After Tsotsi‘s Oscar glory, things were all systems go for actress Terry Pheto. A decade later, fresh off her win for Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK for her role in A United Kingdom, Pheto is going behind the camera to develop new talent and give young actors and filmmakers the chance to bring their stories to life. Beautiful News has just released an inspiring short-film of her story and we love it.
View the video here.
Beautiful News was founded by Adrian Steirn of the 21 Icons project, to tell the stories of ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, celebrating humanity and the spirit of community.
Through her company leading Lady Productions, Terry Pheto is finding incredible South African stories and finding the young and talented story tellers to make them too. Leading Lady’s first feature, Ayanda, was the opening film at the Durban International Film Festival in 2015 and was distributed to international audiences.