Jackline Emali Asava
Screenwriter, Producer and Editor
Jackline Emali is a Screenwriter, Producer and Editor. She’s the Secretary of Kenya Scriptwriters Guild, founding member and head of Chap Chap Shooters Productions.
She’s attended numerous film-based training with Women Make Movies, Maisha Film Lab, Kenya Film Commission, East African Film Network, Mohamed Amin foundation, and. Kenya National Youth Talent Academy.
Jackline has been involved in the development, writing and production of several Feature and short films, TV series and radio projects.
As head of workshop committee for Kenya Scriptwriters Guild, she has been involved in running scriptwriting workshops with 27th European Film festival, that lead to the development and production of a short film “Ex’s Current”.
Her Feature films scripts “Miss Detective” and “Garbage Chief” have been produced and aired on M-net Africa Magic. She has writing credits for “Sumu la Penzi”, and “Jane and Abel” TV series that aired on Africa Magic.
Her short film with “The Box” was awarded the Best Short Film at the 2015 Coast Film Festival. Her proof of concept short film “On Your Marks” was awarded a laurel during 2017 Miami Epic Film Festival in Miami, Florida. It is now in development as a feature film and plans are underway for production.
Last year, she collaborated in the production of a feature film “Alone” that addresses mental health disorders. The movie is set to be released end of March.