Kenyan film ‘Poacher’ is set to premier on Netflix on September 30th. Poacher will be making history as the first ever Kenyan film to premier on the world famous streaming platform.
The movie directed by Tom Whitworth addresses issues surrounding illegal Ivory. It tells the story of a desperate farmer who runs into trouble after stealing a stash of blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.
Poacher won the award for Best Short Film at the 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards held in Nairobi on November 24, 2018, and bagged nominations for the Best Director, Best Director of Photography, Best Supporting Actor in a Film and Best Actor in a Film.
It has already been screened in a number of festivals including the Short To The Point (STTP) Festival and the 2018 Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival in Russia.
Filming took place in over six days in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park with a cast and crew of over 30 people.