Wanjiru Njendu is an award-winning filmmaker of Kenyan descent based in Los Angeles. Her creative imagination earned her the nickname ‘Magic’ at a young age. Her African and American upbringing influences her approach as a writer and director for film and television enabling her to have a versatile voice in both African stories and Western stories. This versatility led to her being chosen as a finalist in the Producer’s Guild of America Diversity workshop. Wanjiru’s film credits include several award-winning short films, which have played in over 60 festivals. Her films have been shown internationally at Festivals in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and East Africa, nominated for an African Movie Academy award and screened at Creative Artists Agency as part of a selected showcase curated by industry executives, managers and agents.
Her thesis documentary short film, Safari ya Jamhuri: The Journey to Freedom, was used to provide evidence for a lawsuit against the British Government by the MAU MAU colonial war survivors from Kenya. Wanjiru has studio experience having worked for both Disney Studios in various areas and Universal Pictures’ Creative Marketing. She is currently working on getting her first feature film, a comedy horror financed.