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South African Film & Commercial Director

Thina Zibi is passionate about storytelling. A city-lover with roots in rural Transkei, Thina trained as an art director at AAA School of advertising but really believes her learwhatv sets Thina apart, is her creative flare, emotive approach, a touch of humour, and her ability to meaningfully merge all the beautiful things she loves about people: how we laugh with our entire bodies, eat with our hands, open bottle caps with our teeth, and the words we make up to find one another across language barriers.

Thina's career started working at leading ad agencies, carving her way up from Junior to Creative Director, but her love for visual story-telling soon pushed her to follow her dream of becoming a film director. Her short film “Bompi” is currently while her 3-part mini web series was funded by the international Black Women Distrupt programme and showcased on Kweli TV. Her first short, Bakhona was an art direction finalist and won a cinematogra
phy award at My Rode Reel.

With her understanding of the Advertising world and obsession with performance and character, Thina's unique skillset is what sets her apart as a commerical director.



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