Kizito Samuel Saviour born as Kizito Samuel is a nominee in the African Movie Academy Awards 2017 in the category of Best First Feature Film by a Director and in the Uganda Viewer's Choice Movie Awards 2017 in the category of Best Director for his directing debut Bunjako which he also wrote.
Kizito Samuel 'Saviour' is a Ugandan filmmaker who majors in Producing, Writing and Directing, he possesses other skills like Photography, Cinematography, Film editing and Acting among others, he is also a filmmaking mentor to a number of upcoming filmmakers in Uganda.
Born and raised in Kampala, Uganda, February 22nd 1994, he began his career as an actor, publicist and blogger and graduated to screenwriting, producing and directing within the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
He has worked with several companies as a screenwriter, producer, director, film consultant, production assistant, sound recordist, cinematographer, editor and more. He started as an actor when he joined an acting group/ company in Uganda "Sky Limited Entertainment" in 2013 from where he acquired the skills of screenwriting hence graduating into a screenwriter.
Having been a commercial publicist before, he was introduced to the film-making world when he joined the National Theatre based Film Club Uganda in the year 2014 from which he has operated as a general Public Relations personnel and assistant to its President of Film Club up-to date.
During the early years of film club, he was cast in a cameo role in the award winning Ugandan movie "WAKO" of Zaron Motion Pictures and being a screenplay writer, he wrote a number of screenplays most of which were produced by Havy Media including short films "Desk Review" and "Wande" in the year 2015, he later worked as a sound recordist for a short film "Mulalama" By Nathan Yueh and its still during this time that he joined The Ghetto Film Project, an organization that mentors ghetto kids into film and from here he was cast in its two short films "Crafts: Value of Life" and "Silent Depression".
In early 2015 he opened up a Ugandan film themed blog-site samuelsaviour.wordpress.com a blog that's commonly known as a source for Ugandan cinema updates and its through this blog that he attained a role of "Film Critic" in the film industry, he also started working on a feature film project titled "Abagoba Ebirooto - The Dream Chasers" as a producer and co-writer which is expected to be out in the year 2017.
By late 2015 he embarked onto another project as a writer and director of the feature horror film titled "Bunjako" which happened to be his first directorial debut that was produced by Teez Studios Limited. This film has been turned into a sequel and he's in plans of being the writer and director of the next Bunjako Two.
Through the year 2016, he produced a short film titled "Pregnant Woman Stabs Husband Dead" directed by Malcolm Bigyemano that was nominated in the Best Short Film Category of Uganda Film Festival 2016.
Still in the year 2016, he wrote a feature film "In The Neighborhood that was produced by Havy Media, this premiered in mid 2016.
In the year 2017, he embarked on another journey as a director where he co wrote and directed a feature film "Extra Time" being done as a tribute film to one legendary Ugandan film actor, this was followed by another feature film he co wrote and directed titled "The Forbidden" produced by the Red Pictures Production Company.
He also produced a feature documentary film "Boxinema" that's currently running in the Film Festival realm, edited a short film "Virtuality" and a documentary film "Kampala Express "
Still in the year 2017, he directed and edited a short film "April Baby " by LEPA Africa Production Company.
Unique traits: I am open to all kinds of story telling by creating a blend of various forms of art to make a stronger and powerful visual story that's associated with more than just one element or perspective, I believe that each project I work on is different from the previous or the next, and I respect the fact that different people can express each element differently, the world we live in is prone to responding to audio visual works. I am always looking forward to telling and creating films that have something positive to say. I am always humbled and honored that my films reach many audiences and share a story they may not have known before. My hope is to carry on this inspiration to others.
Film (Drama, Family, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Producer "BUNJAKO" follows a story of a University Course Unit class students with differences in life that plan to go for a camp fire trip together with their lecturer, on their way to the camp fire they come across a thick forest which they have to go through to make it to their destination, their travel vehicle breaks down and they decide to make it through on foot not knowing that they are moving through a haunted forest with a killing evil spirit and human-like carnivores which feed on animal and human flesh. They have just one night to move through the forest, one of them gets possessed with the evil spirit which makes her turn into its killing machine that kills both the students and the carnivores, confusion runs through the two groups, the carnivores think the students are killing them and at the same time the students think the carnivores are killing them, either party has to either keep away or attack the other for revenge, the battle continues.
Film (Short and Drama) Actor Malcolm walks around the city trying to find himself and keenly studies life patterns among the youth his age only to realize the common factor among all was over usage of smartphones. He relates this to himself only to find out there is a connection between smartphones and depression.