Fiche Personne
Cinéma/TV

Toni Mumbi Kamau

Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice
Kenya

Français

Réalisatrice et productrice kenyane.

Parfois créditée sous le nom de
Toni Mumbi KAMAU

English

Kenyan film Producer, Writer, Director.

PROFESSIONS
Producer, Writer, Director

📍 LOCATIONS
Nairobi

💬 LANGUAGES
English, Swahili

Toni KAMAU (Toni Kamau) is a factual creative producer with over ten years experience. Her past credits include factual series producing as well as directing and producing half hour TV documentaries for Al Jazeera, BBC World, MTV Europe and CCTV Africa.
Toni currently serves as a producer and co-producer on three feature documentaries filmed in Kenya, which have in total received support from Sundance, Doc Society, Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund, Just Films, DocuBox East Africa and Oak Foundation.
Deeply committed to improving Kenya’s emerging film industry, she has served as Vice Chair of the Kenya Film and TV Professional Association and is currently a member of Kenya’s Official Oscar Selection Committee.

Toni KAMAU is the youngest female African documentary producer to be invited as a member of the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences – Documentary Branch, class of 2020. As a creative producer, director and founder of « We are not the machine », a Kenyan based production company, she tells stories of outsiders, rebels and change makers. Her past credits include half hour documentaries for Al Jazeera, MTV Europe and BBC Africa. The Sundance special jury prize winner « Softie », produced by Toni and directed/produced by Sam Soko, premiered at Sundance in 2020 in the World Cinema Documentary Feature Competition. « I am Samuel » (2020), a feature directed by 2019 Rory Peck winner Pete Murimi recently had its world premiere at the 2020 edition of Hot Docs. Toni was also a producer for a Kenyan episode on « Earn A Living », an interactive documentary.

Source:
www.wearenotthemachine.com
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