The best job ever: New documentary showcasing Uganda’s vast tourism potential
A new wild documentary film on Uganda’s tourism that weaves together a story of 4 Ugandan men on a two weeks journey around the country has been released.
The film, named The Best Job ever covers the 4,000 kilometres the quartet travelled documenting selected parts of the country’ wild and its people through video and photography.
The shooting of the film was in part prompted by the desire to restore hope within travellers and tour operators in the country after months of lockdown that saw the sector completely come to a standstill.
On August 28th 2020, the 1hr 12mins long documentary film premiered on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram l following a private screening with a few guests on the same day at Levels Kitchen in Kampala.
Mr Brian Ahereza, the film’s Director of Photography said at last week’s private screening that everywhere they felt welcomed everywhere they went and observed that a lot across the sector had changed for the good.
Among these were the instituting of Standard operating Procedures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, lodges improving on their accommodation standards, roads being maintained and new wild trails developed.
“There was a lot of new awesomeness out there. As one who loves the bush, I have never felt Uganda as alive as I did on the 2 wild week’s trip, and all I can say is that the Pearl of Africa misses and cannot wait to have people back on the road again”, Jonathan Benaiah, the Executive Producer said.
Mr Brian O. Jonathan, an experienced aerial photographer who joined the road trip attested to how stunning Uganda is from above, and the importance of giving people a view from the skies.
The documentary is laced with messages from several tourism authorities and business operators with a finely selected set of motion pictures and an informative narration on a sound bed of less popular African tunes giving the documentary an exciting feel.
Mr Charles Mwesigwa, the film’s Director of Casting said that the documentary will also be distributed through a series of local and international media outlets and played at a number of movie nights with the aim of creating hope for both tourists and tourism industry players.
The Best Job Ever was organised in partnership with Softpower Communications, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Adere Safari Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Lodge, Kara Tunga Karamoja Safari Camp, Elephant Hab Lodge, Matoke Tours, Turaco Treetops, Exclusive Camps – Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Wild Frontiers, Uganda Jungle Lodges – Bugoma Jungle Lodge, Nyati Game Lodge, Levels Kitchen, GoExplore Safaris, Braca Tours and Travel, Tourism Powerhouse, Lacel Technologies, Roam Safaris, Sipi Falls Guides, Virtual Tourists and Panda Studios.