Look Again

When Fiona wakes up in the hospital, unaware of the events that had transpired and resulted in her being hospitalized, she feels abandoned by her family and all around her. She lashes out at Anna who is forced to reveal the horrifying truth.

  • Wanjiru Njendu
    Director
  • Carole Nduta Keingati
    Writer
  • Wanjiru Njendu
    Producer
  • Cher Lytle
    Producer
  • Simone Missick
    Key Cast
  • Lauren Neal
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Pumilio
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Fleming
    Key Cast
  • Florence Regina
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2011
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    November 18, 2011
    North American Premiere
  • African American Women In Cinema International Film Festival.
    New York
    November 18, 2011
    North American Premiere
  • Kenya International Film Festival
    Nairobi, Kenya
    October 26, 2011
    Africa Premiere
    Winner - Best Diaspora Short (Kalasha Award)
  • International female film festival Malmö, Sweden
    Malmö, Sweden
    April 2, 2011
    European Premiere
  • Picture Helsinki African Film Festival
    Helsinki, Finland
    May 5, 2011
  • Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    September 8, 2011
  • Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festiva
    Brooklyn, New York
    October 13, 2011
Director Biography - Wanjiru Njendu

Growing up with influences from many American films and TV shows , Wanjiru spent her childhood in Kenya recreating scenes from E.T, Superman, Indiana Jones and Star Wars with her siblings and neighbors thus earning her the nickname “Magic”. At time when the country only had one television stations controlled by a single party government, Wanjiru’s parents ensure she dreamt. By renting movies and buying her books the nourished her hunger for art.

A writer-director currently based in Los Angeles Wanjiru attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated with a Master's Degree in Visual Media and Arts. Wanjiru was impacted by the stories her grandparents and parents told her as a child and she began to research the history of the MAU MAU. The result was her thesis film, “Safari Ya Jamhuri: AJourney to Freedom”. The film was an entrant for best documentary in the Roxbury Film Festival in 2003.

Wanjiru’s film credits include serveral short films one “Look Again” which was nominated for a 2012 African Movie Academy Award and Winner- Best Diaspora Film- Kalasha Awards – Kenya and television credits in below the line positions on “Samantha Who”, ‘Super temps” and “Mostly Evil” among others. She is a member of Film Independent and Women in Film.

Wanjiru produced the 5th Annual Women In Film International Committee’s Short Film Series, “Out of Africa, A Night of Kenyan Film & Culture”. It was held at Universal Studios in Universal City, California, on Saturday March 5th, 2011. The City of Los Angeles honored the series in 2012, hailing the 2011 series as a cultural contribution to the city.

Wanjiru has also directed and hosted the red carpet interviews for Women In Film’s 5th Annual Pre-Oscar party (2012), a live taping the Q&A panel of a screening of the film MISSRepresentation presented by the SAG-AFTRA and Women In Film as well as the 2012 Women in Film/ Variety Women In Film’s purple carpet interviews for their Variety/Women In Film celebrates the 2012 Female Prime-time Nominees
In January 2013 she was elected to serve on the board of the African Artists Association in Hollywood California as well as selected by the Producer’s Guild of America’s Diversity Committee to participate in their 2013 Diversity Workshop.

Her African and American upbringing influences her approach as a director to film and television.

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