BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) — In the summer of 2019, Robert Mwandia, also known as DJ Robran from College Station to Las Vegas to promote a live music festival.
Today, he and his team are producing a documentary to showcase not only the race, but their efforts to make BCS Fest a reality.
Mwandia’s goal was to run 45 marathons in 45 days to raise funds using Kickstarter, but things didn’t exactly go to plan. Mwandia explained her struggles saying “we don’t collect as much money as I would have liked, so it was hard to wake up every morning and keep going.” Then an even bigger setback happened. Mwandia woke up one night in very sharp pain. He was rushed to hospital for surgery and had to have his appendix removed. He managed to continue and completed his journey in 55 days.
After the race, Mwandia met a close friend, director and producer Stephen O’Shea, and he encouraged him to tell his story. So, hoping to raise more money for his music festival and inspire others, Mwandia started working on his documentary.
Mwandia’s goal is to one day have a multi-gender festival in College Station. He explained that “nothing unites us more than music” and he hopes to showcase some of Bryan-College Station’s local talent.
We are looking for sponsors, paid partnerships and connections to make the film and music festival the best it can be,” said Mwandia. “Please contact me, Robert Mwandia, at [email protected] with any questions about our next step to see the project completed.”
Find out more about Mwandia here.
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