Creative Nestlings & Connect ZA presents Creative Hustles: A Moving Image with UK Filmmaker Shola Amoo in Johannesburg
For the Johannesburg talk we will be joined by 4 panelists on a discussion on the state of African filmmaking, South African filmmaking community, the business side (commercial vs independent), technological mediums such as VR, distributions and the difference/similarities between diaspora UK/local industries.
Zandi Tisani (SA): Zandi Tisani is a Johannesburg-based filmmaker with a background in the production of fine art, styling and photography but maintains a strong focus on screenwriting. In addition to commercial and branded content work, she has written, directed and starred in the pilot for her web series People You May Know, which was an official selection at Series Mania Paris 2017 and the New York Television Festival.
Shola Amoo (UK): Shola is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, his graduate film Touch won Shooting People’s Film of The Month competition, chosen by Oscar nominated cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Touch also toured the UK as part of The BFI’s Sci-Fi season.Shola’s debut feature is a multimedia Film called A Moving Image. It had its World Premiere at The LA Film Festival 2016 in competition for the World Fiction prize and received The Special Recognition Award at The Blackstar Film Festival in Philadelphia. It had its European Premiere at The BFI London Film Festival 2016 and is being released theatrically in the UK from the 28th April 2017 through Verve Pictures. Shola was commissioned by The British Council to direct a reinterpretation of Othello, called Dear Mr. Shakespeare. Shola is currently developing more feature projects, including a drama called The Last Tree with The BFI.
Kudi Maradzika: Kudi Maradzika graduated cum laude from the University of Cape Town with an Honor’s degree in Film Theory and Practice and with academic achievement on the Dean's Merit List and as a recipient of the prestigious Pete Katz Media Scholarship.
Kudi has produced sitcoms, drama, reality entertainment and scripted content for the past six years.
Versed in scripted format development, she has developed successful formats such as TLC Next Great Presenter 2016, a successful reality format for TLC and Discovery Networks International. This show broke broadcast records for TLC Africa with the highest rated slot for the 18+ target market. The series also won numerous Promax BDA awards.
Kudi is also an accomplished writer & actress, having written for shows such as Mzansi Magic's Sam Sokolo, sitcom My Perfect Family on SABC 1, as well as the SAFTA award winning TV comedy Skwizas.Kudi received a nomination in the Best Actress category for the 2006 African Film Academy awards.
Previously the Developmenth Producer for the International Emmy Award nominated company Lucky Bean Media, Kudi is now the Senior Development Producer at Okuhle Media, Cape Town's biggest TV Production company.
Kudi also works as a freelance writer having written for Mahala, Colors Magazine Italy, ELLE South Africa, Another Africa, Mail and Guardian and Chew Magazine.
With an inherent understanding of story and narrative, Kudi’s goal is to produce groundbreaking content with a great story at it's core.
Ndumiso Sibanda (SA/ZIM): Ndumiso is a film maker/Photographer who has established himself as a multidisciplinary artist across various visual mediums within the story verse. Although ever evolving he currently finds his heart Favoring enchanting authentic narratives with doccie like realism. Ndumiso began his Directing career at the helm of a few of South Africa’s most loved Tv shows before moving into the world of branded story telling.If you look closely the side profile of his head is shaped like the greatest continent on earth so its not surprising that Ndumiso has shot in over 50 countries and driven through the African continent from Cape Town to London by car. Ndumiso is also known as Omowale a Yoruba name given to him by Nigerian Artist and Chief Madame Nike Okundaye meaning "the child has come home”. A man driven by a Passion for people, food, culture and an addiction to constant creating that is only sobered by 15 minute power naps 8 hours apart.
Host: dillion s. phiri - Founder & CEO of Creative Nestlings
The audience will a chance to interact and engage very closely with the panel and the topic at this intimate setting. This is a great opportunity for creatives to connect & engage on their ideas, projects, and ideas on how they are using their creativity and tools to push the diverse African narratives in their own countries and work.
UK Filmmaker Shola Amoo will also be screening his award-winning, multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art.
A Moving Image is an award-winning multimedia feature film about gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist, as she returns to her community after a long absence - she is soon painted as a symbol of gentrification.As she struggles with her own complicity, we follow her mission to create a piece of art that can bring her community together. On her journey we speak to real people affected by gentrification in Brixton, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
Date: Saturday, 09 December 2017 | Time: 11 - 2:00pm
Venue: Hosted at Absa Experience
spark a conversation to create a better future, together.
Rosebank | The Zone | Shop G16 | Behind Hamely's
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For more information on the hustle contact:
Dillion S. Phiri | +2778 020 9936 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving the quality of life for young Africans through nurturing a creative, collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth on the on the African continent.