July has been good to Egg Films’ Zwelethu Radebe, who’s taken home four awards in
the last three weeks.
Zwelethu directed The Butterfly Effect commercial as part of M&C Saatchi
Abel’s South African launch campaign for Strongbow, which won a Silver Apex Award
for creative effectiveness. M&C Saatchi says it was “the most successful launch
globally for the Heineken Company” in 2016.
Zwelethu also wrote and directed The Hangman, which won Best Short Film
and an Sembene Ousmane Award for Excellence in Filmmaking and African
Storytelling at Zanzibar International Film Festival, as well as Best South African Short
Film at Durban International Film Festival a week later. The Hangman is the
story of Khetha (Thato DH Dhladla), a black prison warder guarding black inmates in
Pretoria Central Prison’s gallows near the end of Apartheid, whose job is further
complicated when his estranged father (Khulu Skenjana) is transferred to Death Row.
Zwelethu directed both The Butterfly Effect and The Hangman before
joining Egg Films.
Watch: The Butterfly Effect
The Hangman trailer
See more of Zwelethu’s work on the Egg Films' website