First daughter Natasha Karugire has joined Uganda’s nascent film industry through her Isaiah 60 production house.
Natasha who is President Museveni’s first daughter said the company is called Isaiah 60 Productions in reference to the Bible verse “Arise and Shine.”
She has been in the arts field for long, having started out as a fashion designer under her House of Kaine.
“Isaiah 60 Production House seeks embrace the diversity and beauty of the Ugandan cultures by producing Uganda stories in Ugandan languages,” said Marcella Karekye, the company’s publicist.
Speaking at the launch, Rugunda admitted that government had long neglected the film industry to focus on other priorities.
“It is true that government has been busy with roads, security and all sorts of things and may not have paid adequate attention to the issue of the film industry but I’m also fully aware that the Uganda Communications Commission for many years has been attempting to do something about telling our stories,” Rugunda said.
Several bigwigs and industry players including UCC Managing Director Godfrey Mutabaazi, Great Lakes Safari CEO Amos Wekesa, comedy queen Anne Kansiime, Wakaliwood’s Isaac Nabwana and others attended the do.
We are eagerly awaiting Natasha’s first production.