Wanjiru Njendu
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Wanjiru Njendu is an award-winning filmmaker whose creative imagination earned her the nickname 'Magic' at a young age. Her films have played in over 100 Festivals.

Her award-winning short film Boxed which has played over 150 film festival selections, with numerous wins and nominations. Boxed was selected for the 2021-2022 Nuits en Or - Académie des César.

Boxed won Best Short Film At the Hague Global Film Festival and the African Movie Academy Awards. In 2021 Boxed was also honored with the Abraham Lincoln Award for Best film on Liberty and Equality by the Chicago International Indie Film Festival that is organized by the American Film Society.
Wanjiru was honored by the Roxbury International Film Festival with the 2021 Rox Vision Award.

Wanjiru is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars)

Wanjiru directed a horror short Stray, which was acquired by 20th Digital Studios with a feature option and she was the shadowing director on the Netflix series “Daybreak”.

She recently filmed a docs-series Built for Good Africa on Green Buildings in Africa and is developing several scripted film and television projects.