Private Project

Kutu

This is a story of Dougie a 14 year old who was raised by a single parent, who just completed his primary school level exam.
Life as he knows it ends when he finds out he is about to be a father. How will things unravel?

  • Peter Wangugi Gitau
    Director
  • Peter Wangugi Gitau
    Producer
  • Cathrine Kamau Karanja
    Key Cast
  • Foi Wambui
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Kenya
  • Country of Filming:
    Kenya
  • Language:
    Swahili
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kalasha International TV and Film Award
    Nairobi
    Kenya
    November 18, 2021
    World Premiere
    Winner Best short-film, Best supporting Actor and Best supporting Actress.
Director Biography - Peter Wangugi Gitau

I try to make my films be a reflection about art and storytelling as currencies for the sharing and enhancement of the characters’ experiences.

As a film enthusiast, he has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of socially engaged interdisciplinary projects for over eight years. He has a decade's track record of producing video content for a variety of sectors ranging from humanitarian and development to health and education. His visual storytelling style has drawn audiences not only here in Kenya but globally as well.

With a mastery of the art, he has made several theatre productions, documentaries, and fiction films touching on social-economic issues in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. He also has worked with several NGOs on different film projects, among them; FilmAid International, World Food Program, Windle Trust Kenya, Population Services Kenya, and AMREF Health Africa. He has also directed award-winning Kenyan TV shows Pendo (2014-2016) and Pray & Prey (2014) among many others.

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