- Local film director, Thabang Moleya, shared an inspirational message to young students via social media
- He revealed that he grew up in Tembisa and often survived with an empty fridge while pursuing his film studies
- Moleya eventually got his big break and directed the hit movie, ‘Happiness is a four-letter word’
Local film director, Thabang Moleya, shared an inspirational message to young students via social media on Tuesday.
Moleya shared a short video along with this caption via twitter: “Any kid out there, whose studying film/tv & things are dam hard and u can’t see the light. Well this is the light. I’m a kid from Tembisa, who studied film and most days all I had was an onion in my fridge. But I held onto faith and didn’t give up.”
Briefly.co.za noted the impact his tweet had as it quickly went viral.
Moleya got his first glimpse of television at the tender age of 15 after MNET hired him as a presenter for K-TV.
He soon realised that he had a passion for working behind the lens and enrolled at the National School Of The Arts.
After some tough years, Moleya started earning numerous awards, such as the Best Short Film at Sithenghi Film Festival.
Eventually, he got his big break as director of the local blockbuster, Happiness Is A Four-Letter Word.
Tweeps reacted to his post positively and shared their appreciation for his words of encouragement.
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