Name: Sue Wanjiru
Occupation: Actress/ Writer, Founder-Lokhem Kids Entertainment Ltd
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Social Media Profiles:
Facebook: Sue Wanjiru The Actress and Lokhem Kids Entertainment
YouTube: Something Necessary Trailer
Sue Wanjiru was born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a full time actress and writer. A Berlinale Talents alumni 2015 and a talents Durban Campus 2014 alumni.
She started acting and dancing in church plays as early as 10 years old. Her professional acting career began in 2010 after she left the corporate world .She joined Friends Ensemble theatre and got cast as lead in plays like, Continental Quilt and Where Is The Bride.
Her debut as a cinema actress was the lead role in the movie Something Necessary, Kenya, 2013. She has also done voice overs for Eidolon Films, Washington Dc and Filamu Juani Film Productions in Kenya.
“Acting makes me irrationally happy, There is nothing like it, I hope to nail more diverse roles in future and tell more stories both locally and internationally.”
She is a Certified Public Accountant Of Kenya CPA(K) and has also completed the Kenya Accounting Technician Certificate.
when she is not acting or writing, she loves training kids through her organization, Lokhem kids Entertainment Ltd whose aim is to discover and nurture kids talent in the arts.
Finding voice: Dancing for family and friends at 6-9 years old and grandfather would get very excited and would buy crates of beer for the adults and a crate of soda for the kids(a one man show)
Member of children’s youth at local church at 6-9 years old and narrating poems, performing during mass and school events.
Being a leader in class skits in High school and being able to find voice as an artist by being a library prefect, a journalism chair-lady- started the first magazine in the school and also getting a prize for best in student in english.
Joining the local youth after high school and being cast lead in plays.
Formative: Getting cast as lead in four stage plays by Friends Ensemble after leaving the Corporate World in 2009.
Working with the Theatre Company Kenya and traveling with a stage play around East Africa.
Getting cast as lead in Something Necessary, a local-International production in 2011.
Acting in four short films in 2012.
Getting featured as guest in local production, Mama Duka.
Starting a kids organization, Lokhem Kids Entertainment in 2012. Staging two kids productions in 2012, one production in 2013 and launched a kids magazine at the end of 2013.
2013: Taking Something Necessary the film on a theatrical release in 12 cities in Germany. Being interviewed and featured in the media by both local and international journalists. Making connections with International renowned film makers like Tom Tykwer.
2014: Invited to run a workshop at Colours Of The Nile International Film Festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
July 2014: Being chosen to represent Kenyan actors at Durban Film Festival In South Africa.
2015: Being chosen to represent African actors at Berlinale Film Festival In Germany and being able to train under Hollywood directors and network with International film makers. Worked on a portfolio with Deutshe Welle.
To develop, produce and act in high profile, award winning and multi-genre films that inspire people around the world.
Telling authentic African stories through films that engage the community and expand appreciation of our local culture.
Production and distribution of the complete written short film -August 2015.
Production and distribution of the complete written 2nd short film -December 2015.
Raising and pitching for funds for our feature film.
Script editing and development of our feature film.(Preproduction final phase).
Enhance and expand the kids productions and projects for December 2015.
Shoot scenes for a different show reel on acting.
Act in at least 2 projects (short or feature films)
Production of Feature film for February 2016.
Post production of feature film- March 2016.
Expand kids project from 10 kids to 20 kids and have two sessions in April 2016.
Production from kids trainings: four short films, one each day after the sessions in April 2016.
Act in at least 2 projects(shorts or feature film).