Siri ya Mtungi Season 2 Complete

Siri ya Mtungi Season 2 Complete

After a very successful first season of MFDI’s hit television drama, Siri ya Mtungi, production for the second season has been completed. There is much anticipation for the second season, which will introduce new captivating characters and unexpected twists guaranteed to keep audiences entertained.

The second season of Siri ya Mtungi was filmed between Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo over a 6-month period.  The production consisted predominantly of local crew as well as foreign crew members with a vast amount of experience in the global film industry.

lights setup siri ya mtungi

Setting up lights in the MFDI studio

camera setup in bagamoyo

On location in Bagamoyo

Siri ya Mtungi Season 2 had two directors this time around: Jordan Riber and Karabani. Jordan Riber is known for directing many of MFDI’s productions, including Siri ya Mtungi Season 1, Chumo, and Mwamba Ngoma. Karabani has also worked closely with MFDI in the past two years, when he was selected to direct Sunshine, one of the three Swahiliwood feature films released this year.

Since capacity building plays a large role in all of MFDI’s productions, many of the experienced crew (both local and foreign) had a trainer and mentoring role during production.

Ron Garcia (ASC) DOP Siri ya Mtungi

Ron Garcia explaining camera functions to crew

MFDI was extremely fortunate to include Ron Garcia as the Director of Photography (DOP) for season 2.  Garcia is a veteran in the Hollywood film industry and member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). He has worked in Hollywood for over 40 years alongside some of the most iconic producers, directors, cast, and crew, including David Lynch and Francis Ford Coppola. Ron Garcia has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy awards, 4 ASC  awards, and has won 1 CableACE award.  Some of Garcia’s work includes Hawaii Five-0, Numb3rs, Twin Peaks, Providence,  and Rizzoli & Isles.

Another crew member with a very impressive resume is Dirk Bombey, the head of the sound department for season 2.  Having worked on many large budget  European, American, and African productions, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, Goodbye Bafana, Lumumba, and MFDI’s own Yellow Card, Bombey played an important role in the capacity building process and overall production of season 2.

Siri ya Mtungi Season 2 will be released later this year throughout Tanzania. View more behind the scenes photos at Siri ya Mtungi’s instagram page: www.instagram.com/siriyamtungi.  make sure you stay tuned in to more information on Season 2 by liking the Siri ya Mtungi Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/siriyamtungi

Siri ya Mtungi Crew

The crew from Siri ya Mtungi Season 2