By Jeoffrey Mukubi
UNTITLED is a short web series, created by Jenny Kandenge and Lavinia Kapewasha, two young creatives who started their own production company, Dark Crown Production, last year. The series follows the lives of seven young Namibian artists, which include a writer, model, visual artist, singer, poet, actress and a comedian. According to Kandenge, the storyline is based on them struggling to make it in the ever changing art scene in Windhoek. “The web series sees each of the characters navigate their way through life whilst struggling with finding their artistic abilities and financial support. The web series tackles the themes of undervalued artists, their identity in finding their footing and the artist culture in a developing nation,” she says. She further explains that each episode has its own theme. “Episode two for example is about how artists in all forms are expected to work for free in order to get exposure. In the episode we see two of our characters offered a chance to perform at shows but without payment. During the episode they consult with other artist and the discussion of how people want art but don’t want to pay for it is brought up,” Kandenge adds. Although the web series is in its first season and with only ten episodes, Kandenge believes that the show is genuinely unique. “There is no other show like this one in Namibia, therefore being the pioneers in this market, we will generate talk, competition and thus more growth in the entertainment industry as a whole,” she says. Local artists that feature in the web series include Freddy Mazila, Chantel Uiras, Rodelio Lewis, Khadija Mouton, Elizabeth Hamurenge, Fellipus Negodhi and Jeanne-Danae Januarie. “We had a successful launch at the Goethe institute earlier this month, where we screened the first two episodes of the series. The premiere was attended by cast, crew, media personnel and invited guests,” Kandenge enthused. The web series will be available on YouTube by the end of this week.
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