Flying High and Abroad: Mmabatho Montsho to Direct Film in the US

Flying High and Abroad: Mmabatho Montsho to Direct Film in the US

- Mmabatho Montsho is going to direct a film in Seattle, US and the director is excited to head this project

- Mmabatho will be re-telling a story that was written by Lindiwe Suttle and was inspired by the script

- Things are looking up for the director as she is getting the international recognition that she deserves

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Mmabatho Montsho has had a film of hers broadcast in the US and now she's going to get the chance to direct in the country. Mmabatho has been given the job of directing a story written by Lindiwe Suttle, titled Desmond’s Not Here Anymore.

Lindiwe, who is talk show veteran Felicia Mabuza-Suttle's daughter won the 2019 HollyShorts Screenplay competition for the screenplay and now Mmabatho is going to get the chance to re-tell the story through her own lens.

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The film is scheduled to shoot in Seattle, US starting from July. Mmabatho is honoured to be given this chance and was impressed when she read the script for the film.

Flying high and abroad: Mmabatho Montsho to direct film in the US
Mmabatho Monstho is honoured to get the chance to direct a film in the United States. Image: @montshotheblack
Source: Instagram
“Lindiwe’s writing is breathtaking, and her way with characters and world-building is reminiscent of Toni Morrison; it invites you to walk hand-in-hand with each character as they work through their personal horrors in search of true healing," she told SowetanLIVE.

Mmabatho also said that she's looking forward to bringing the experience of the play on the screen.

The director and actress is going to get the chance to work with some new faces abroad and is excited for the journey ahead of her.

Briefly News previously reported that Mmabatho Montsho celebrated the accomplishment of bagging a Master's Degree. Mzansi filmmaker and actress Mmabatho Montsho is celebrating an amazing accomplishment.

The entertainer has just bagged herself a Master of Arts degree in Writing for Script and Screen from Falmouth University. Taking to Instagram, Mmabatho posted a picture of her degree and was beaming with pride. She captioned her post:

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“Over a year and some dramatic synchronicities later, the kid finally arrives. Lighting a candle of gratitude."

A number of Mzansi television stars congratulated Mmabatho for her achievement and are proud of her. The actress started off her career playing Lumka Dlomo in the now-defunct Generations.

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