Justus Macharia

Kenya - Animation

Justus Macharia

  • AGE : 26 years
  • COUNTRY of residence : KENYA

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A few words about your artistic journey

I started writing at the age of sixteen. At age eighteen my focus turned towards writing for film and television. I am inspired by African stories and right now I am specializing in telling stories through the medium of animation.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have been writing for the past ten years ; and I have been an animator for the last three years.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

I applied for this grant because I love storytelling, and I am always excited for opportunities to tell African stories. My desire is to use filmmaking to offer a hopeful vision of Africa’s tomorrow. The grant will allow me to invest in producing an ambitious and aesthetically innovative short-film.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

By the end of the residency, I hope to produce a stop-motion short-film which offers solutions and fixes for the broken healthcare systems of many African countries.