Selina and Disconnect actor Pascal Tokodi has landed a lead role in the first-ever Christmas feature film in Kenya, A Familiar Christmas.
A Familiar Christmas , which is now streaming on Showmax follows the Moran family as they reunite to spend a Christmas holiday together for the first time in three years. Their plans for a loving holiday are disrupted when secrets and a meddling mother wreak havoc in the household.
A Familiar Christmas is written by Natasha Likimani (Sincerely Daisy, Disconnect) and directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Reuben Odanga (Nafsi, Selina) who admits that he has wanted to make a Kenyan Christmas project for a very long time.
His initial idea was to produce a Christmas play with Selina actors.
My vision was to do a Christmas play with Selina actors and stage it at Nairobi CBD but that was not possible because of the timing since Selina was a daily show,”Director Reuben Odanga
Pascal Tokodi is joined by Elani member Maureen Kunga who makes her acting debut, Alice Mbeyu (Zora), Dennis Musyoka (Maria, Crime and Justice), Keith Chuaga (Igiza, Ayaanle), Charles Agengo (Selina) and Ugandan Ruth Kamanzi (Sanyu), Ann Muli (The Good Child) and newcomer Hannah Wanjiku.