Toni Kamau

Award-winning Creative Producer, Writer and Founder of We are not the machine


Toni Kamau is a PGA, IDA and Peabody nominated producer and a member of the Academy for Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. As an award-winning producer, writer and founder of We Are Not the Machine, a Nairobi-based production company, she tells stories of outsiders, rebels and change-makers. Her past credits include half-hour documentaries for Al Jazeera, MTV Europe and BBC Africa. 

The Sundance Special Jury prize winner and POV co-production  “Softie”, produced by Toni and directed by Sam Soko, premiered at Sundance in 2020 in the World Cinema Documentary Feature Competition and was selected as the opening night film at Hot Docs 2020.. “I am Samuel”, a feature produced by Toni and directed by 2019 Rory Peck winner Pete Murimi recently had its world premiere at the 2020 edition of Hot Docs and its European premiere at BFI London Film Festival. 

Toni is currently in production on a feature documentary that explores the impact of climate change and in development on factual episodic content, including the documentary series “Post-Colonial” which recently received development funding from the Kenya Film Commission.