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Eric M.

Nairobi, Kenya

$800 - $1200 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

  • Creative Director

  • Production Company

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent

Audio

  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

About Eric

I am a freelance Kenyan Cinematographer and Director, with filmmaking experience in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. My passion lies in storytelling and crafting visceral pictures that are not only exhilarating but relatable, through images that the eye can capture and immortalise. This has been as a result of years of perfecting my craft pushing the boundaries in uniqueness and creativity. I have worked with different producers to execute projects across multiple locations, meeting different needs with the overall goal of storytelling being achieved through my efficiency and professionalism. My projects range from Documentaries, TV commercials and brand films to short films and feature films. I have worked through production houses such as Zero Point Zero Productions-New York, Zeleman Productions- Ethiopia, YCF Productions-Zambia, Docubox-Kenya, Freestyle Media-Kenya, Quite Bright Films-Kenya, One Fine Day Films, Ginger Ink-Kenya, Lightbox Entertainment Africa-Kenya, Protel Studios-Kenya, Creative Hub-Kenya among others. I have also been privileged to train under renowned filmmakers, such as D.P Volker Tittel-Germany, award-winning Documentary Filmmaker Gabriel Diamond, Documentary Filmmaker Brett Bittner-U.S.A and Assistant Camera Jana Fitzner (Arri-Germany). The experiences and recommendations from these filmmakers have propelled me to greater heights at a young age, soaking in many lessons and techniques in working fast and delivering quality. I am comfortable handling all aspects of production (lighting, sound, interviewing) whether working as a person band or as part of a larger crew. I am conversant with different shooting codecs and can manage multiple camera setups. I have access to a wide range of gear (Camera & Sound) and have good mastery in the use of the; Sony FX9, Sony FS7, Sony FS5, Sony A7Sii, Canon C-Series, Black Magic Cameras, among other smaller range DSLR setups. In addition to the gear, I have access to great interview accessories such as the EyeDirect that guarantees eye-contact and a deeper connection with the audience. I have excellent command of written and spoken English. I am also conversant with the local languages in Kenya (Swahili), Ethiopia (Amharic) and Zambia (Nyanja). My desires are now geared towards opportunities that will convert my dynamic body of work from stories and adventures spread out all over Africa into work that you can be proud of as a client.

Top Projects

  • B Impact Assessment Tool - B Lab East Africa

    • Documentary DP
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Senior Producer / Project Manager

    A documentary on the success of B Lab East Africa's Impact Assessment tool that measures the social and environmental impact businesses have on the world, as they conduct business. The idea is to have businesses that are good for the world, over and above profitmaking.

  • Financing Alliance for Health - 2022 Skoll Awardee

    • Documentary DP

    Financing Alliance for Health is a Kenya-based, African-led partnership and technical advisory fund that works with governments, donors, and the private sector to address systemic financing challenges to scaling community health programs across sub-Saharan Africa. Financing Alliance for Health has contributed to securing more than $200 million in financing for at-scale community health systems. It has engaged governments across 12 countries and contributed to the official recognition of more than 415,000 Community Health Workers in policy and practice.

  • Coronavirus in Kenya: I couldn't let women die in childbirth - BBC Africa News

    • Documentary DP

    When the Kenyan government announced a dusk to dawn curfew in March, cases of pregnant women either dying or delivering distressed or stillborn babies started emerging. The crackdown by the police on those who flouted the curfew meant that many women were too afraid to seek medical attention. However, one young doctor decided to fill the gap. Dr Jemimah Kariuki from Kenya's biggest teaching and referral hospital shared a tweet that went viral. She invited any pregnant woman who needed to get to the hospital during curfew hours to reach out to her and she would do her best to facilitate safe deliveries for them. Since sharing her tweet she has helped scores of women from all over Kenya. Produced by: Esther Akello & Anthony Irungu Filmed by: Eric Mwangi

  • Always There TVC - Zeleman Productions

    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Creative Director
    • Video Editor - Commercial

    I Co-Directed and edited this Period Piece TVC dubbed "Always There" for Diageo Ethiopia - META BEER.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Full-Service 360 Production
  • Creative Director
  • Production Company
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Product Photographer
  • Commercial DP
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Eric's Clients

  • The Skoll Foundation

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