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Kwezi Kaganda Ruhinda

Kwezi Kaganda Ruhinda

Kwezi Kaganda Ruhinda is an accomplished actor, writer, and director. He started his performing arts career with The Ebonies while still studying drama at Makerere University. He is renown for his lead role as “The Inspector 002” in The Ebonies dramas for which he won accolades. He later joined Namagagali where he taught English Language Read More

Daniel Ecwalu

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Daniel Ecwalu is the upcoming producer, director, production technician, cinematographer and photographer and is celebrating his success in script writing under Watoto Communications department. He is a quite, creative and motivational person whose messages are current, meaningful and inspiring. He is the CEO of Ecwalu Photography. He is the director of Gallery Concepts Limited a Read More

Barbara Oketta

Barbara Oketta

Barbara Oketta is a mother of three who leaves in Kampala, Uganda, East-Africa. She is an Educationist, writer, freelance editor and translator of English works to Kiswahili. She is also in the FEMRITE (Uganda women writers association) e-journal editing team. Currently volunteering as the Treasurer at FEMRITE, Barbara is an advocate for the youth and Read More

Angella Emuron

Angella Emurwon

Angella Emurwon is a Writer, award-winning Playwright, and Filmmaker. She divides her time between an uneventful writing life in Tororo, Uganda and her exciting work mentoring screenwriters. She has written two radio plays that have won BBC Radio Drama awards; one of which, Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence, is being adapted into a feature film. 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

Sharpe Ssewali

Sharpe Ssewali

Founder and director at First Love Features, Sharpe Ssewali is graduate of Raindance’s Independent Film Making & Film Director’s program in London. He is an individual with multiple disciplines including directing, screenwriting and editing for film and television. After many years on the road touring with a band also named First Love, Sharpe made his Read More

Rehema Nanfuka

Rehema Nanfuka

My name is Rehema Nanfuka, I am a writer, actress producer from Uganda and hopefully will add director to my credits after this Maisha documentary lab I have been part of the Uganda film community since 2008. Acted in several films like “Imani” and The Pardon and successfully written and produced 2 short films, “Breaking Read More

Moses Ray

Ray Moses

HUSSEIN OMAR My name is Hussein Omar a.k.a. Moses Ray. I am a film producer, director, writer and actor. I got into filmmaking when I attended the annual Maisha Film lab in 2007. While at that lab I got a chance to interact with mentors from America, Ireland, Brazil and England from whom I learned Read More

Peter Tukei Muhumuza

Peter Tukei

Peter Tukei Muhumuza is an East African director and cinematographer currently based in New York City. Coming from a background in industrial and fine art he entered the film industry with a keen visual eye and often integrates multi media such as stop-motion animation, puppetry and photography into his work. Known for his imaginative short Read More

Patrick Sekyaya

Patrick Sekyaya

Has made a name for himself as a writer and director in Uganda and Africa. He trained with Maisha Film Lab in 2007 as a film Editor he later founded Afri-plus films Ltd one of Uganda’s leading filmmaking company. In 2009, He directed and produced his debut film Origin of sin which scooped best feature Read More

Patience Nitumwesiga

Patience Nitumwesiga

Miss Nitumwesiga is a writer/director whose play monsters premiered in March 2017 at Le Cartel festival in Burkina Faso. It has been translated into French. The play also received a reading at the BIBU festival in Sweden. She has been trained at the famous Prospero performing arts centre in Sweden and Denmark, and holds a Read More

Nkambo Robert

Nkambo Robert

In 1997 graduated from Makerere University with a BSC Hons Agriculture (Economics). The following year in 1998 I moved to Burlington Canada to attend training in Radio and TV communications from Conway School of Broadcasting and Communications. In 2000 attended training in TV programs conceptualization from Centre Internationale de Formation et Audiovisual et Production – Read More

Lucky-Lora Atwiine

Lucky Lora

Lucky-Lora Atwiine; born in 1984. I am a single mother of two. I studied journalism but I am a filmmaker for the past 8 years and still going. My strengths are in screenwriting, directing and producing. I am the director of a young production company, Whitsaflicks Ug LTD aimed at making films, documentaries, buying and Read More

Kennedy Oryema

Kennedy Oryema

I am a Ugandan photographer, 44 years of age and working with The New Vision newspaper in Kampala as Senior Photographer . My core responsibility is to produce images in the Vision Group Multimedia environment I have over 15 years of experience in newspaper photography and covered high profile events , including the LRA War Read More

Jayant Maru

Jayant Maru

Jayant Maru is a second generation Indian born in Kenya and lived in Uganda. Currently student at the University Of London International Program studying BSc Sociology With Law. Having divided his time between Uganda, Kenya and London has given him an opportunity to balance out the differences in society both Negative and Positive… He is Read More

Arnold Aganze

Arnold Aganze

My name is Arnold Aganze, I am an aspiring filmmaker originally from Eastern Congo, but due to circumstances of war, I have been residing in Uganda for the past two years. My life has been somewhat of a rollercoaster until today, and that has lead me to feel that I have stories to tell, and Read More

Kenneth Matovu

Kenneth Matovu

Kenneth Matovu is an enthusiast with a great passion of telling and appreciating a good story. In 2010, Kenneth was part of the Maisha Film Program as screenwriting student. At the end of the lab, Kenneth was part of “Rough Boy by Fred Kigozi” crew as 1st Assistant Director. Shortly after, he helped make the Read More

Kihire Kennedy

Kihire Kennedy

After writing the script; SWAPPED film script, he was selected as a finalist to participate in the Maisha Annual Film lab 2010 where he further developed the story from and became a Production Manager for the film BLACK HILL and later GUARDIAN ANGEL and SHOP GIRL with Akan productions. He Produced and Directed SWAPPED in 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