Love & Hustle

Ayanda dreams of building his own business, but finds himself having to let go of his long-term girlfriend when she cheats on him, forcing him to pull up his socks as he learns to use FOREX to fund his business venture.

  • Tebogo Witness Motshubele
  • Sandile Shezi
  • Tebogo Witness Motshubele
  • Tebogo Witness Motshubele
  • Sihle Nzuza
    Key Cast
  • Thembi Mthanyelo
    Key Cast
  • Jabulani Khanye KaMdlalose
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English, Tswana, Zulu
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Distribution Information
  • Reality Times
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Tebogo Witness Motshubele, Sandile Shezi

Tebogo Witness Motshubele is a South African filmmaker, born on 28 March 1991. His skills are not only around visuals but also audio as he has worked behind the scenes with many musicians. He is also the author of Selling A lie, which has been compared by many to the African version of Catch Me If You Can and the BBC series titled Hustle.

After working with film students as a writer, Motshubele gained an interest in filmmaking. He has been an active filmmaker since the year 2014 and officially produced his first film The Fabricator in 2019.

Motshubele was born in Rustenburg, the largest Platinum producing city in the world, but grew up in Vryburg which is part of the Kalahari desert. Motshubele is a descendant of the San people of this region from his father's side and claims his love for filmmaking comes from watching TV at his home and seeing many community members fill his home just to watch TV.

Motshubele has produced, San Afro, Afro Soulmate, Baasquiat SA, and many other artists, musically. This adds a significant feeling or touch of music in his films as he influences and produces music for his films. He constantly works with international producers through Soundcloud to compose film music for audio libraries.

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Director Statement

Though it took me a long time to finish this project, it was finishing it that gave me satisfaction. Now I know how and what it takes to start and finish a project.