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Tendeka Matatu

Afrique du Sud
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Tendeka is one of South Africa’s most prolific feature film producers, who develops and produces films through his company Ten10 Films based in London and Cape Town.

His credits include the award-winning Max & Mona and Abyss Boys; the South African box office hits Material and Crazy Monkey; and the action-drama epic Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, which was South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards Foreign Language category in 2008.

Tendeka’s films have premiered at major film festivals including Berlin, Toronto, Palm Springs, Rotterdam, Busan and London.

Over and above production, Ten10 Films is involved in distribution across the African continent. Recent releases include White Wedding, Imani, The Hillside Crowd, The End of the Line, Fire in Babylon, and the award-winning documentary, The Other Side of Life.



TENDEKA MATATU – started his film career as an assistant director, working on numerous feature films and TV series’ in Zimbabwe and London. He then spent a number of years production managing commercials and music videos for Tony Kaye’s London company, K Films. In his spare time he produced his first short film « That Sinking Feeling ».
Since then Tendeka produced several feature films, in South Africa, including, the multi award winning « Max & Mona » by Teddy Mattera, the box office hit, « Straight Outta Benoni », « Footskating 101 » and most recently the gangster epic « Jerusalema », directed by Ralph Ziman, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival. Tendeka was also involved in Richard E Grant’s directorial debut « Wah Wah » Tendeka now lives between Edinburgh and Johannesburg, he is currently developing several feature films, through his company Ten10 Films, including ONE LAST LOOK with Philip Roberts, an adaptation of Lewis Nkosi’s THE MATING BIRDS, BLACK SOUTH EASTER with Carey McKenzie, and TASTE OF RAIN with Richard Pakleppa.

Max & Mona
Dir. Teddy Mattera

Straight Outta Benoni
Dir. Trevor Clarence

Footskating 101
Dir. Brendan Jack & 187

Dir. Ralph Ziman
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