I'm the New Yorker who got dumped by his girl and somehow became a Ugandan action movie star. I've been adopted by the Nkima (monkey) clan, took a bath in raw sewage (twice), and now produce action & horror films from the slums of Uganda with ...
My name is Alan Ssali Hofmanis and my background is in film production and film festival programming. Two years ago I saw the trailer for Who Killed Captain Alex: Uganda's First Action Movie and jumped on a plane to Africa. I've lived with Wakaliwood, an action movie studio in the slums of Uganda, for about 8 months. I starred in four of their films and became the first mzungu/westerner to appear in Ugandan cinema.
And here's a pic of me with filmmaker Nabwana IGG, the Robert Rodriquez of Africa, in Wakaliwood, Uganda.
And one of me just now in NYC
This AMA is in response to this post on reddit about photographs I have taken with Wakaliwood over the months. It went over pretty well, and people has a heck of a lot of questions. So here I am!
Ugandan filmmaker Nabwana IGG and I will soon be bringing Wakaliwood's many action and horror films to the world, for the first time ever. AMA!
Let's start at 11am (EST), if anyone has any questions...?
For anyone who want to support these guys, we are selling autographed movie posters and T-shirts HERE. There were produced in Uganda, and will be shipped from NYC. By my friends and family. The money goes back to them in Uganda.