emotive | cinematic | palpable | evocative
Zwelethu spent his youth on a BMX, with an 8mm camcorder making films. After a brief venture as Lance ‘Zulu’ Klusener, filmmaking stuck. He’s been stamping his passport ever since, shooting in nine countries across Africa and Europe.
: : Gold Loerie
: : Best Foreign Film at Oscar-qualifying LA Shorts Fest
: : 2019 Cannes Lions shortlist
: : 2019 One Show Merit Award
: : Shots UK Feature
: : Mail & Guardians 200 Young South Africans
The Low Down
: : Zwelethu is a partner and shareholder in Egg Films where he is represented for commercials and films.
Many a newlywed – man or woman – has suddenly come face to face with the other side of romance and love … that if you settle down with someone (married or not), they come with baggage. And that baggage is called family.
Zweletu’s collaboration with Ogilvy Cape Town resulted in a beautifully crafted and impactful film that supports a worthy initiative by Carling Black Label. ‘A Class of its Own’ honours a group of Champions with gold inside who are going back to school to get their Matric.
The brief was to tell the true-life story of an orphan who loses everything and becomes a father to the fatherless. It’s rare to find stories such as this being told in conventional advertising and we really wanted the work not to feel traditional, rather we wanted it to have a motion picture texture in each and every detail.