Noela Luka uses art to tell stories about community efforts to protect nature and the environment. She believes that art speaks a universal language and can communicate to everyone including young, old, literate and illiterate. Noela focuses on telling local stories that resonate globally mainly through film and comic book illustrations.
Since 2013, she has worked as a Producer and Director for TV shows such as Tazama and Project Green that both aired on KTN and Giving Nature a Voice that airs on NTV every Sunday. Noella has also collaborated with young Kenyans to fund and film award-winning documentaries. Her documentary film work has won best film and screened in Africa, Europe, and North America.
In 2018 Noela was appointed Africa Climate Change Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards Brand Ambassador.
In 2017 she won a grant to tell the underreported story of Vanishing Vultures in Kenya’s Masaai Mara region. Vanishing Vultures highlights the plight of special scavenger bird species on the verge of extinction.
In 2016 she produced and directed Against All Odds, which won the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards, TV category. Other documentaries she produced and directed include Climate Change Adaptation: Dakatcha Woodland (2015) and Life of Guides (2015) focusing on young animal protectors.
In 2016 Noela collaborated with youth from @TheLaikipian to script a comic book series on Human-Wildlife Conflict called Mending Fences that has reached over 20,000 students in over 60 schools and in 25 communities in Kenya’s Laikipia region.
Noela produced and directed a climate change documentary dubbed Blending in, in 2014. The documentary won various awards including the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) awards 1 st runners-up, won the USA CSR award at the Mohammed Amin Africa Media Awards. It also won at the Overlook 2014-5th CinemAvvenire Film Festival- Humans and other tales section and the Action4Climate Awards.
She had film experience in Kenya and the U.S