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Long Term Film and TV Production Project in Kenya

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Northlink Productions

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Northlink Productions is a community organization, setup 2 years ago by a number of filmmakers. NLP wants to cover all aspects of production. NLP hopes to support, train and build the film talent among youth and to translate their passion into the actual film production.

Through our extensive film programmes, we produce short documentaries on social issues (see organisation profile). By presenting them to the community, we believe that we are working towards community development.

In Turkana County, there are large gaps in knowledge and expertise, as well as in technical skills, in the film and TV production field. This has nothing to do with talent and motivation of many young students in the sector, but it has everything to do with a lack of film industry-geared education and training in general. There is a lack of:
• Training in industry-recognized creative and production roles
• Mentorship from seasoned industry professionals
• No meaningful work experience on quality production

Turkana county is located in the Northern part of Kenya, and is one of the largest counties. Turkana has the largest number of unemployed youth. Turkana people are mainly herders. Most youth after completing their secondary education level lack funds to continue for further studies, and instead they are scattered in the streets. The above initiative was started to fully help in ensuring the youth are equiped with the basic skills in film to change the community.

What is your project and how will it help?

Our project is on-going, as it is included in everything our organisation does. However, we hope to specifically engage and help the youth in our community.
Through film we engage several youth to actively participate in film making activities, and help create employment for the youth. Our organisation provides 12 months core training from key industry people who volunteer with us. We hope many continue in the film making field.

Some things we hope our project will achieve include
• Developing the youth’s talents, skills and careers in the community.
• Educating the youth through mass awareness.
• Preventing the youth from human trafficking and child labour in the community.
• Creating employment for youth through their talents.
• Promoting the youths talents through film
• Identify their talents in different fields i.e., music, drama and film industry.
• Educating the community on important current issues, as stated above.

To continue our work, our organisation needs to update our technology, including computers for editing as well as film cameras.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

People can partner with us by providing goods, or funds for goods, to continue our projects.

We also would love mentors and teachers for our film students.

Please detail the resources that you need.

To implement these goals, our group needs to be supported by technical equiptment. This is:

- Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15.4’’T - Apple iMac 27’’ - LaCie harddrive 2TB lacie professional 8TB X2 2big 4-bay Thunderbolt in Drive Rack w/cables 9000246 - Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1 Megapixel DSLR Camera – Black (Body only) - Canon 70-300 mm F4.5-5.6 DO Zoom Lens, Caps, Hood – Clean

The following is a list of the items,descriptions and thier prizes;-

(1.)Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15.4’’ (October 2013) 3.00 GB/256GB/16GB-2 YEAR APPLECARE, Editing computer
-Processor Type Intel core i7 4th generation
-Processor speed 3.00GHz
-RAM memory; 16GB
-Hard drive capacity ; 256GB
-Product family; MacBook Pro retina display
-Screen size; 15.4’’
-Apple mac OS X 10.9,Mavericks
02 pcs @ US $3,177.97 = US $ 6355.94

(2.)LaCie harddrive 2TB lacie professional 8TB X2 2big 4-bay Thunderbolt in Drive Rack w/cables 9000246
- Interface ; ThunderBolt, USB 3.0
- Features; Drop Resistant, Rugged, USB – powered
- Shop ; FP – outlet
01pcs @ US $221.95

(3.)Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1 Megapixel DSLR Camera – Black (Body only)
-Camera Type; Digital SLR
-Sensor resolution ; 21.1 megapixel
- screen size 3’’
-sensor size 24 × 36 mm
- sensor type; CMOS
01 pc @ US $1,351.99

(4.)Canon 70-300 mm F4.5-5.6 DO Zoom Lens, Caps, Hood – Clean
- Focal length type; Zoom
- Type ; Telephoto
- Brand ; Canon
Focal length ; 70 – 300 mm
01 pc @ US $749.99

(5.) Apple iMac 27’’ 3.5 ghz Quad Core i7 1TB Fusion 32gb Memory Ram 780M 4GB
-Product family ; I MAC
- Screen size ; 27’’
-Processor Type ; intel core i7 4th Generation
-Processor speed ; 3.50 ghz
-RAM memory ; 32 GB
-Hard drive ; 1 TB
-Operating system ; Mac OS X 10.8,Mountain lion
01 pcs @ US $3,049.00

US $

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Kenya

Global issues

Arts and culture; Community development; Education and training; Job creation all (4)




  • Contact details exchanged
    17 Aug 2017 08:05 GMT

    Unverified non-profit organisation

    Harshaan Kartha says: Hi,
    I am an independent filmmaker. My showreel can be found at
    I have film making skills such as screenwriting, cinematography, editing, and direction. Please let me know how I can be of help.
    Regards, Harshaan Kartha