[Listen] Young SA film maker scoops international awards against all odds

CapeTalk's Africa Melane speaks to Siphiwe "SJ" Myeza-Mhlambi, a young film director already making strides in the industry.

At 23, Siphiwe has already won a number of awards and made partner at 7Filmsm where he got his big break.

His short piece,Chasing the Dragon recently won gold in the Health and Wellness category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France.

Watch Chasing the Dragon below:

Listen to Siphiwe speak to Africa Melane about his journey to becoming a successful film director at a young age.

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Khoi story Krotoa hits cinemas this weekend

Khoi story Krotoa hits cinemas this weekend

Ray White spoke to Director Roberta Durrant on the story about a Khoi girl who went on to become Jan Van Riebeeck’s interpreter.

Local film 'Krotoa' sparks debate about cultural heritage, colonial history

Local film 'Krotoa' sparks debate about cultural heritage, colonial history

Film Director Roberta Durrant says 'Krotoa' explores identity politics and provokes a dialogue about heritage in South Africa.

Eerstewater: In search of the wellspring, showing at the Labia until 3 August

Eerstewater: In search of the wellspring, showing at the Labia until 3 August

The documentary is written by Hélène Smit and Pluto Panoussis, director of the Open Window Film School in Centurion.

Inspiring SA duo shares true story that spawned book and big screen hit

Inspiring SA duo shares true story that spawned book and big screen hit

South African athletes Piers Cruickshanks and Siseko Ntondini tell the real story that inspired the local film 'Beyond the River'.

Parole for OJ Simpson could signal a reality channel

Parole for OJ Simpson could signal a reality channel

Fallen American football icon, OJ Simpson, has been granted parole for armed robbery after serving 9 years in prison.

Ten years ago 7% of cinema goers were black, today that number is nearly 70%

Ten years ago 7% of cinema goers were black, today that number is nearly 70%

Hollywood vs Bollywood vs Nollywood vs Egoliwood - SA film industry gurus chat to Eusebius McKaiser about the local film scene.

How setting the record straight changed the life of historian Deborah Lipstadt

How setting the record straight changed the life of historian Deborah Lipstadt

Renowned Holocaust historian Prof Deborah Lipstadt recounts the book and legal battle that changed the course of her life forever.

The ship bell of the SS Mendi discovered decades after the ship went down

The ship bell of the SS Mendi discovered decades after the ship went down

The SS Mendi sank in sank 1917 killing about 616 mostly black South Africans soldiers fighting in Word War I.

5 reasons why you have to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5 reasons why you have to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There are many more reasons, but we only need five to convince you...

Popular articles
Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

Why Sisulu and Dlamini-Zuma aren't suitable Presidential candidates: analyst

ANC branch in the Eastern Cape, Z.R Mahabana, has launched a campaign backing Lindiwe Sisuslu as an ANC presidential candidate.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

[WATCH] New adapted national anthem by students

[WATCH] New adapted national anthem by students

Fees Must Fall activists singing the national anthem with a new melody and phrases calling it a 'decolonised national anthem'.

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

‘I started my thriving business with R5000 (and made a profit in the 1st month)’

After 3 years there are 3 Nic Harry stores (incl online) that sell 100 000 pairs of socks in over 20 countries around the world.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?