Talent Guide

Salome Mulugeta

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2017


Salome Mulugeta is an award-winning American storyteller, filmmaker, director, actor, producer journalist, and writer, known for her film Woven, a LA Film Festival World Premiere Feature.

Mulugeta was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At an early age, she left Ethiopia to attend a boarding school for girls in Bedford, England, where she won many prestigious acting competitions — including receiving Outstanding Performer of the Year. She was hailed as a “forceful talent.”

Mulugeta directs and produces commercials and independent short stories. Her Ethiopian Airlines commercial (for the number 1 airline in Africa) went viral after its release. She contributes content for the US-based Africa Channel. She has produced and directed shows for The African Restaurant Week, Muziki Ni, and currently directs and hosts a show called A Day in the Life of. Productions with Coke Studios, Coca Cola extends her multifaceted media and production experience, professionally and internationally, and includes a Coca Cola, Africa, Commercial.

Mulugeta received a coveted role in the acclaimed film, Baby of the Family, a film based on the New York Times bestselling novel Baby of the Family. The film was directed by the award winning Jonee’ Ansa. Other film roles include He’s Way More Famous Than You. Mulugeta also served as a reporter for an online TV magazine.

In September 2016, Mulugeta was awarded the Achievement and Perseverance Award by the Women’s Journey Foundation. Vibe Magazine featured Mulugeta and Woven’s story, and My New York Eye awarded her the title “Artist of the Month.”

Current Project

Addis Abeka


Abeka, a ten year old Ethiopian boy, embarks on a journey to find his brother after he loses his family.