Kick-Off Fellowship

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Reuben Odanga is a filmmaker with over ten years of experience in the Kenyan film industry. He has produced and directed Kalasha award-winning 2018 and 2019 Swahili Telenovela Selina, for MNET, Maisha Magic East. He also created, produced and directed another Kalasha award-winning TV drama 2014 Saida.

He is the creator behind Nira, a 60-episode Swahili telenovela and Nuru a 13 episode ZUKU commissioned drama. He has also produced and directed several documentaries mainly for Non-Governmental Organisations. He recently produced and released a feature Film ‘Nafsi’ that became the first Kenyan film to run in Kenyan cinema for 8 consecutive weeks.

He was also appointed to be member of the jury and deputy chair of the first Kenya scripting competition, an initiative of the Kenya Government through the Ministry of ICT and Kenya Film Commission.

Reuben is the founder and creative director at Multan production limited, a TV and film production company that has been in existence since the year 2009. He is a passionate storyteller who is keen on teaching the art to upcoming filmmakers.

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