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Filmmaker Loukman Ali Reveals His Plans For The Ugandan Film Industry

Filmmaker Loukman Ali Reveals His Plans For Ugandan Film Industry

Youthful filmmaker Loukman Ali is surely raising the Ugandan flag in the film industry. The talented producer and actor recently made history after his film, “The Girl in The Yellow Jumper” was announced that it will be aired on Netflix.

This made it the first Ugandan-made movie to appear on the giant global streaming platform.

Loukman says that he decided to invest a lot in his movies although the returns haven’t yet paid off. He adds that this is not necessarily to benefit him but Uganda’s film industry in the near future.

“I make movies and ensure that the quality is good. If Ugandans see this, then they will start buying our movies thus more money. I’m guessing in five years the new kids in the industry will be earning from it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about me,” Loukman said.

He also revealed how his movie got to be featured on Netflix.

Loukman says that the movie was supposed to be premiered in April 2020 but didn’t due to the lockdown.  He however made sure to promote it on-line.

“This movie was made in 2019 and was supposed to premier in April 2020 but we couldn’t because of the lockdown. So I distributed it online. I made graphics and a trailer which were irresistible. Before I knew it I was getting calls and finally I sold it to a Kenyan company that sold it to Netflix. Netflix couldn’t buy directly from me because data rates here are high in Uganda,” He added.

Loukman also revealed that he started his journey in the creative industry as a sketch artist before moving into drawing comics.

He later joined graphics and ended up doing shooting too. Loukman further said that he studied all this from the legendary Steve Jean’s Fenon Records in 2012.

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