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Jackline Emali

Jackline Emali

Jackline Emali is an independent, passionate, dedicated filmmaker who loves telling stories. She the secretary of Kenya Scriptwriters Guild, Founding member and head of Chap Chap Shooters Productions and a Maisha Film Lab and Women Make  Movies Alumni. She’s attended numerous film-based training with Kenya National Talent Academy, Mohamed Amin foundation, East African Film Network, Read More

Magese William

Magese William was born and raised in Tanzania and he currently stays in Tanzania. He joined Maisha in 2010 in a writing program… he recently graduated from college with a Bachelor of computer science, but he is looking forward to employ himself to open a Filmmaking company, He will be writing scripts for movie and Read More

Robert Bresson

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NAME: ROBERT “ROBBY” BRESSON EMAIL: WEBSITE: I am primarily a Media Consultant, Film Producer & Script writer. I have an MBA in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Poona, India and am a Maisha Alumnae. I have undertaken numerous Feature Film, Documentary, TV and Art Film projects. They include The Witchdoctor. (5,mins)2010 Read More

Roger Niyoyita

Roger Niyoyita

Roger Niyoyita was born in 1976 in the northern part of Rwanda and was the first born in a family of six children. From his young age he had a passion for cinema since at that the time, he was working in his father’s movie theatre by the age of 13. Cinema always seemed to Read More

Bernadette Otieno Violet

Bernadette Otieno Violet is a writer / film practitioner based in Kenya. I currently work as a Video Producer with Film Aid, at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Following my participation in Maisha’s labs I delved full time into writing and worked as a screen writer/ freelance magazine and newspaper writer. For my end Read More

Veronica Kana K

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A hard working, vastly focused and impulse screen writer, poet, photography and videographer. As an open minded and a people person who is quick with pencils; Verona carries out research on her projects by engaging or starting up heated arguments in minute communities then sit steady with pen and paper. I’ve tried my hand at Read More

Ampire Daphine Rubaramira

Ampire Daphine

I’m 25 years old and a graduate of Makerere University with a Bachelor in Information Technology. I have worked in film since 2008 when I played the main lead in a Maisha film Lab shot film entitled “On Time”, I worked again with Maisha the following year as a writer and production manager of the Read More

Beatrice Wangondo

Beatrice Wangondu

The visual world has always fascinated her. Her passion has grown over the years through education, media exposure and hands on experience to join the best in her generation to produce high Quality, Inspirational, Culturally rich films and TV content that will sell globally. Her experience is in Television Formats development and production of documentaries Read More

Ian Mark Kimanja

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Brief Bio Born to late Mr. Livingstone Kityo and Miss Immaculate Kityo. Ian is the last born and the only boy in the family of six. Ian has had his education and training both in Uganda and oversees. He is a professional electrical engineer and a trained filmmaker with six years’ experience in professional Television Read More