A female director was unheard of a few years back, but women are taking over, one industry at a time. The director’s chair has seen a lot more women over the year and they are making their mark and changing industry norms.
Entering a male dominated industry like directing, is not child’s play. Women have to work that much harder to make a name for themselves and gain a seat at the table, reported ZAlebs.
Women are slowly but surely making their mark as directors and they are killing it. Some of 2018’s best work has been produced by females and we could not be more proud.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Mzansi’s film industry has also seen the rise of female producers who are breaking bounds.
We take a look at five South African female directors that have been doing the most:
1. Mmabatho Montsho
This beaut started her journey in the world of entertainment as an actress. Mzansi knows her best from her roles in Generations and Rhythm City. However, she has moved onto directing and is responsible for eTV’s Scandal, a short film called The Grooms Price and Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown. She is by far one of SA’s most influential female directors.
2. Nthabi Tau
Tau also started out as an actress and made a name for herself staring on Muvhango. She is now a director on SABC 3’s infamous Isidingo. She’s those climbing levels.
3. Brenda Mukwevho
Making her name as an actress on Muvhango ,Brenda has worked her way up and taken a seat at the directors table. She has worked on eTV’s Rhythm City and a short film called Moseto. This is only the start of greater things to come.
4. Kekelesto Mphuthi
Like most, she started out as an actress, making her name on Soul City. She has directed eTV’s Ashes to Ashes and SABC 3’s well-known Isidingo. Keke is phenomenal at what she does and her roots are grounded deep in directing.
5. Krijay Govender
Best known for her comical side, Krijay has dipped her directing toe into many pots. eTV’s Rhythm City, SABC 3’s High Rollers and SABC 1’s Thandeka’s Diary, are just a few of the shows that she has worked on as a director.
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