Producer's note

 

My dearest wish came true when I met someone who shared my vision, determination and who had the same goal. This goal is to change the image of African cinema, to get out of the “african cinema” format and simply make Cinema in Africa. An exportable cinema, free of prejudice and without complex, a universal format of technical quality (image, sound, lighting), with narrative structures and a level of acting consistent with international standards.

 

I was won over by the director Michael Kamuanga, who has already directed three successful feature films, because he is not only a formidable director, but also a tremendous fighter; two perfect assets to galvanize action features.

 

Together, we have created “KameRage”: a topical concept, filled with discoveries and various lessons. It's about an independent Africa that deals with and solves its issues: a head of state who refuses to bow to generalized corruption, and who finds a way to return to his people what was taken from them. In this business where Africa doesn't sell much, the originality of the idea and director/writer Kamuanga's motivation and dedication quickly convinced me that I needed to get behind this show.

 

The show KameRage will mix glamor, drama, action, and also violence but for a good cause. All of this makes it different from what has been made until now in Africa.


The cast is not only from Central Africa, there are varied international actors too, which will make it easier to sell the show across the world, also considering the internationally famous African actors like Eriq EBOUANEY, Emil ABOSSOLO M’BO, Aïssa MAÏGA, Youssouf DJAORO, Géneviève NNAJI, Michel GOHOU, Emma LOHOUES, Isabelle BEKE and Cecile TIAHO, amongst others.

 

The choice to shoot it in English is a strategic one: it should help sell the show to international channels in the USA, Middle East and Asia, which all crave quality African programs. Then on to English speaking Africa.

 

The production will not be easy to set up, as it is a highly ambitious concept that demands quality and represents a new genre in Africa. My experience and determination are boosting me to win this bet: to channel all these energies and talents and use them to show our leaders that building Africa is still possible, that the construction of a metro line in the heart of Africa, for example in Yaounde, can only happen through a watchful leader who's concerned with their people's welfare. 

 

Bio-filmography

Biography

Born in Yaounde in the 70’s, Blaise Pascal Tanguy, is a filmmaker by nature. He is the product of Cinecours.com, a distance learning program with a very prestigious Canadian film school.

In 2004 he opened a production studio, 2PG Pictures Ltd. with two other film professionals. His talent is personified in the documentary “Africa: A Suspended Economy” (52’, 2006), which he co-directed and produced. This film was very successful and critically acclaimed as much in television as in festivals. He followed up with “The Silent Killer” (52, Feb. 2012) and “Mboko: The Street Child” (52’, June 2012); two documentaries, produced and directed by him, with a lot of promise. He has several other films in his portfolio (refer to filmography below), all having to do with the streets and the struggle. Thus, Blaise Pascal Tanguy is very aware of the realities in Africa. Through film, he denounces the inequalities, the injustices and the affliction bringing down African societies. In looking within and thus awakening his conscience, he aims to sell a dream: a better Africa, a world ruled by justice.

This ambitious and confident filmmaker has several projects in his head. He is working on a documentary series focusing on the six Central African countries, initially, with the aim to cover other regions, with time. Each series’ theme will look in depth at an African country, its socio-economic, human and cultural potential. The goal being a move away from the stereotypical view of Africa, putting it in a positive light, as the cradle of humanity and the continent of the future. Blaise Pascal Tanguy is also working on a full feature film with an anticipated release date of end 2017.

Filmography

  • ·        “Africa: A Suspended Economy” (documentary - 52’, 2006)
  • ·        “Man Pass Man” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “A Career in the Ground” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “The Fruits of Labor” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “Car Washers” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “The Street-side Doctor” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “The Best Huntsman Dies” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “Serpent Clowns” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “2000 Degrees of A Shadow” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “Sand Merchant” (documentary - 13’, 2007)
  • ·        “The Silent Killer” (documentary - 52, Nov 2011)
  • ·        “Mboko: The Street Child” (documentary - 52’, Jan 2012)
  • ·        “Clandestine” (fiction - 59’, 2008)
  • ·        “Impulse” (fiction - 13’, 2008)
  •           Dare or Be Exposed” (fiction - 13’, 2008)

 

 

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Né à Yaoundé au Cameroun dans les années 70, Blaise Pascal Tanguy est un cinéaste dans l’âme. Il est un pur produit de Cinecours.com, une prestigieuse école canadienne de cinéma à distance.

En 2004, il créé la maison de production 2PG PICTURES LTD avec deux autres professionnels du cinéma. Il confirme son flair et son talent par le documentaire « Afrique, une économie en sursis » (52’, 2006) qu’il co-réalise et produit. Le film a connu un grand succès, tant à la télévision( diffusé sur TV5Monde, Planète, CFI et bien d'autres...) que dans des festivals. Il récidive avec « Le tueur silencieux » (52’, 2011) quia été diffusé sur FranceTélévisions, Canal2International et plusieurs autres chaines Tv; puis  « Mboko ou l’enfant de la rue » (52’, 2012) deux films documentaires pleins de promesses qu’il réalise et produit. Il a plusieurs autres films à son actif (voir filmographie ci-dessous), tous en rapport avec la rue et la débrouille. Car Blaise Pascal Tanguy est très attentif aux réalités de l'Afrique. A travers son cinéma, il dénonce les inégalités, l’injustice et tous les maux qui minent les sociétés africaines. En se posant ainsi en éveilleur de conscience, il essaie de vendre un rêve : celui d’une Afrique meilleure, celui d’un monde de justice.

Ce cinéaste ambitieux et confiant a les projets plein la tête. Il travaille sur une série documentaire qui couvrira les neuf pays de l’Afrique centrale dans un premier temps, et, à terme, s’étendra à d’autres régions. Chacun des films de la série dresse le portrait d’un pays d’Afrique, avec un zoom sur son potentiel socio-économique, humain, culturel… Le but étant de sortir des clichés pour donner une image positive de l’Afrique, berceau de l’humanité et continent de l’avenir. Blaise Pascal Tanguy prépare aussi un premier long métrage fiction dont la sortie officielle est prévue en fin 2017.