Hamilton, Ontario
(Both Ontario screenings co-hosted by SHOCK contributor David Bertrand aka “Canada’s Greatest Action Star”!)
CutreCon V Presents THE WAKALIWOOD EXPERIENCE
January 30, 2016 – Madrid, Spain
Proctor’s Theatre Presents WHO KILLED CAPTAIN ALEX? UGANDA’S FIRST ACTION MOVIE
February 4, 2016 – Schenectady, New York