Born and raised in nairobi, filmmaker, writer and
artist Mbithi Masya began his career in advertising.
After joining the highly acclaimed experimental
Art collective just a band, he left his role as an
Agency art director to focus on film and music.
Over the course of four years he worked on
several video installations, including kudishnyao!
Which was hosted at the rush gallery in new york
In 2012. His entry for the 2015 edition of the 48 hour
Film project, it's been a while, won the audience
Award and is one of Nairobi's featured selections.
Mbithi's first feature film, kati kati,
had its world
premiere in the discover program at the 2016
Toronto international film festival.
The film was selected and awarded by the
International federation of film critics (fipresci)
for the discovery programme.