It’s not every day that Nairobians get to see our city portrayed on the streaming screen, but Kenya’s growing film industry took yet another stride into the international spotlight last week with the release of Just in Time.
Shot here in Nairobi in 2019, the light-hearted family drama tells the tale of a recently retrenched bookstore clerk, played by Sarah Hassan, who is saddled with the poorly timed responsibility of hosting her 11-year-old niece, only to find love in an unexpected place.
The trailer reveals some very recognizable shooting locations, including at least one awkward date at Westland’s very own K-1 Klubhouse.
While the story and leading ladies are both strictly Kenyan affairs, Just In Time is also a notably Pan-African achievement.
Nigerian filmmaker Dolapo Adeleke, better known by fans as LowlaDee, wrote, directed and co-produced the film, following up on a long history of Nollywood successes and her past collaboration with Sarah Hassan on the film Plan B.
Ghana is also represented, in the tall, dark and handsome form of Sarah Hassan’s love interest, played by the charming and lively Mawuli Gavor.
The movie is available to stream on Netflix.
Give it a watch and let us know what you think.