My work as an independent filmmaker and content creative has taken me all over the globe collecting stories. Been born on a continent that “jumped the tv” and is mobile ready excites me for the future of online content and the reach. As a person curious about identity, image-making and tell stories from across Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa. I have travelled across the globe over the last 15 years from North Africa to Bejing, China meeting wonderful and remarkable people with great stories to share. My mission is to share global human interest stories for the big screen, alongside harnessing the power of short-form online content.
INDEPENDENT FILM PROJECTS
“The SHATTERED HUES of Dutch creatives” – Documentary Film.
A PEACE BETWEEN – Documentary Feature
HOT COMB – Fiction Feature
IN SEARCH OF DUENDE AFRICANO– Documentary Feature.
2017 EEA Fund & crowd funding (A PEACE BETWEEN).
2014 DocuBox Film Fund Award– (DUENDE AFRICANO).
2014 Locarno Film Festival Presentation (HOT COMB).
2013 Goteborg Film Fund (HOT COMB).
2012 TPM Berlinale Arte Commendation Award (HOT COMB).
WORKSHOPS/ FILM MAKING LABS
2014 Locarno Lab -Switzerland.
2014 DFM Durban, S.A.
2012 Binger Film Lab – Amsterdam
2010 Dox Lab – Copenhagen, Denmark.
2007 Berlinale Talent Campus – Germany.
2006 Maisha Film Lab – Uganda.
2012 DOX Documentary Film Festival Jury Duty, Denmark
2013 CORDOBA African film festival, Spain.
I currently split my time between E.Africa and The Netherlands with a focus on cinematic feature films and online content production.
IMANI the debut feature film that opened the Forum Section at the Berlinale International Film Festival 2010 getting nominated for Best First Feature and has since traveled the world gaining numerous awards. This was a first for a woman filmmaker in Uganda.
The second feature is called HOT COMB and was developed at the Binger Lab in Amsterdam alongside a selected group of seven international filmmakers. HOT COMB is supported by Goteborg Film Fund, The Hubert Bals Film Fund, Talent Project Market, Arte and Lorcano.