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, Kenya Film Commission and Maisha Film Lab.

Jackline has been involved in the development, writing and production of several TV series, Feature and short films and Documentary and radio projects. She has been involved in the writing of TV series such as Sumu la Penzi”, “Girlfriends”, “Jane and Abel”. Her Feature films scripts “Miss Detective” and “Garbage Chief” have been produced and aired M-net Africa Magic.

She has written, directed and produced several short films with “The Box” winning the Best Short Film Award at the 2015 Coast Film Festival and “On Your Marks”  awarded a  laurel during  2017 Miami Epic Film Festival and was screened at the AMC 24 Aventura  theatre  in Miami, Florida.

The proof of concept “On Your marks” Is the first crowd funded short film that was further developed in Maisha film lab 2015.

Besides Film making, Jackline is a trainer who offers hands on skills on set and during workshops. She has trained for Kenya Film Commission county edition, Ustadi Films, Eastlieghwood and Slum Tv Kenya. She is currently working with Queens Court Academy as a Mentor.

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Links to works done:

Worked on“Faith” as Producer – view trailer link

Worked on “On Your Marks” as Write r, Producer, Assistant Director and Editor

Worked on the production of “Amazing Grace” as Producer and Assistant Director

Co- Producer, Writer and Director of “THE BOX”. Won Best short film 2015 Coast Film Festival

Writer, Producer and Director of a short Film THE PICNIC


Worked with Africa Magic – M-NET COMMISSIONED MOVIES where two of my scripts have been produced

Miss Detective