Kihire Kennedy

Kihire KennedyCountry: Uganda
film: Hepatit is the new HIV


Kihire Kennedy graduated with an Arts Degree in English Literature and Social Anthropology at Makerere University. This inspired the authorship of his other works that include: an e-book titled a Beautiful Poetic Pen and a radio drama titled Home to Community that was produced by Wiz Arts Media. After writing the SWAPPED film script, he was selected as a finalist to participate in the Maisha Annual Film lab 2010 where he became a Production Manager for the film BLACK HILL and later GUARDIAN ANGEL and SHOP GIRL with Akan Productions. He Produced and Directed SWAPPED in February 2011. In November 2011, he worked as an Assistant Director for the EVERYDAY PEOPLE movie. In early February 2012, he directed Makerere University’s 45 minutes student film-BREAKING THE MESH which premiered at the Zanzibar International film festival in 2012. Kihire has directed, produced and edited a couple of shortfilms and documentaries with an American film maker, Tony Angelo, on projects like GOTTO, AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE, ENEMY OF MY ENEMY, and I AM WHO I AM. He was also an Assistant Director on the 2011 prize winning short film-ME&MYSELF. He adapted the Julius Ocwinyo’s novel Fate of The Banished for the screen. In 2013, he assisted with directing a short film THE PRESENT. He wrote, directed and produced his latest film HANG OUT which premiered on 16th April, 2013 in Kampala and won an award of Best Actress in supporting role at the Pearl International Film Festival and aired on Africa Magic (M-NET). He has written and directed the short WATCH OVER ME (2013). In 2014, He produced films including Hepatitis the new HIV and other documentaries. In 2015-2016,he produced his feature film NEW INTENTIONS and directed a couple of television series and dramas such as The Hostel drama series,5 at Home, Are you not a Man, and Balikoowa in the City are the films that majorly air on NTV and Cote d’voire respectively.