Kenyan Film Makers and Directors to watch out in 2019!- Photos

From the makers of Tahidi high and Nairobi Half life, these are some of the FIlm producers and Film directors to watch out for in 2019!

– Banksy once said;

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.

Here is a list of 5 award winning film producers a directors in Kenya .


1.Philip Karanja

Philip Karanja is a director and actor known for the TV shows Sue na Jonnie which he directs.

He also has interest in drama thus allowing the actors to give input to scenes. This also allows him to know what kind of feedback that he will get from from the fans.

He definitely one to watch out for!




Kenyan woman narrates how she beat up her hubby after smoking bhang

2.Mwangi M Eric

The young director discovered his ability to story tell a story at a very young age and while at it, he has very outstanding acheivements which include, being the best director for the documentary film “Sunday” during the 2nd Annual 48 Hour Film Festival held at University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015) – In the United States of America.



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3.Jesse Kyalo

Jesse Kyalo is an award winning Kenyan film and TV director in Kenya having directed a Kenyan political story ‘The System’ and he has done more to define African time piece film-making than anyone else in Kenya and in Africa at large.


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‘Her ex broke all the car windows because he bought if for her’ Nancy

4. Njue Kevin 

The Award winning Njue Kevin is a Kenyan film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing the film 18 Hours which won the Best Overall Movie in Africa, AMVCA 2018.

This marked the first Kenyan film to be nominated and win in the history of the awards.

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5.David “Tosh” Gitonga

The award winning Film director is known for directing the famous Nairobi Half Life  which was premiered in 2012.

He is a hardworking director who has been in the industry for a while and as we recognize others, he is one to be recognized as well.



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