How? Lucky

"Everyone knows the pain of their shoe size."
A film about Lucky Ndlovu, Finetown Township's self-proclaimed visionary

Whilst his days are spent physically walking round and round the same dusty tracks, his mind is soaring. Completely committed to helping others reveal their ‘little lights’ whilst struggling with his own darkness.

  • Freya Billington
    Not Waving, Bread and Butter, Window Shopping
  • Freya Billington
    Not Waving, Bread and Butter, Window Shopping
  • Lucky Ndlovu
    Key Cast
  • Lex Beckett - Camera/ Sound
    Producer 'The Drowning of Arthur Braxton', SQUASHED ROBOT FILMS
  • Dan Lincoln - Editor / Colourist
    Golden Years, Creature Comforts (Aardman) Minature Britain BBC
  • Jennifer Bell - Composer / Conductor
    Bread and Butter, Temple Songs,
  • Dean Humphreys - Re Recording Mixer
    The Pianist, Carnage, Donnie Brasco, Interview with a Vampire
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Youth, South Africa, Township, Spirituality, Empowering, Inspirational
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    Afrikaans, English
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • RapidLion: The South African International Film Festival
    South Africa
    March 4, 2017
    World Premiere
  • Soho Hotel - Cast and Crew
    United Kingdom
    Cast and Crew
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    United States
    March 4, 2017
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The African Film Festival
    United States
    June 16, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    June 30, 2018
    Nominated Best Short Documentary
  • Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    July 6, 2018
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Spirit Quest Film Festival
    United States
    July 7, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Mov(i)e Activism Documentary Film Festival
    January 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Faith and Spirituality Short Film Festival
    United States
    October 6, 2017
    Official Selection
  • The Spotlight Documentary Awards
    United Kingdom
    June 6, 2017
Director Biography - Freya Billington

Freya set up BoyandBearFilms in 2014 to realise personal film projects. She has since completed ‘experimental musical' BREAD AND BUTTER, a collaboration with Composer Jennifer Bell, short experimental/drama NOT WAVING, staring Peter Bowles for IShorts/Creative England and the documentary HOW? LUCKY filmed over 4x years in Finetown Township, SA. Prior to this she made the BAFTA-Shortlisted WINDOW SHOPPING staring Pedro Pascal and Anson Mount.

Freya is a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of Syracuse University, NY where she completed her MFA in Fine Art Film. She is Programme Leader at UWE_FILM, Bristol having previously run Film Production at the Uni of Glos for 5 years. She was awarded a HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2015, is on the Executive Board for NAHEMI, the Board of Directors at IFA Bologna and is the current External Examiner for the National Film and Television School.

Between 2010 and 2012 she developed and taught film workshops for Actor/Director David Morrissey’s charity C.A.S.T (The Creative Arts Schools Trust) working in refugee camps in Tyre, Lebanon and townships outside Johannesburg in South Africa. Previously she has worked as an Editor on documentaries for BBC4, BBC2 and the Open University and as a Post Production Supervisor for BBC Drama (Babyfather, Outside the Rules and The Whistle-Blower.)

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