Jo, a witty 9-year old girl, loves films and superheroes. Whenever Mike, a local VJ, shows up with action films, she is utterly taken in. After these events she, full of energy, inspires the other kids to imitate scenes they have seen - and it is unquestionable, that Jo always plays the superhero. The kids are in a children’s hospital and the screenings are a welcome change.
Jo is terminally ill and one day, her mother Kathryn takes her back to her rural village to spend the rest of her short life with her family. Without her friends from the hospital she drifts off into daydreams of being a real female superhero, a dream which proves to be something, her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, her overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think, they can fulfil. They all work together to let her last wish come true.
Stycie Waweru is giving a touching debut in the role as Jo. Together with director Likarion Wainaina in SUPA MODO they create a moving picture about the power of imagination, the solacing power of cinema and a community growing together closer in trying to give comfort.
DIRECTOR: Likarion Wainaina
CAST: Stycie Waweru, Marrianne Nungo, Nyawara Ndambia, Johnson Fish Chege, Humphrey Maina
PRODUCER: Sarika Hemi Lakhani, Siobhain "Ginger" Wilson, Tom Tykwer, Marie Steinmann-Tykwer, Guy Wilson
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Enos Olik
SCREENPLAY: Mugambi Nthiga, Silas Miami, Wanjeri Gakuru, Kamau Wandung'u
EDITING: Charity Kuria
PRODUCTION: One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink Films
Born in Moscow, Russia, Likarion Wainaina lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. As a professional Film/TV Director and Cinematographer he worked as well at various productions as on a number of documentaries and commercials. Furthermore he directed TV shows - both Drama and Sitcoms - that are currently gracing local TV stations in Kenya. His short film BETWEEN THE LINES became the first Kenyan Film to be projected on an IMAX screen in Kenya. At the 48Hour Film Festival 2015 he and his team worked on the film BAIT, which was selected as one of the top short films and screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2016.
With SUPA MODO, Likarion Wainaina has created a moving picture about the power of imagination, the solacing power of cinema and a community growing together closer in trying to give comfort.