Tiktok (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Usama Mukwaya
Written byUsama Mukwaya
Produced by Bobby Tamale
Usama Mukwaya
Starring Patriq Nkakalukanyi
Cinematography Alex Ireeta
Edited byAlex Ireeta
Music byNessim Mukuza
O Studios Entertainment
Release date
  • March 11, 2015 (2015-03-11)
Running time
19 minutes

Tiktok is a 2015 Ugandan silent short film written and directed by Usama Mukwaya. The movie features single actor Patriq Nkakalukanyi. [1] [2] It is Usama's first film under his film company O Studios Entertainment and is his first film as a writer, director and producer. [3] The film premiered at the inaugural Mashariki African Film Festival and received a nomination for best short film. [4] [5]



After being appointed to a new job, Sam (protagonist) begins his much-anticipated first day at work. He arrives, but this time around with precautions to manage his previously disorganized self. He drafts a new set of guidelines to help him improve and break out of his bad past habits, only to realize that some of the guidelines at work are against him. When he finally maneuvers through the preparation tasks, towards exiting the house, he notices that neighbors have been waiting for him on the door to join them to go for church service. He now realizes he had woken up on a wrong day, the day just before the actual day he must start work.



Principal production of the film began in September 2014. Director Usama Mukwaya hired Alex Ireeta as Director of Photography, having worked with him on his previous film Bala Bala Sese .

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