Fame & Fortune: Mixing the art of film with business

BDLive | Asha Speckman:


AWARD-winning film director Khalo Matabane, whose productions include ‘Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon’ and the TV drama ‘When We Were Black’, talks to Asha Speckman

TELLING HIS STORIES: Khalo Matabane has been fortunate to make a living doing what he loves.

Why did you pursue this career?

I was born in a village in Limpopo, Ga-Mphahlele, and raised by my grandmother, who was a great storyteller. That’s where I developed my love for storytelling.

When I moved to Johannesburg, my best friend introduced me to movies. I watched all those kung-fu and action films. But it was Spike Lee’s film Do the Right Thing that changed my life. I knew then that I wanted to make films about my own experiences, history, sounds, dreams and nightmares…


Read full interview via source: http://www.bdlive.co.za/businesstimes/2015/02/01/fame-fortune-mixing-the-art-of-film-with-business

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