Spotlight: Alumnus Kelbessa Megersa

Sandscribe has sent many of its graduates out into the film industry in Ethiopia, and we are adding more each graduation. Sandscribe alumnus, Kelbessa Megersa, says that the intensive training at Sandscribe equipped him wih the necessary tools for filmmaking and encouraged him to move forward as a screenwriter and director. Post Sandscribe, he wrote and directed Dheebuu (Thirst), an 80-episode drama series. Watch the trailer in our video gallery. Dheebu was bought by Oromia TV and now airs twice a week in Ethiopia.  Kelbessa…

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Mentorship Program

Sandscribe is excited to announce its new mentorship program! Grace Jackson and Josh Penn Soskin are husband-and-wife filmmakers and  founders of House Blend Media, a boutique film and commercial production company based in Los Angeles.  Inspired by what Sandscribe is doing, they rounded up a number of their filmmaker colleagues and pitched the idea of mentoring students in Addis. And so the mentorship program was born. The 10-week program pairs a mentor (a working filmmaker in the US) with a Sandscribe student…

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