Mbithi Masya

Mbithi Masya


I’m used to working on a small scale. I think if they told me to write a big African epic … I would have been out of my depth.    


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. His direction of music videos has earned him recognition from local and international press such as the New York Times, Huffington Post Fader and Okay Player; as well as being highlighted by Google. KATI KATI (2016) is his first feature film.

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