Selektah Chronicles

The story set sail in a dusty street of Katlehong, Johannesburg, South Africa. Taxido is a young man born and raised in the East of Johannesburg, in his mid-twenties. His interests include; event coordination, sound engineering and performing arts. He has been in the performing arts industry since his teenage. He is faced with challenges like any other young adult. His parents believe he should be working as an academic yet he views himself as an entrepreneur and creative. It winds up bad when he loses his first job as a general worker. He has to look for something that will sustain his talent, in the process he enters the sound clash organized by a pub and grill management. Because of the mismanagement of the event he loses before qualifying to the championships.

  • Tshepiso Mahlangu
    Director
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Tshepiso Mahlangu
    Writer
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Tshepiso Mahlangu
    Producer
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Motlatsi Moloi
    Key Cast
    “DJ Taxido”
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Katleho Moloi
    Key Cast
    “DJ Giggs”
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Lwazi Khumalo
    Key Cast
    “DJ Lwazi”
    Selektah Chronicles
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Film Language:
    Zulu
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tshepiso Mahlangu

Tshepiso Matlala a.k.a Drizzy June was born in 1981 May 27, rose in the dusty streets of Vosloorus. He is the son to the late Bathabile Matlala and Richard Mahlangu. He is recognized as a revolutionary in the performing arts and the creative industry;

 Professionally, he has worked in different production locally and internationally.

 He has been composing music as early as the age of 14 years,

 He has collaborated with different professionals in the creative industry,

 He also founded the dance academy called Humbledrop Institute,

In 1999, Drizzy June studied the principles of music with Sibikwa Community Art Centre/Trinity School of Music, where he specialized in articulation, composition and arrangement, music performance and the percussion principles. Two years later he joints the Music Academy of Gauteng under the supervision of Nomvula Mahlomakhulu. In developing his career he later jointed the South African Screen Writer Association in 2004, where he studied the principles of screenwriting. Therefore in 2005 he worked as a playwright where he worked as a dancer, and director, with Novensi Organization and Intsholo Indigenous.

Between 2005 and 2007, He portrayed grate roles of being man of history and martial artist; Mbuyisa June 16, Mine shaft, Ubuntu base Africa, from contemp to me, meet me there, Dinaka, Ingwenyama.

Drizzy June conceived each new work in its entirety – dance, music, acting and creative writing. He continued studying, enrolled for performing art with Movietech/East Coast Media. He collaborated with Mpho Kunene (mentor) Themba Nkabinde (mentor), David April (mentor), Somizi Mhlongo (choreographer – 2009 confed cup), Tebogo Maboa (mentor), Mduduzi Mhlanga (choreographer), in charge of movement and dance at Nageng Primary School, he taught Mbali Motaung, Keletso Maboki, and other learners to use body as an expressive instrument.

His uniquely Azanian vision and creative genius earned him numerous honors; shooting Bongi Dube’s music video,
performing art NQFL 5 – Movietech, Scriptwriting NQFL 4 SASWA, position 2 at school graduation 2009 and position 1 – Vinnet Trading. Top 10 athlete in 2013 (Gold Medal) – OR Tambo games, in 2012 he participated in the Soccer Tournament – 1st prize (Gold Medal), Studied Marketing Management – NYDA, Studied Banking and Financial Service Management – JASA, Political Science – Walter Sisulu Academy and Scientology in 2016, currently working on a short film called Umnakwabo and Selektah Chronicles

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