WHERE IS THE HEALER?
FEATURE FILM | DEVELOPMENT | SOUTH AFRICA | 2025














FEELING PRESSURED BY HER UNFULFILLED potential, Casting director Lulama TURNS TO orchestratING 'miracles’ to make ends meet.


 
                                















South Africa houses the deepest mines on earth, most of them long-abandoned. Gangs visit violence upon each other deep underground, while myths speak of cannibals who stalk the forests above. For Fenya, the mines are the last place his father was ever seen. For the “Zama zama”, independent miners who plunge into the depths of the earth in search of riches, the dream of easy wealth is all too alluring.



HEAVEN REACHES DOWN TO EARTH
SHORT FILM | SOUTH AFRICA | 2020




“Narrated in vibrant, lyrical voiceover, the third film from director Tebogo Malebogo (Mthunzi, NYFF57) traces a transformative encounter between two friends, for whom a shared communion with the natural landscape catalyzes sensual and spiritual awakenings”.

   
- Film At Lincoln Center



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PRODUCED BY VANISHING ELEPHANT - 2020



NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS - CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL - CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR - FRAMELINE - ODENSE FILM FESTIVAL - REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - GLASGOW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - LEIDEN SHORTS: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT - PROVINCETOWN FILM FESTIVAL: BEST LGBT SHORT

MTHUNZI

SHORT FILM | SOUTH AFRICA | 2019









“Based on real facts and rooted in the current and past history of South Africa, Mthunzi is a movie under tension, both for the excellent performance of its actors and its impeccable image. Impressive by its strong subject matter − which resonates with our European reality − and important by its unstoppable effectiveness, Tebogo Malebogo’s first film undoubtedly reveals the talent of a promising filmmaker”.

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Locarno Film Festival



PREMIERED ON LE CINéMA CLUB  
RELEASED BY ONE STORY UP


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PRODUCED BY VANISHING ELEPHANT - 2019



LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL - NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL - SXSW - ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL - CARTHAGE FILM FESTIVAL: BRONZE TANIT - AFI FEST: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
WE BECOME A FIELD OF FLOWERS

SHORT FILM | USA | 2022










After breaking an unknown artifact, an archeology student comes to terms with the stories we will never know.

SUPPORTED BY BLACKTAG, ORSINI, NYC Parks, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY GRADUATE FILM DEPARTMENT

PRODUCED BY MARIANO DONGO, EMMA DOXIADI, JAMES GRACHOS, PETRUS VAN STADEN - 2022

NYU GRADUATE FILM SHOWCASE - untitled.lives