Mzulo is an experimental documentary that uses drug indulgence and crime as illustrations to portray the repercussions of living life without a clear dream and vision. The film follows the stories of seven young mates, mid-late 20s, fallen victim to drug abuse particularly cheap street heroin also known as Nyaope. It traces how the victims were exposed to the villain and how has that compromised their individual dreams and visions.

  • Tim Hade-be
  • Tim Hade-be
  • Tim Hade-be
  • Lesego Mhlanga, Nkululeko Mthethwa, Khutso Mogabudi, Tebogo Sithole, Pule Masothla, Khulu Vilakazi, Patrick Baloyi
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    1 hour 45 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
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    South Africa
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Director Biography - Tim Hade-be

Tim Hade-be is an independent filmmaker with a distinct artistic signature. He is very philosophical in his approach of life, likes breaking conventions and exploring new ways of telling stories.

Over the past eight years working as an independent filmmaker and video producer he has developed multiple skills from writing story concepts, directing, editing, camera-work and music composition.

In 2010 he co-produced a low budget feature, Tokolosh, by director Kevin Singh which marks a milestone of his career as an aspirant independent film and video producer. However the film was somewhat a flop but a learning experience for him as a then novice filmmaker. Seven years later Mzulo – the hustle, an experimental feature documentary is born.

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Director Statement

My experimental film will depict that one's destiny is determined by their purpose and vision. It will further asserts that a life lived without a distinct purpose and vision is an experiment. I want to cultivate a shrink-patient relationship with the audience to strongly provoke their deepest thoughts and emotions towards the subject. Ultimately drive them to epiphany where they will self introspect and question the viability of their own dreams and visions.