Umbono Film Screenings

Thu Jul 7, 18:00 - Thu Jul 7, 21:00
Constitution Hill


Umbono Film Screenings is a platform created for African Film Producers to have a platform to showcase their work and gain access to a new audience, as well as create a hunger for locally produced films on a non mainstream platform.

Our first film is a Grave Confession Writen & Directed by David Mzomba, a young South African filmmaker hailing from the rural village of Nqabara, in the Eastern Cape. As a tenacious kid his grit earned him a scholarship to attend the University of Witwatersrand where he studied film literature. He fell in love with the works of Nolan and Tarantino and realized that he too needed to find a way to make his own films one day.

After graduation, in order to get a foot in the door, David took a job as a transcriber and assistant. Through some elbow grease and charisma he proved himself, and worked his way up to shooting and editing, which he did on shows such as The Scoop South Africa, Slope Slap on Netflix, the MMA documentary series Ring Of Champions, and others. His employers took a chance on David’s talents, helping him finance his debut short film, which he wrote and directed, called A Grave Confession (2021). That same charisma also got him a shot at working with well-seasoned South African actors Khanyi Mbau, Jovan Muthray and Olis Mavuso, on his first outing.

David currently works as a freelance editor, and is developing his next exciting project in his spare time.


A grave manipulation


A little girl is found dead with a gun and telephone nearby. The quest to unravel the mystery of her death turns spouses against each other. Tensions grow until they find themselves in a grave site, about to kill and be killed.

Additional information

Age restriction No under 16s
Refund policy No refunds


Umbono Film Screenings
Constitution Hill
11 Kotze St, Hillbrow, Johannesburg, 2000
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