Director and photographer Ndumiso Sibanda has joined Ola! Films; a storyteller with a strong visual eye, a deep love of Africa and its people and a passion for filmmaking that stays with you long after you’ve met him.
Captivated by South Africa’s creativity and fashion, director Meja Shoba brings a playful vibrancy and a keen eye for aesthetics to the Ola! Films roster. Wonderfully irreverent while determined to subvert stereotypes and challenge assumptions, Meja says ‘There is more to representation than showing a Gogo doing the washing.’
From choreographing adults dancing inside recycling bins in Istanbul to mapping out the final steps to a sequence 35 000 feet above the ground, when it comes to Director Amy Allais, nothing surprises us. We pinned down this frequent flyer who shared some of the behind the scenes moments from her work.
After an hour of chatting with Director TAKEZITO from Ola! Films we realised two things: One - we are incredibly out of touch with what is cool, and two - TAKEZITO is determined to accurately represent the youth market by creating iconic imagery that pushes African popular culture to new heights. This is a journey into directing that we did not see coming…yo! (At least we try okay)
Directors Justice Mukheli and Amy Allais from Ola! Films are making their next move count. Introducing Chess - a fresh proposition to directing by two fearless artists. Let the games begin!