Damaris Irungu Ochieng’ Is an International Emmy award winning writer (2012) on a three platform digital category for Edutainment comic Shujaaz, Jongo Love Radio and TV Drama (children and young people category). She was born and bred in Nairobi, Kenya where she currently resides.
Her accomplishment as a Content developer/screenwriter/ Script editor saw her successfully steer 71 TV movies of different genres for MNET’s Africa Magic Original Films project. She wrote some of the films such as Kiberan Shakespeare, Sopi, Run honeymooners, Die husband die among others. (All available on Showmax) She has also written several movies for the Nigerian market such as Matchmaker, Tough Ladies.
Since her writing passion met the screens in 2007 she’s worked on several TV hit shows such as PEPETA, KONA, KINA, Kalasha awards winning shows Makutano Junction, Jastorina, Pray&prey, Mali, Sue and Johnnie, Crime &Justice(S2), Africa Magic viewer’s choice awards nominated show (2016) Nyumba 10, in her capacity as screenwriter, story developer and script editor.
She was also the creative producer and Headwriter for edutainment one hour magazine show for children airing on Citizen TV “The Know zone”. Which had animated bus stories and African tales. She also co-hosted the show and teaches math and English in the learning zone segment.
She’s also a Script writing facilitator at the Multi Choice Talent factory (East Africa), and a former lecturer at ADMI (Africa Digital Media Institute.) She also runs a week long Talent Campus, (teaching creative writing, acting and digital filmmaking) during the school holidays for kids and teens.
In 2021 Damaris won the Kenya Women in Film Awards category for Best Film Script Writer.
An alumnus of, The Development Executive Traineeship by Realness Institute and Netflix (2021), International Writers Lab (2021), Talent Durban 2019(Durban International Film Festival), and One fine day workshops.
She’s an author of a book on writing ‘ Get Writing, A beginner’s Guide From Idea To First Draft.’
When not working, she enjoys spending time in a competitive game of scrabble with her husband Ochieng’ and her two kids Imani and Jabari.