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Samuel W.

Nairobi, Kenya6 reviews

$600 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Drone Operator

    3 reviews
  • Documentary DP

    2 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    2 reviews

Equipment

Video

  • 4K video camera
  • Drone
  • Multiple cameras

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic

Miscellaneous

  • Stabilizer
  • Lighting kit
  • Live streaming equipment

About Samuel

Samuel is a documentary filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has worked with a wide range of brands, media outlets and organizations to create impactful digital and television content over his 7 years' experience. His latest employment engagement was with Capital Group Limited, a leading media house in Kenya, where he worked as a Video Journalist & Content Producer. Over the years, he has worked with brands such as Bloomberg, Safaricom, Justice Defenders, Cognizant, Docubox East Africa, Centum, Skoll Foundation, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Intel. Samuel also earned his place at the 2021 One World Media Fellowship (UK) as a fellow, where he is currently developing his first mini-feature documentary. He has received several accolades in the span of his career including the 'Best Short Documentary' award from Riverwood Academy Awards (2018) and the inaugural Kenya International Sports Film Festival (2018), both for his short documentary film 'Imara' (2017). He was also a recipient of the 'Best Diaspora Production' award from Kalasha Film & TV Awards 2017 for 'Born This Way' (2016), a short fiction film he wrote and directed while participating at Cinemadamare Film Festival & Summer School in Italy in 2016. Samuel's ambition is to shed light on overlooked and authentic African stories and to inspire positive change through storytelling.

Top Projects

  • Jethwa

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    At the age of 15, a tragic road accident rendered Sam Jethwa a paraplegic but his dream to join rally racing was also awoken. His pursuit is now to go race at the Dakar Rally, one of the deadliest rally races in the world.

  • Using education as a force for change in Kakuma refugee camp | Intel

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    We are in Kakuma refugee camp to see firsthand the multiplier effect technology is having on a revolutionary teacher training program developed by Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL). The internationally accredited learning facilitator course is delivered by local and global university professors, online tutors, as well as onsite facilitators through a blended learning approach. The course was developed in response to the overwhelming need for learning and education at all levels within refugee and other marginalized communities. Among other course content, the training integrates Intel® Skills for Innovation framework which helps educators use technology to embrace new ways of teaching from any location and to adapt instructional technology to meet future needs.

  • Imara

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary

    Samwel Mwangi, a young professional Kenyan cyclist, is faced with the challenge of undertaking his career with one leg after the other one got amputated as a result of a tragic crash he encountered during the Tour du Rwanda 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. However impossible it seems, Samuel keeps his dream alive to become a world cycling champion as he also seeks to inspire a new generation of dream chasers among people living with disability.

  • Unbound: A Portrait of Lookslike Avido

    • Documentary DP
    • Drone Operator
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Non-Fiction Film Director
    • Colorist

    Avido is a talented fashion designer, born and bred in Kibera Slums (Nairobi). Having had a difficult childhood growing up, Avido won't let anything stop him from achieving success and it's evident throughout his life.

  • Until I Die | The Story of Human Rights Defender Naomi Barasa

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Colorist

    'Until I Die' is a story of the pain that was planted in a Korogocho girl, Naomi Barasa, at the age of 19 by the atrocities she witnessed and encountered. This fired her up to stand for human rights and fight against social injustices.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Creative Director
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Editorial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Gaffer
  • Commercial DP
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • Drone Operator
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Animator / Visual Effects Artist
  • Colorist
  • Video Editor - Commercial
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Samuel's Clients

  • Capital FM Kenya
  • Immer Video
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Bloomberg Digital
  • International Monetary Fund
  • BTI
  • Storyhunter Stories

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