Masinga The Calling

African born, UK based Interpol inspector MASINGA LUTHULI is dispatched to Southern Africa to repatriate a group of Ukrainian teenagers, sex trafficked by a Russian underworld figure operating in Maputo, Southern Africa. // While rescue these teenagers MASINGA encounters XIA:
A young Asian influencer, whose stance against her country’s plundering of Africa’s minerals and wildlife make her a prized sacrifice for the nefarious pursuits of the antagonist JEREMIAH MILLS, who believes her ascending spirit will empower his control over an Asian consortium bidding on the purchase of the MANGALA Rare Earth Mine from corrupted government officials in MAPUTO.

  • Mark Anthony Engels
  • Mark Anthony Engels
  • Vicki Bawcombe
  • Mark Anthony Engels
  • Hakeem Kae Kazim
    Key Cast
  • Shamilla Miller
    Key Cast
  • Sean Cameron Michael
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Auret
    Key Cast
  • Abdul Khoza
    Key Cast
  • Fana Mokoena
    Key Cast
  • Vitaly Kondrashov
    Key Cast
  • Aubrey Mmakola
    Key Cast
    "Doctor Khumalo"
  • Adrienne Pearce
    Key Cast
    "Colonel Rigley"
  • Warren Masemola
    Key Cast
    "Collins Gumede"
  • Zhi-Yun Lin
    Key Cast
  • Niza Jay Ncoyini
    Key Cast
  • Iminathi Mchunu
    Key Cast
  • Kenneth Nkosi
    Key Cast
    "Minister Dlamini"
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 16 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,236,156 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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Director Biography - Mark Anthony Engels

Born in Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa: Mark Engels’ extensive career includes a diverse array of creative film projects, as well as accolades on a local and international scale. His expertise in film crosses the disciplines of film through award winning directing, producing and cinematography.
Mark rose to prominence when his “My Afrikan Dream” music promo was awarded a SAMA (South African Music Award). Subsequently the South African Society of Cinematography’s (SASC) “Visible Spectrum Award” (three times) for Jonathon Butler’s ”Exodus” - followed by live concert films of Burning Spears “Home to my Roots”, and Joseph Hill’s “Live in Africa”.
Mark’s love for African culture and heritage has seen him work with many African legends: Philip Tabane, Caiphus Semenya, Vusi Mahlasela, Judith Sephuma and Yvonne Chaka Chaka - as well as directing television on Cape Town’s legendary Jazz Festival for a number of years. He has also produced scores of international advertising commercials for visiting production teams.
Mark’s long and successful working relationship with national broadcaster SABC (and more recently MNET) has seen him
represent South Africa internationally at film markets including: Rio, Cannes, Berlin, Tribeca NYC & AFM. He has twice been selected by the Emmy Academy of Arts & Sciences to judge the International Emmy Awards in NYC.
Mark is currently in post production on feature fiilm MASINGA – THE CALLING, with a pre sale to MNET and production funding from the NFVF, KZN Film Commission and the DTI. The 6 x 1 hour series: MASINGA - MUTI OMN'YAMA is expected to break cover in 2024.
Also supported by NFVF development funding are feature films: Time After Time and Xiangya

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