Producer, Script Editor, Distribution, Screenwriter, Production Accountant, Production Manager
Samuel Tebandeke is a screenwriter, producer and director. Alumnus of the MNET Screenwriters workshop (2009) and Maisha Film Lab (2008 & 2009), Samuel has gone on to write for TV and film. Two of his feature films have been optioned and he has projects at various stages of development. His debut short film, Another Beautiful Day was released in mid 2017 and was in the official selection of the 40th Durban International Film Festival 2019. His directorial debut Ten O’clock, a short film, premiered in April 2019 In Competition for the Young African Film Makers Award at the Afrika Filmfestival in Leuven, Belgium. The film also screened In Competition at PÖFF Shorts Film Festival 2019 in Estonia.
Samuel produced a feature film called How to Dream in African, which is currently in post-production and is scheduled to be released at the end of 2020. His latest film project is Sungura, a short film directed by Lydia Matata which is currently in pre-production. Sungura was presented at the Interfilm Script pitch competition in Berlin in November 2019. His next feature film project is, Kahawa Black which will start production in September 2020.
He previously worked as Project Coordinator (Kenya) for One Fine Day Films, a pan African film training initiative that has trained well over 1,000 emerging filmmakers and produced seven feature films over the past 10 years.