It takes every guy in Wakaliwood to help with Medinah's costume
February 10, 2014 2:01 PM Subscribe
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"I saw the trailer for Captain Alex [previously on mefi
], and two weeks later I flew from NYC to Uganda." Redditor Uncle_Benon shares a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at filming an action flick in Wakaliwood, a studio based in the slums of Wakaliga, outside Uganda's capital city.
"I didn't know anything, and I didn't know it would be a slum. I had their phone number, because it's on the trailers, but I didn't even call. The first day I was in a market and saw some guy with the Ramon T-shirt selling DVDs. I ran after him, and he started running, and the place freaked out because you don't see mzungus doing that. Finally caught up to him, and he was relieved I wasn't a cop or anything.I introduced myself, and we jumped on a couple motorcycles and took the 90 minute drive to Wakaliwood. The rest is, or will be, history..."
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