Ghetto Fabulous: The audition Tapes

Writer, Director, Producer and arts activist Thamsanqa Kasie created a township musical aimed at drawing in the youth of his struggling township. The documentary is part one of the process and documents the amazing talent of the rural township of Mlungisi Location, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  • Thamsanqa Kasie
  • Thamsanqa Kasie
  • Bongiwe Kostile
    Key Cast
  • Thamsanqa Kasie
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English, Xhosa
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Chris Hani Film Festival
    South Africa
    March 27, 2021
Distribution Information
  • Nangamso Arts Projects
    Country: South Africa
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thamsanqa Kasie

Born and raised in a small rural township in the Eastern Cape, Thamsanqa Kasie has defied his odds and crafted his own narrative through his artistic endeavours. The Stutterheim native is a budding film-maker, arts activist and entrepreneur.

As the founder of the arts socialist movement Nangamso Arts Projects, Thamsanqa Kasie has set his eyes on spreading the message that ‘art belongs everywhere’. His primary focus is under privileged spaces, specifically those that are creatively disadvantaged and artistically under-resourced.

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Director Statement

“Art is the truest form of expression. Artistry is the closest thing we truly know to God, because only God and an artist can create from nothing.” - Thamsanqa Kasie.