Restless Talent Management signs writer-director Kivu Ruhorahoza


Restless Talent Management, the first global management company to focus on African talent, has signed Rwandese writer and director Kivu Ruhorahoza.

Ruhorahoza’s Things of the Aimless Wanderer, which he wrote, produced, shot and directed, will premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival – taking place from 22 January to 1 February 2015 – as part of the New Frontier program. The film will then have its European premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival which takes place from 21 January to 1 February.

Ruhorahoza’s first feature film, Grey Matter, received a Jury Special Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker and won the Best Actor award at the 2011 TriBeCa Film Festival. The film went on to win the Grand Prize at the Tubingen French Film Festival, the Best Director and Signis Awards at the Cordoba African Film Festival, the Jury Prize at the Khouribga African Film Festival, and several others.

His work has also been showcased at prestigious museums such as the MoMA in New York, the ICA in London, the Tate Modern (as part of Olafur Eliason’s Little Sun project) and at universities including the Bayreuth University, King’s College, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Michigan.

Next on Ruhorahoza’s agenda is another feature film project entitled Jomo. The project has already received a development grant from the Hubert Bals Fund and took part in the Atelier Cinemas du Monde at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the 2012 CineMart Rotterdam, and the Boost! Binger Film Lab.

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Chanelle Ellaya is the editor of Screen Africa. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2011. While writing is her passion, she has a keen interest in the media in various capacities. Chanelle is an avid social media networker and a firm believer in the power of social and online networking. Between writing and tweeting, she finds time to feed her love for live music.


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