Michelle Donde

Michelle is a photographer and filmmaker from Nairobi, Kenya. Her passion has always stemmed from her drive to tell stories. From a young age, she took up writing creative pieces. This developed into a love for photography; telling stories through a lens, which led her to her career in filmmaking. Her primary skills lie in scriptwriting, directing, cinematography and editing with a focus in narrative filmmaking – usually short films, one of which won three Kalasha Africa Awards in 2021. Other productions that she brings to life are commercials, documentaries and music videos. She strives to portray topics that will have a jarring, but powerful, impact on her audience; one that could possibly change their perspective on life. Pushing black, African, female stories to a wider audience has always been her main goal – to make our stories heard. She is working towards being an artist that changes the narrative.