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Peter Gitau

Peter Gitau

Peter Wangugi Gitau is an award winning filmmaker and has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of socially engaged interdisciplinary projects for over eight years. Peter attended the annual documentary lab 2011 and there after worked on several film projects as a writer, director and editor in his home country Kenya that include; Child Read More

Cajetan Boy

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Cajetan Boy Cajetan Boy is the Products Development Leader for ET CETERA PRODUCTIONS LIMITED. A Performing Artist, Playwright, Screenwriter, Director and Script writing Mentor. Also alumnus of the Maisha Film Lab and in the recent past has been involved in the Maisha Film Lab Screenwriting Workshops as a screenwriting mentor. Currently he is a guest Read More

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

Janet Madiangi

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I am Janet Madiangi. Cleared college in May 2007 where I got a diploma in TV production though I did sound as well. I attended Maisha film Lab in 2009 as an editor and edited Dawa by Mark Kaigwa under Osama Qashoo’s mentorship. I edited my first movie Help by Robert Bresson though as an Read More

Mercy Barasa Mukhongo

Mercy Barasa Mukhongo, who lives in Kenya went and did training in TV Production and worked as an Intern at Media Development in Africa in 2009. The same year she participated in Maisha Screen writing Lab were she was a participant and she attended the Screenwriting Lab Kenya 2009 (KIFF). This is after she had Read More

Paul Chika Tabu

Paul Chika Tabu is a Kenyan writer/ author. He attended KIFF lab in 2011 were he participated in Dear Father… He’s current occupation is a Copywriter and he works at Access Leo Burnett. The Ledge (short film) is one of he’s upcoming projects he’s going to work on. Maisha Film Lab can support and help Read More

Robert Bresson

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NAME: ROBERT “ROBBY” BRESSON EMAIL: rbresson@xmediakenya.com WEBSITE: www.xmediakenya.com 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

Godwin Otwoma

Godwin Otwoma was born and raised in Kenya and currently lives in Nairobi. He studied English and Management in College. He previously worked as a Copy Writer in an Advertising Agency. He’s credits include Editor Zebu and the Photo Fish (2010), a Maisha short directed by Zippy Nyaruri, Writer/Director Urban Prophet (2010), documentary short, Editor Read More

Florence Onyango Ogallo

Florence Onyango Ogallo who currently lives in Kenya started writing scripts under the mentorship of Cajetan Boy seven years ago and she has had the wonderful opportunity of attending some amazing workshops as the Maisha Film Lab Script writing workshops and more recently the One Fine Day Workshop 2013 Scriptwriting department. At Maisha, she was 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

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

Mkaiwawi Mwakaba (mKay)

Mkaiwawi Mwakaba (mKay)

EDITOR / DIRECTOR / WRITER Having acquired vast knowledge in the field of TV & Film production, I aim to be in a challenging position in the broadcast & entertainment industry utilizing abilities developed through my experience, training and necessary interpersonal skills, the outlook being professional growth based on performance. I started out my career Read More

Cindy Maloba

Cindy Maloba

Born in Coastal Kenya 21 years ago, I started my primary Education at Maseno Girls’ Boarding then Joined Butere Girls High School for my secondary education, where I sat for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in 2009. I got admitted at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication College for a 3-year course that marshaled Read More

Wanjiru Kairu

Wanjiru Kairu

Wanjiru Kairu is a Kenyan filmmaker interested in creating captivating films that promote dialogue on social issues. An alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006 and the Maisha Film Lab 2007, Wanjiru’s short films have been official selections at festivals such as the Pan African Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, ION Film Festival, Read More

Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel

Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel

I am Waniku Kiniaru Hansen Hazel and I currently live in USA. I have worked as a filmmaker since 2004 and it has been a very eventful and successful adventure. I have worked as a producer, director, set designer I am currently pursuing a career in photography as I write scripts on ideas I would Read More

Ronald Mackio

Ronald Mackio

Ronald Mackio is a graduate of Kenyatta University with a degree in Education (English and History). After graduation, he chose to teach through films rather than in the class room. He is an astute writer, both creative and factual. Currently, he has formed a company, Odios Creations, with Titus Maina. This company is a member Read More

Ravneet Sippy Chadha

Ravneet Sippy Chadha

Ravneet Sippy Chadha is a Kenyan Writer-Director, based in Nairobi. She quit financial services in 2007, as she had a powerful urge to tell her own stories through film. As a child she had to conform to a rigid set of rules . She rebelled against rules that denied her self expression. Now the whole Read More

Noosim Naimasiah

Noosim Naimasiah

‘Naimasiah is a PhD student at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda. Noosim’s work engages with  histories and politics within Africa and views Art as a critical lens through which we can see ourselves’

Joe Kilonzo

Two years ago, I co-founded a community-based organization that seeks to highlight developmental activities through film, documentaries and music videos. My experience in the print media exposed me to the numerous challenges that community’s face but lack exposure due to the competitive nature of newsgathering in the print sector. Street Level seeks to fill this Read More

Emily Wanja

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Emily Wanja is a producer/ actress. She started her career as a stage actress, before moving on to star in 9 seasons of the TV series ‘Makutano Junction’ as a main actress, KONA an M-­‐NET Africa Magic soap opera and co-­‐hosted 60 episodes of ‘The Know Zone’ a children TV programme. She has been involved Read More