Matshepo Maja

Production Company: Star Films
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Matshepo, is one half of a co-directing team called Phi, partnering with Jonathan Parkinson at The Star Film Company. She comes from 8 years of production experience in both local and international commercials. Matshepo first entered the industry as a junior commercials director at a Cape Town based service production company after having graduated at ADFA Jhb with a BA in directing & writing. It was only after being awarded her first Brand TVC for MTN Zambia at the mere age of 24, that her client base grew to the likes of Standard Bank, Zurich Insurance and Unilever Global for Pacific 7 London. Eventually this experience earned her spot as a 2nd unit director on an international commercial for Fortune Promo 7 Middle East.

Matshepo always knew her passion lay in directing since a young girl, with a passion for all things character and performance pieces, as well as a love for speculative fiction and magical realism genres.