Vinyl on Bones

Zee is a reluctant music healer and her newly manifested gift of musical healing weighs heavy on her shoulders. She works the inner city accompanied by her protector as she encounters the last remaining white person in the inner city, suffering from a severe mental breakdown. Zee brings her gifts to bear at a cost to her own personal being.

  • Malusi S. Bengu
  • Malusi S. Bengu
  • Dionne Thandi Mankazana
  • Malusi S. Bengu
  • Makgotso Monyemorathoe
    Key Cast
  • Toni Morkel
    Key Cast
    "Betty Fox"
  • Sydney Ndlovu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English, Xhosa
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Malusi S. Bengu

Story of the Storyteller
Malusi S. Bengu is a storytelling shepherd with a passion for documenting and validating black experiences through the art form of film. Born in Port Elizabeth and raised on the radio dramas of the 80’s that sparked his interest in storytelling, Malusi later moved to Johannesburg in his pre-teens and was exposed to the multifaceted South African society. This sparked the desire to not only tell our stories but to do so in a way that shapes Black existence with a positive pen. This led Malusi to crafting a path in the TV & Film industry that has seen him contribute to drama’s that speak to our shared experiences.

His screenwriting has shined through in a wide range of TV dramas’ such as:
Jacob’s Cross- the award winning drama series that was broadcast across the African continent.

Isibaya, the groundbreaking series that has changed the face of South African TV with its depth of Zulu culture and traditions.
In 2012 Malusi co-wrote Inxeba (The Wound) a local film that premiered to critical international acclaim at Sundance World Competition 2017 and was short listed for the Oscar Nominations before going oto win 19 international awards.

His storytelling has extended to directing with four recent short films: and his upcoming feature film ‘Directorial Debut.’

Jozi Love Crimes- a one take short film that explores the doomed romance of two city artists and the downtown world they inhabit.

Date Night- a romantic horror that lays bare the violence South African women have to live with.
2 Grams and a Sunrise- a short film that explores love and loss with a narrative about a faded Gqom pop star searching for her long lost father.

Beauty in the Dark- a fashion short film that tells the story of a girl meets girl.

“The stories we tell shape our existance.”
- Malusi S. Bengu, writer/ director

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