Meet The Docubox Team
My career in filmmaking benefited greatly from my background in advertising as Creative Director at McCann Erickson, of one of East Africa’s largest agencies, (1992 – December 1999) where I worked on high-end commercials for clients such as Coca-Cola North Africa Division, East African Breweries and Unilever Africa. I left to make films in December 1999. My first feature film Dangerous Affair is credited by some as having kicked off the wave of contemporary filmmaking in Kenya. I have made two other feature length films and two shorter films that have screened in festivals around the world. My documentaries have been nominated three times for Best Documentary at the African Academy Awards, with one winning best short, Coming of Age. In 2013, I founded DOCUBOX which aims to play a transformative role in the regions documentary Film industry.
P. MUDAMBA MUDAMBA I ascended from an acclaimed Theatre Director/Producer and Administrator to TV Content Development and now in Film Production & Administration. I previously worked as an Accountant and in Internal Audit in a major Construction Firm and a Financial Institution respectively.I am most keen on the transition into professionalisation and sustainability of the Creative Industries in Kenya and the East African region. Previously I was also at on both country and regional boards of the Eastern African Theater Institute, but now feel that “my life has come full circle, finding lots of satisfaction helping support creativity through innovative documentaries.
I embraced the film industry in 2006 at the inception of Seven Productions Ltd. I have been involved in various roles and film departments where I have mainly assisted producers on financial matters and that’s how I got deeply interested with production financial management. I also handle the crucial roles of bookkeeping and finance assistance. This entails keeping accounting records, budget tracking of expenses and overseeing as well as coordinating in house day to day business. I am very proficient in finance management working with quick books, cash disbursements and reconciliations. I love my work at DOCUBOX East Africa Documentary Film Fund founded by Judy Kibinge, and shall continue to enjoy working in any capacities am assigned.
Njeri Wakaba has been working in Television production with five years experience now. She has worked in media production companies both in East & South Africa. Njeri is also a certified events planner and she works as a head event planner at Hello Today Events. She is also a Production Manager for Good Pitch2 Kenya.
CAMPUS COORDINATOR/HUB COORDINATOR
i am a fourth-year student at Kenyatta University, pursuing Theatre Arts and Film Technology. I started my work at Docubox as a screening coordinator intern then went on to help establish Docubox Campus Film Clubs. I have been actively involved at the Docubox Film Hub. I have been helping in setting up the film hub community both online and at the space and help streamline the project by coordinating everything that needs to be done. My goal is to see the film community in Kenya flourish and connect through the hub..