Describe yourself in a few words…
I am intelligent, composed and creative.
What do you do?
|Phillip Bresson [Photo:Martin Mukangu/Standard]|
I am a director of cinematography and a colourist by profession. My job is to direct how a scene is shot. Thus while a director is in charge of how the cast performs, my job is to ensure that the lighting is perfect and the shots taken capture the emotion of the scene. In the last three years, I have had a chance to try my hand in other areas in film and production. I have done everything from production, writing, to editing.
What shows have you worked on?
I have worked on Changing Times, Muheshimiwa, Track Masters and Comedy Club. I have also done advertisements for Aki Road Safety and KTN.
How did you get into the production industry?
After school, I had this long list of things I wanted to do. I wanted to get into the film industry, do music videos. I also wanted to do pro-bono documentaries. In 2006, I got my first job to head an Internet television station for Mars Group. It was so huge that within three months, it was being picked up by international media like BBC. It was a great learning experience for me.
When did you meet Jennifer Gatero and form your company, Insignia?
I met Jennifer Gatero around the same time I got my first job. We discovered that we had the same dreams and vision and so formed Co-Insignia in 2006. While Jennifer is a great script writer (she wrote Better Days), I am able to translate and bring her vision to life on screen.
What challenges do you face in your line of work?