Sunday, 13 September 2009
KENYAN WINS US DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Juliet Torome beat other super talented filmmakers to win the CineSource's first annual Flaherty Documentary Contest in August and featured on the front page of the magazine.
Juliet, 25, wrote a winning proposal for a webdoc (web documentary) where she wants to look at Oakland, California through an African’s eyes.
“Hundreds of contestants applied, all from the US especially from the Bay Area, which is the third biggest film industry in the US after Hollywood. The contest was very competitive and people wrote very good proposals and I’m thrilled to have emerged the winner.”
With a budget of Sh360, 000 for the three-day shoot, Juliet is rearing to go.
“The prize includes hiring a professional camera, sound person, videographer and editor. I will direct the film as well as do the interviews to cut down on the cost of additional crew.
Juliet is also this month’s cover girl on CineSource, a monthly American magazine that reports on all things cinema.
“Yes, I was featured on the front page of the magazine, it specializes on filmmakers only. It is a very popular magazine in California because this is where a lot of filmmakers are based,” said an excited Juliet.
More on Juliet's achievements
:: KENYAN CAUSING WAVES ON AMERICAN TV