Samuel Wanjohi (Sam Dablew)

  • Samuel Wanjohi (Sam Dablew)
Film director, Actor, Producer, Screenwriter, Director of photography (d.o.p.), Editor, Sound editor
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Kenyan Director, Writer, Editor, Cinematographer and Producer.

Samuel WANJOHI is a Film Director, Writer, Editor and Producer. He is known for Born This Way (2016), Imara (2017), The Arena (2015), Zumari (2018)
A documentary film director & DP based in Nairobi, ambitious to share stories that are impactful and that challenge traditional narratives of people and places.

His Nickname: Sam Dablew

Samuel Wanjohi (born June 25, 1994) is an Nairobi-based film director and writer. His works as a Director include'Imara' short documentary film (2017) which performed exemplary well in its festival circuit and'Born This Way' short film (2016) which won the'Best Diaspora Production' award at Kalasha Film & TV Awards 2017 in Kenya. Sam, as he is normally referred to as, is driven by a passion to tell a different African narrative through his film works and that is evident in most of his films. He finds pleasure and inspiration in travelling.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Samuel Wanjohi


High School:
Kaheti Boys High School, Nyeri
2008 - 2011

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Film Production & Directing
2012 - 2015

Cinemadamare Film Festival (Summer School)
Film Directing & Screenwriting

Personal Details
Birth Date: June 25, 1994
Nickname: Sam Dablew
Birth City: Nairobi
Current City: Nairobi
Hometown: Nairobi
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Kenyan
Eye Color: Brown
Zodiac Sign: Cancer


(2019) Jethwa (Documentary short)
* Director, Writer
# Finalist /// Focus On Ability Short Film Festival 2019 | St Marys NSW

(2018) Zumari (Documentary short)
* Editor

(2018) Until I Die (Documentary, Short, Television)
* Director

(2017) Imara (Documentary short)
* Director, Writer, Editor, Producer
# Winner -'Best Documentary' /// Riverwood Academy Awards 2018, Nairobi
# Best Short Documentary /// Kenya International Sports Film Festival 2018, Nairobi
#'Best Documentary' Finalist /// My RODE Reel Short Film Competition, Australia 2017
# Finalist /// Focus On Ability Short Film Festival 2017 | St Marys NSW, Australia

(2017) A Fish Story (Short) directed by Carrie Finklea (USA | Italy)
* Actor /// rôle: Fisherman

(2016) Born This Way (Short)
* Director, Writer, Editor, Sound editor
# Best Diaspora production /// Kalasha International Film & TV Awards 2018

(2016) Visible (Short)
* Director, Writer, Actor

(2015) The Arena (Short) directed by Jackline Wangeci (Kenya)
* Producer



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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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