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  • Oprah 1 of 8 screenwriters Selected for 'Show Me Shorts' Short Film Lab

    Congratulations to the screenwriters selected for this year's Short Film Lab. A hothouse mentoring scheme for New...

    Posted by Show Me Shorts Film Festival on Windsday, Octobarrr 28, 2015

    It's such an honour to have been selected for the Short Film Lab mentorship programme for 2015. 

    The Short Film Lab is a mentoring scheme by Show Me Shorts, Script to Screen and NZ Film Commision for New Zealand writers to workshop fresh new ideas for their short films. We, the filmmakers, have the opportunity to get our short film ideas, evaluated and developed by experienced filmmakers in the NZ film Industry. 

    It's an intensive full day workshop on the 7th November, 2015 with opportunities for further script development and mentorship.

    I'm really excited and can't wait for the opportunity to get experienced eyes on my projects and to develop my upcoming short film 'Lorna' into an educative, impactful short.

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  • Oprah's 10min play 'But I Just Got Here' Shortlisted for Short + Sweet Festival Sydney

    Script Submissions for Short+Sweet Sydney 2016 CLOSE TONIGHT!Submit your script online by 11:59pm to be considered for this and more international Short+Sweet festivals shortandsweet.org/submit-script

    Posted by Short+Sweet Sydney on Rum headache day, Septembarrr 20, 2015
    I submitted my 10min Play to the Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney and got shortlisted for the play to be produced!
    The Short + Sweet is a global festival that provides audiences with exciting 10min short plays that are aimed at challenging and entertaining the audience. The festival has grown from a small festival in Sydney, Australia to a global organisation with festivals in NZ, India, Malaysia, Phillipines and the UAE.
    The plays will be picked by Sydney directors who will submit the top plays for production. Playwrights whose plays will be directed will be contacted by early November.
    Fingers crossed!!! :D
    More about the Short + Sweet Festival

    I submitted my 10min Play to the Short + Sweet Festival, Sydney and got shortlisted for the play to be produced! 

    The Short + Sweet is a global festival that provides audiences with exciting 10min short plays that are aimed at challenging and entertaining the audience.  The festival has grown from a small festival in Sydney, Australia to a global organisation with festivals in NZ, India, Malaysia, Phillipines and the UAE.

     The plays will be picked by Sydney directors who will submit the top plays for production. Playwrights whose plays will be directed will be contacted by early November.

     Fingers crossed!!! :D

    More about the Short + Sweet Festival

       
           
       
       
  • "Call Me" featured on Zimlink list of 10 short African Films to watch while waiting in the rain

    I was super stocked to find my name linked to a page "Ten short African films to watch while waiting for the rain." I was even more excited to find out that it was a short film I co-wrote and co-produced with my friends in 2013 called "Call Me!". I don't think it's among the top 10 best Kenyan shorts but the writer of the article probably saw something in it if it was worth publishing alongside a short film Lupita Nyongo featured in called "Roadside".

    I hope this pushes more Filmmakers, especially Kenyan ones, to share their short films. You can watch "Call Me" or read the article and check out what else was featured on the list: http://www.zimlink.org/ten-short-african-films-to-watch-while-waiting-for-the-rain