About Content House

Content House is a collective of Kenyan filmmakers, artists and writers formed to create and distribute content on subjects that were in the public interest, yet were underrepresented in the mainstream media.

Content House seeks to bring to the public domain stories that would not otherwise find their way into the media and also find innovative ways of delivering the content through film, radio print, as well as emerging media platforms and making sure it finds the widest possible audience. Content House also trains a new generation of writers and filmmakers.

The Team

Jackie Lebo
Team Lead
Jackie Lebo is a filmmaker, writer and inveterate traveller. In 2012 she wrote and produced the documentary Gun to Tape, a film following 800M World Record Holder David Rudisha and Marathon World Champion Edna Kiplagat in the run-up to the London Olympics. The film was nominated for Best Documentary at the Africa Movie Academy Awards and was an official selection at Zanzibar International Film Festival and Africa in Motion Film Festival. In 2015 Jackie directed a The Last Fight, a film on the once great Kenyan boxing team. The film won Best Documentary at the Kalasha International Film Festival. Jackie has also served as curator for a photo exhibition titled Kenya’s Olympic Journey. She is currently working on a film on natural resources in Northern Kenya.

Roy Gachuhi
Senior Writer/ Producer
Roy Gachuhi has worked as a journalist for over 30 years holding senior positions in two of Kenya’s major media houses – Nation Media Group where he was Sports Editor and The Standard Group where he was Associate Editor. He started his career at the Stellascope Group where wrote on sports for The Weekly Review, The Nairobi Times and Rainbow, a children’s magazine. He has covered many international sports competitions including the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the All-Africa Games as well as the Confederation of Africa and CECAFA football tournaments. He has won several journalism awards for his reporting and feature writing. Roy is the founder of the East Africa School of Journalism where he served as Director until December 2010. Kickoff!, his book on Kenyan Football was published in 2018.

Chelagat Tum
Chelagat Tum is a producer at Content House. She started out in the film industry as an art department assistant and production coordinator in 2008. She has worked on projects including the feature films Rugged Priest, The First Grader and Unicef’s Save a Child campaign. Since 2012 she has worked as a Producer and Production Manager for projects such as Safaricom’s Capture Kenya, a photography series on the country, Kenya Navy at 50 and the award winning feature documentaries Gun to Tape and The Last Fight. She is currently producing two feature documentaries – Turkana: Race for Resources and The Birds and The Bees.

Sylvia Okoth
Impact Manager
Sylvia Okoth is an Impact Manager/Producer at Content House. In a previous life, she worked in research, and administration before entering the film industry in 2015. Since then she has worked on a number of local productions in continuity and as a production assistant. She currently oversees impact campaigns for various projects at Content House including Turkana: Race for Resources. In 2018, she became a Docubox grantee and has embarked on an exciting journey of developing and directing her first documentary feature exploring sex and sexuality education in Kenya titled The Birds and The Bees.

Njeri Mwangi
Production Assistant
Njeri Mwangi is an honours graduate of the Technical University of Mombasa in journalism and mass communication. She joined Content House as a Digital Marketing Intern and is currently working as a Producer in digital marketing. She recently entered the film industry as a production assistant and is currently working on an artists’ exchange project that brings together artists from Kenya, Uganda and Australia. In her spare time, she loves to travel and discover new places.