Thursday, 11 September 2014


Do you spend your time and effort in futile attempt to live unto someone else's standards? what are you trying to prove and why? Fulfilment comes not from impressing others, but from being, as completely and magnificently as you can, the person you are.

consider how much of your anxiety, worry and frustration come from your striving to live up to the expectations of others to say the "right" things, drive the "right" kind of car, wear the "right" clothes etc. Of course we must be respectful and accepting of the people around us. we must also be careful not to be enslaved by their arbitrary definition of what has value and what doesn't.

Break free from the need to be accepted. the value of your life comes not from what others think of you. it comes from the degree to which you become the person you've always known you were meant to be. the admiration of others cannot be fully gained by chasing it. Paradoxically, the more you become your own person, the more you will be admired by others. 

set your own standards and set them high. pursue excellence with sincerity. forget about trying to prove anything. just go ahead and be the best you can be.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


This installation produced a scenario of a slum development project in a style somewhere between a Tv soap and a comic strip.Upgradasion as its also called, provides an insight into the complex economies and power relations in a slum.
It was developed in cooperation with Sam Hopkins, scriptwriter Charles Matathia, director Hawa Essuman and editor Chris King

                                                            Irungu Wa Wairimu(Irush)
He is an actor, acrobat and drummer. He has been working with safe ghetto. He is well known for his role as "Vinnie" in the 2010 S.A.F.E feature film-Dreams of Elibidi


                                                                Billian Okoth Ojiwa
He is an artist, songwriter and the founder of billian music family. He is a young leader who recently vied for the mathare parliamentary seat      

                                                           Paul Peter Kades(Kadez)
He has featured in a number of kenyan tv shows and films as well as working as an actor. Kades writes for a national comic and radio show(, that has since won two international awards and an International Emmy Awards 2012

                                                                 Bilal Wanjau
He plays the role of Wilfred(mr. rent) on africa magic swahili-sumu la penzi. He is also the newest governor in town(Gavana-ktn)local drama on the new county government structure in Kenya. The story of governance is told through the lens.    

                                                                     Cosmas Nganga
He is a camera operator and a locations scout. He is a senior member at slum tv.

                                                        Vincent Omuga
He is the programmes coordinator at slum Tv, camera operator and video editor


                                                                                Victor Njoroge
Camera operator at supersport kenya, and also an actor

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Photos by David Mbuthia
 As film makers we sometimes ask questions though we don't have answers. Like one filmmaker said, movie making is a philosophical exploration. We invite the audience to come on the journey and discover what they think and feel. Movies are meant to touch our hearts, awaken our vision and change the way we see things. Its meant to take us to other places, open doors and minds. They should be the memories of our lifetime. Audiences are harder to please if you are just giving them special effects, but they are easy to please if your film has a good story. The audience is also the toughest critic. A good story that exist in your world may not be the first choice for an audience. Just remember to inform, educate, entertain