Elelwani

technical information

2012; South Africa; Drama, Women; 103 minutes; DCP, HDCAM-SR; 1:2.35; 5.1 mix; Original Language: Tshivenda; Subtitles: English

credits

Director
Ntshavheni Wa Luruli
Writer
Ntshavheni Wa Luruli
D.O.P.
Lance Gewer
Editor
Aryan Kaganof
Music
Christopher Letcher
Executive Producer
Ketso Gordhan, Florence Masebe
Production Company
Shadowy Meadows Production Blackboard Trust
Co-Producer
Jyoti Mistry
Producer
Florian Schattauer

cast

Elelwani
Florence Masebe
Vele
Ashifashabba Muleya
Thovhele
Vusi Kunene
  • Ntshavheni Wa Luruli

Ntshavheni Wa Luruli

After completing a BA in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Ntshavheni went on to study a master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University under the tutorship of Milos Forman. Winning the Paramount Picture Writing Award in 1989 with Rambani, Ntshavheni then worked as assistant director to Spike Lee on features including MALCOLM X, and Jungle Fever. Ntshavheni wrote THE RAINBOW CALLABASH, a feature -length film for SABC in 1994 and was Head Writer for 26 episodes drama series SUCCESS/KGATELOEPE, for SABC in 1996. He directed Chikin Biznis in 1999 for M-Net. Ntshavheni is also a lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Film and Television at the University of Johannesburg. In 2004, his film THE WOODEN CAMERA won the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale for Best Youth film.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2003
The Wooden Camera
1999
Chikin Biznis: The Whole Story!
TV Series
1994
Soul City
photo of Ntshavheni Wa Luruli
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