Captain Alex, one of the most decorated officers in Ugandan People’s Defence Force, is sent out to destroy the evil Richard and his Tiger Mafia. When Alex is killed in the process, his brother, a Ugandan Shaolin Monk, arrives in Kampala in search of the murderer. From Wakaliwood, home of the world’s greatest gonzo filmmakers and martial arts nuts comes Uganda’s first action movie Who Killed Captain Alex? with producer and Wakaliwood ambassador to the world Alan Ssali Hofmanis in person! Word on the street is, Ebola Hunter is coming to town!

Who Killed Captain Alex? features Ugandan commandos, kung fu, a MIDI version of Seal’s ‘Kiss From a Rose,’ a rambunctious (and sometimes farting) in-film commentary track, and some more supa action. It’s a bat-shit crazy milestone to be honored in the film history books.”
– Nick Allen, The Film Stage

Who Killed Captain Alex might kill you with laughter. Whether on purpose or accident, this movie is hilarious. /…/ Who Killed Captain Alex is a film made five years ago for under $200 and in one month by a guy named Nabwana IGG, who shot it in Wakaliwood, Uganda ‘Home of da Best of da Best Movies.’ IGG never intended or expected the film to be seen outside of his immediate area (where it was a big hit), but now it’s playing at the Fantasia Film Festival. I am insanely jealous of anyone who gets to see it there.”
– Evan Saathoff, Birth.Movies.Death. 

“Search no more: this is the festival’s most improbable cinematic object. Somewhere between ‘so-bad-it’s-good’ and ‘masterpiece’ levels of filmmaking, the first Ugandan action movie is like nothing you’ve ever seen.”
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival

Uganda, 2010, DCP, colour, 67′, English subtitles

directed by Nabwana I.G.G.
written by Nabwana I.G.G.
cinematography Nabwana I.G.G.
editing Nabwana I.G.G.
special effects Nabwana I.G.G.
music Kizito Vicent
cast V.J. Emmie (“video joker”), Kakule William, Kakule Wilson, Sserunya Ernest, G. Puffs, Kavubu Muhammed, Kasumba Isma, Faizat Muhammed
produced by Nabwana I.G.G., Alan Hofmanis

Film courtesy of Ssali Productions.


Followed by a talk and Q&A with actor and producer Alan Ssali Hofmanis!