New UK indie, Toy Green, has been launched by the team behind Dubai and Abu Dhabi based production company Films By Nomad, Phil Griffiths, Zoë Griffiths and Tim Swain.
The indie’s debut documentary, Ghetto Kids (w/t), focuses on the story of Dauda Kavuma, a former Ugandan street kid, now founder of the Ghetto Kids Foundation whose dance troupe is a viral sensation and currently taking the world by storm as they head to the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals.
The film tells the incredible story of desperation, determination and dedication behind the social media videos that have propelled the dancers and their mentor into the limelight.
In a raw, unfiltered and honest look at the unflinching reality and experiences of Dauda and the street kids, the film shows first-hand the daily struggle and non-stop hustle it takes to provide food, clothing, education, medical support and shelter for a house full of children that is bursting at the seams – a far cry from the bright lights and showbiz of the Britain’s Got Talent stage they now find themselves on.
Directed by Phil Griffiths (Covid-19: Dubai, Discovery) and exec-produced by Zoë Griffiths (Inside Mission Kosovo, National Geographic Channel) and Tim Swain (Covid-19: Dubai, Discovery), Ghetto Kids (w/t) is the first of a number of documentaries that will launch the new UK production company Toy Green. The team have spent over a decade making high-end documentary films, series and branded content in Dubai and the Middle East. The new venture will focus on “honest and authentic storytelling that features the most extraordinary people and immersing viewers in a multitude of different worlds and stories that matter and inspire.”
Dauda Kavuma, founder of Ghetto Kids, said: “I am so happy to have met the Toy Green team and for the time they have invested in me and our story. It is the first time that I have felt free to talk about many of these experiences and to discuss everything we have been through to get to where we are today. I am really just so happy that my story will be spread around the world and that people will get to know more about The Ghetto Kids.”
Phil Griffiths, director said: “The drive behind making this film was to get a deeper understanding of Daudas’ life, motivations, and his dedication to The Ghetto Kids. The truth of what it takes to provide for these kids and to sensitively tell the stories of the children and families who are supported by his foundation. It was an absolute privilege to witness the energy and unbreakable spirit of Dauda and the Ghetto Kids, their drive and joy for life is utterly infectious.”
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