Seriti Films is a commercials, film and television production company that represents some of the industries finest creative talents. It was established in 2017 by Thabang Moleya, Kutlwano Ditsele and Leanne Kumalo. The group came together with the vision of creating a production house which would bring together filmmakers into a collective home, and create story-led content that has an authentic South African signature. Seriti Films is one of the leading production houses in South Africa, synonymous for creating dynamic creative teams, an essential ingredient for its success in the industry.
It is unique to you.
No two are alike.
It is the legacy you leave behind, the consequence of each and every choice you make. Humans do not live in isolation, but rather cast their shadows on all those around them”.
We are a company that focuses
on creating dynamic creative teams,
an essential ingredient for the
FOUNDING PARTNER - EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR FILM & TV
Kutlwano Ditsele has worked on over 500 episodes of Prime Time Television on the African continent. Kutlwano is the Executive Producer and founding partner of Seriti Films, where his passion for storytelling and expertise are instrumental. His work includes the cultural phenomena Ayeye, ground-breaking telenovela The Road which paid tribute to the legendary sounds of the 50’s, award-winning soon to be released feature film Back of the Moon and The Herd, a drama with an enigmatic supernatural storyline that is the most viewed drama series on the Multichoice platform in history.
Future projects with Seriti include a telenovela for South African entertainment channel Mzansi Magic and the development of nine films after being awarded funding from the National Film and Video Foundation. Kutlwano’s passion is amplifying uniquely African stories that bring awareness to the African experience. In both film and television he brings a naturalistic approach to his storytelling, striving for honesty and intimacy on screen.
FOUNDING PARTNER - MANAGING DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Leanne Kumalo, Managing Director of Seriti Films, leads the company’s strategic and business operations. Leanne come with 15 years of experience in managing creative talent and productions, as an Executive Producer.
Kumalo completed both her degrees, BA honours, AFDA (2004), as well as PDBA, GIBS (2009), Cum Laude, and while at GIBS, Leanne was awarded with the highest achievement in Marketing, and has continued to use both her business acumen and passion for entertainment to add value to various aspects of the industry.
FOUNDING PARTNER - DIRECTOR COMMERCIALS, FILM/TV
Thabang Moleya directs mainly in two areas of Seriti, long from division (The Herd/The Imposter S2) and commercials division, with a strong passion in both forms of story telling. Having worked with top creative agencies in the country in collaboration with leading brands, Thabang has worked with Brands such as Vodacom, DStv, Ford, and Brothers For Life to name a few.
Moleya’s debut feature film Happiness Is A Four Letter Word, still remains one of the highest performing films to ever release in South Africa in its opening weekend which earned him a nomination at the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best First Time Feature. With an IEMMY nomination already under his belt, Thabang loves story-telling. He has recently directed one of the biggest co-production dramas in Africa, “Professionals”, with a combined budget of 27 million US dollars.
Brothers for Life, Themba (2017) – Ad of the Month, Creative Circle
Brothers for Life, Themba (2018) – Shortlisted Loeries
Brothers for Life, Themba (2018) – Pendoring Award, Won Best TV Commercial
The River, Season 2 Promo (2018) – Promax Award
The River, Season 2 Promo (2018) – Shortlisted Loeries
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Ad of the Month, Creative Circle
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Bronze Loerie
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Gold Pendoring, Won Best Cinematography
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Gold Pendoring, Won Best Performance
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Gold Pendoring, Won Best TV Commercial
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Craft Certificate, Won Best Direction
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2019) – Won Craft Certificate, Won Best Music Score
Brand SA, Xenophobia (2020) – Shortlist, One Pencil
Don’t Write Poems About Me (2020) – Nominated, Ciclop Africa
SAFTA (2019) – The Herd, Nomination Best TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2019) – The Herd, Nomination Best Direction, TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2019) – The Herd, Nomination Best Art Direction, TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2019) – The Herd, Nomination Best Screenplay, TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2019) – The Herd, Nomination Best Lead Actor, TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2020) – The Herd II , Nomination Best Wardrobe, TV Drama Series
SAFTA (2020) – The Herd II , Nomination Best Make-Up, TV Drama Series