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(shujaaz.fm), 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