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An action-packed series following the misadventures of Boi,
a six-year-old playful and imaginative boy.

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Boy Boi | A Kenyan Animated Series

An action-packed series following the misadventures of Boi, a six-year-old playful and imaginative boy

'BOY BOI' is an 8 episode 2d animated series about the domestic adventures of BOI, a playful and imaginative six-year-old boy, along with his family, friends and a few unexpected guests.  
Set in modern-day Nairobi, KENYA, each episode takes an everyday family experience and filters it through the imagination of Boi, who turns them into fun, action-packed adventures.

SEASON ONE EPISODE LOGLINES

 

EP 1: SHOELACE

When Boi's father forces him to tie his shoelaces, this simple activity turns into a harrowing, action-packed experience when the laces come to life and attack him! 

EP 3: FEYA (SLING-SHOT)

When Boi and his best-friend Chemu can't decide what flavoured lollipop to buy with their single twenty shilling coin, they opt to battle it out using slingshots. 

EP 5: BRIKICHO

When Boi's father forces him to tie his shoelaces, this simple activity turns into a harrowing, action-packed experience when the laces come to life and attack him! 

EP 7: MIWANI (GLASSES)

When Boi accidentally breaks his father's reading glasses, he decides to hide the broken glasses and play dumb, but when his father struggles to cook with all the dangerous kitchen utensils, Boi has to decide whether to tell the truth or not. 

EP 2: THE MISSING TEE

When Boi's father forces him to tie his shoelaces, this simple activity turns into a harrowing, action-packed experience when the laces come to life and attack him! 

EP 4: AVOCADO

When Boi's father forces him to tie his shoelaces, this simple activity turns into a harrowing, action-packed experience when the laces come to life and attack him! 

EP 6: CAMOUFLAGE

Boi thinks he is invisible like his pet Kama whom he hides from his dad who indulges him and plays along.

EP 8: GIZA

When KPLC does their thing, monsters come out to play

Why is this show important?

Stories about African children tend to focus on suffering and victimisation, but we want to represent the joys of our childhood living in Kenya. 
In 2021, we pitched the show to the Kenya Film Commission - a Kenyan State Agency tasked with supporting the local film industry - and received a production grant of 30,000 dollars. The show began pre-production on 31st August 2021. Since then, 6 animatics have been completed, and two episodes, 'SHOELACE' and 'MIWANI', are now in the animation stage. The remaining episodes are scheduled for completion in 2023. We are currently looking to acquire finishing funds for these two episodes.
The show celebrates the imagination and positivity of children through our loveable, goofy and adventurous protagonist. We believe that this show will be enjoyed by kids and adults from all over the world.

Why have we come to Kickstarter?

Animation is complex, and it is more challenging when you are an independent company in a country with a young animation industry. However, we are ambitious, and we believe that we can make an incredible show with the proper support. Kickstarter was our first choice because it allows us to stay independent while developing a community of key supporters. 

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help us by spreading the word about our Kickstarter. Tell your family, friends, co-workers, pets, and anyone you think will be interested in 'Boy Boi. Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages: Like post, comment and share updates. 

CHARACTERS

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BOI

Main Character

He's 6. He likes to play and loves to hang out with his family and friends. He's a ball of energy; he skips, slides or runs everywhere. He has an overactive imagination, and sometimes the crazy things in his mind come into real life!

Fun Fact? BOI is the Kenyan colloquial term for 'BOY.'

 

CHEMU

/'che.moo/

Chemu (6) is Boi's best friend and neighbour. Every afternoon after school, the two of them play together for hours. Chemu is calm and considerate. She's a nature lover, and you'll often find her in the garden looking for her favourite insects like ants, ladybugs and spiders! 

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BABA

/Ba.baa/

He is Boi's father. He's calm and patient, which is great because Boi can be a handful. He is a quietly imposing figure, but he cares deeply for his young son. Every day after work, Baba will play with Boi in the garden.

AUNTY KUI

/'Ko,iii/

Aunty Kui (26) is Baba's younger sister and Boi's aunt. She's a child in a grown-up's body, which is why Boi loves her. She's not afraid to climb avocado trees and she's known to make loud weird animal noises to entertain Boi. 

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KAMA

/Ka.maa/

Boi's fussy pet. He is always looking for a snack. Boi loves that Kama keeps insects away, and Kama loves when Boi gives him a human treat.

BOI'S WORLD

SHOW PRODUCERS

 

J. NJOGU MACHARIA

Creator. Director. Co-Producer.

He has directed multiple animated short films, including 'Awake', which was screened at the 'Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival' in France. He was a co-writer on the animated short film 'The Legend of Lwanda Magere', which won the 'Best International Short' at the 2020 Los Angeles Animation Festival. 

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SHADRACK MUNENE

Art Director. Animation Supervisor. Co-Producer.

With over 8 years of experience in the creative field, he has worked for prominent brands, including Safaricom Ready Business and US-based healthcare company, ThinkMD. He is the founder of ‘JR ANIMATION STUDIO’, the production company that is handling production.

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OUR PRODUCTION FAMILY

AHSANTE!

(That's Swahili for Thank you)

Thanks a million times over... NO... thanks a BILLION times over! We’re so excited to bring you on this amazing journey!

RISKS AND CHALLENGES

The main risk is Boi's imagination running wild...but seriously...

A production has many moving parts, and we are determined to produce the best quality that we can. This isn't easy and takes time. There may be some delays in our quest for the best quality as we troubleshoot some problems and seek to get the best people, but WE CAN DO IT. This is a challenge, but we can anticipate it and start to mitigate these problems.

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