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Samuel Wanjohi

Documentary Filmmaker, Life Spark Studios
Nairobi, Nairobi KE
Available for Full Time
Available for Freelance
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Hey! I am a Kenyan filmmaker mostly drawn towards solution storytelling projects; those that highlight the good that people do for the universe or their families, fellow humans or the society at large, but are often overlooked. See bio.


Samuel is a trained journalist and filmmaker based in Kenya, well experienced in the documentary storytelling world, both in photography and film. He began his career as a grip on set, to an editor and then a camera person, all which contributed to him becoming an all-round storyteller and film director. He is passionate about telling stories that are impactful and helpful to humanity, stories that have something to say. He has received several awards and created for some major brands over the years including Bloomberg, Cognizant, Capital FM Kenya, Docubox, Storyhunter, to mention a few. He currently collaborates with diverse filmmakers and creatives under his co-founded production company, Life Spark Studios, where he helps tell stories on issues affecting humanity, especially within the African continent, and of those helping to solve them.

Featured Work

Why Investors Are Piling Into African Startups

Africa's tech startups raised a record $5 billion in 2021 as investors piled into firms trying to fix the continent's thorniest problems. But money isn't flowing evenly. I was commissioned by Bloomberg Digital to film at iHub Nairobi.

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Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) | Dr. Angela Gichaga | 2022 Skoll Awardee

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.

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Nairobi | 21 Places of the Future | Center for the Future of Work | Cognizant

Desmond Dickerson from Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work speaks with entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and educators about how they're all working together to make Nairobi a place of the future.

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Docubox East Africa Film Fund | Short Documentary

Commissioned by Docubox East African Film Fund, a non-profit organization in Nairobi, to script, film and edit a short documentary about the work they do within the creative sector in Africa.

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