Founded in February 2015 by Marie Lora-Mungai and registered in Los Angeles, California, Restless Global is focused on the development, financing, production and distribution of Africa-inspired film & television projects for an international audience.
Restless Global also advises international companies and VOD platforms on content sourcing, development, production, distribution and sales across the continent.
Prior to founding Restless Global, Marie ran Buni Media, a production company she co-founded in Kenya in 2008 with the cartoonist Gado. In 2009, Marie and Gado co-created and launched THE XYZ SHOW, a political satire television show with puppets inspired by SPITTING IMAGE and LES GUIGNOLS DE L’INFO. THE XYZ SHOW quickly became one of the most popular programs in Kenya, attracting 10 million viewers on television, radio, mobile and the internet. Today the show is still going strong after 12 seasons.
In 2012, Marie founded Buni.tv, one of the pioneers of African VOD which reached 30,000 registered users before being acquired by Trace (MTG group) in 2016.
In 2014 Marie and Gado created and launched OGAS AT THE TOP, a Nigerian version of THE XYZ SHOW, which immediately went viral.
The same year Marie and Ten10 Films’ Tendeka Matatu founded talent agency Restless Talent Management. In line with the company’s commitment to develop African film & TV talents, Marie has hosted RTM’s flagship pitch event The Restless Pitch and its accompanying How To Pitch workshop in 7 countries across Africa and Europe, helping to unearth and mentor a new generation of African filmmakers.