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Nebiat M.

Kigali, Rwanda4 reviews

$500 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews
  • Translator

    1 review

Equipment

Video

  • Full HD video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent
  • GoPro or equivalent
  • 4K video camera

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

About Nebiat

Nebiat Assefa Melles is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker based in Kigali, Rwanda. Her recent documentary “Blue Devil” has won the Knight Award for Best reporting in Science and Environment, also got nominated as Best Short Documentary at Pan Africa Film Festival, Montreal Black Film Festival, and San Diageo Black Film Festival. Nebat has spent eight years reporting and producing documentaries the national media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, where she was named Producer of the Year in 2011 and 2012. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and specialized in Documentary Filmmaking. Her First Masters was in Theatre and Development from Addis Ababa University and got her bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at Addis Ababa University.

Top Projects

  • Strengthening science in Ethiopia

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Translator
    • Field Producer
    • Transcriber

    TWAS funding has been supporting scholars all over the world who work in developing countries. Among them Prf. Yalemtsehay Mekoneen and Dr. Girum Ayalneh from Addis Ababa University are a good example how the TWAS fund changed their scholar trajectory.

  • Why Frankincense And Myrrh Are So Expensive | So Expensive

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Frankincense and myrrh are perhaps best known for their biblical connotations. But this tree sap has been prized across the world for over 6,000 years. These fragrant incense pieces come from the Burseraceae family of trees and are found across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. But despite recent attempts to protect these trees, they could soon be headed for extinction. So what makes frankincense and myrrh so expensive?

    Business Insider

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    September 2020

  • The Blue Devil

    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Translator
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    An invasive plant is spreading across Ethiopia's largest lake. This film takes you to the frontline of this environmental catastrophe and how the community is working to stop this plant and save the lake.

  • Missing Pearl

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - News
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    In 2016, 15- years-old Pearl got kidnapped when she was walking to her school at 7:45 am. At that time police department in Vallejo trace down the kidnaper all the way to South California but killed him in a shootout with the police. This story is about a family searching for an answer about their little girl's life.

  • An Unexpected Gift

    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Documentary DP
    • Creative Director
    • Fixer
    • Field Producer
    • Sound Mixer
    • Video Editor - News
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    A mother of three Robin was given DNA testing kit as a Mother's Day gift from her children. As African American woman, this gift was really important to Robin to know her African roots so she took the DNA test and the result reveal 54-year family secret. This short documentary is about a mother finding her identity through the DNA test.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Fixer
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Translator

Production Support

  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Field Producer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News
  • Transcriber

Nebiat's Clients

  • UC Berkeley
  • Business Insider
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

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