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Working to bring African Animation to the world.
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The KURA Question
The idea for KURA came about in late 2016. I was trying to deal with a nagging sense of frustration about issues to do with the perceived, and probably real, state of Kenya’s leadership over time. I also felt very unprepared and ill equipped to perform my duty to vote in the 2017 General Election which was fast approaching.

At the same time, I needed to do a test on some new animation processes and this subject seemed a good story to build the project around. The short film is the core idea behind what is actually a much bigger action thriller story, which we did not have the resources to produce. But rather than shelve the idea altogether, we undertook to do what we could within the limitations of what we had and began production in January 2017.

I wondered, to myself, what is this “democracy” thing? Am I qualified and equipped to make a rational informed choice? What is our track record on elections? What are the vested interests? Are we using the vote to effectively install leadership that is a good fit for the job of delivering good governance and desperately needed development?

It quickly became apparent that I was quite ignorant about Kenya’s history. How has our country conducted itself in the pre-colonial, transitional, and post-colonial eras? After reading a variety of books and articles, it seemed (sadly) that we had not done well at all. Since the 1960’s, available information seems to indicate that our electoral process has been questionable at best and a complete sham at worst. As such, as a population, are we citizens under consensual government from a popularly elected leadership, are we subjects under imposed government from cliques of influential rulers, or are we something altogether different?

I don’t yet have all the answers I’d like, but by at least engaging with the issues, some answers have begun to distil in my mind. I firmly believe that WE CAN DO BETTER! We can get better informed; we can deliberately break away from the tribal approach to politics; we can make better use of information technology to deliver efficient and reliable electoral processes; we should be able to think of our country almost like a business and seek to install a critical mass of highly competent managers of integrity who will deliver the best performance and return to the citizens of Kenya i.e. the shareholders.

Kenya, we can do better. Each one of us has a role to play in making our country better. What is your role? How will you respond to this question?

Verily Kenyan,
Gatumia
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Check out this concept video from a project we are working on called "Concord".
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 Chance to Play Tournament 11 Again.
NOTICE: TOURNAMENT 11 RE-RUN

17:30 to 18:00 UTC, Monday 2nd June 2014

To All Spotkick Challenge Users. We want to give Users a chance to Compete under more fair conditions before we make significant changes to the Game System which of course will mean releasing a new update. We are happy to announce that the conclusion to the Controversial TOURNAMENT 11 will be decided during in a 30 MINUTE Tournament Session which will take place from 17:30 to 18:00 UTC on Monday 2nd June 2014. The Leader Board will be reset at 15:00 UTC on the same day.

TOURNAMENT 11 RE-RUN INTERIM RULES: 
1 - POINTS WILL ONLY BE AWARDED AFTTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MATCHES IF YOU WIN. Points will only be awarded in Friendly "Play For Points" and in Tournament modes.
2 - POINTS WILL NOT BE DEDUCTED FOR CONNECTION FAILURE OR IF YOU LOSE.
3 - NO POINTS WILL BE AWARDED OR DEDUCTED IN CHALLENGE MODE.

The Spotkick Challenge Development Team has deliberated over the situation in Spotkick Challenge and come to the conclusion that network failure and CHALLENGE mode match-fixing are having too much of an effect on the Tournament outcomes. We want it to be a more balanced Contest where we take into consideration that many of our Users are playing from areas where the network quality, strength and speed may not be very good and also remove the opportunity for Users to unfairly collude in a bid to transfer points. During Tournament Sessions points will only be awarded after completed matches for a WIN. No points will be deducted for Connection Failure or if you Lose. These are interim rules which if successful shall be considered for permanency. #SpotkickChallenge
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Please Try out the Lite version of a game we have developed called "Spotkick Challenge" available on Google Play. It has daily Tournaments where you can Play purely for FUN! It also helps us test certain game features so please Play, Review and Share it. N.B: If you have already registered your User Account remains the same and you can login with your existing credentials on both "Spotkick Challenge" and "Spotkick Challenge Lite".
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recondigital.spotkickchallenge.lite
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Hello Short Animated Films Community. We just found this cool place while figuring out Google+ and thought we may as well post something. Thanks to Jonathan Joy for setting this up.
Keep animating!


Isn't it funny how heated things get when you just can’t seem to beat your trash talking opponent? In this episode of Domestic Disturbance, a video game session ends abruptly when Junior's smugness drives Ni over the edge.

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A laughably basic trailer for our Domestic Disturbance animated shorts. Who knows, maybe it'll get us some views.
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Here is the Story Reel for the episode of Domestic Disturbance titled, "It's Just a Game". The clips shows the rough planning stage for the episode made up of Story Sketches (similar to storyboarding) set to an early version of the audio track.
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Here’s another instalment of Domestic Disturbance entitled, “Career Day Blues”. As the day for Junior to “discuss” his career choice with Dad’s friends comes closer, he is still firmly undecided and seriously stressed out. For some the choice about what path to follow seems so clear, while for others it’s just not that simple.
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In this episode we get to meet Mum and Haki in their debut animated appearance. Pregnancy related issues are the awkward topic of discussion between mother and daughter. The specifics, however, are a bit unexpected. We hope you enjoy this moment from the Domestic Disturbance animated short films entitled,… “A Little Reminder”.
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