Walking Forward

Creative entrepreneur Ndinomholo meets some of Namibia's most incredible minds and talents who share what they do to not only walk through a global pandemic, but to walk forward into an unknown and thrilling future.

  • Tim Huebschle
    #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm, Another Sunny Day, Oom Land, Dead River, Looking for Iilonga
  • Ndinomholo Ndilula
  • Ndinomholo Ndilula
  • Tim Huebschle
  • David Benade
  • Ndinomholo Ndilula
    Key Cast
  • Antonius Tsuob
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
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  • New Media Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Nominated for Best Web Series
  • Gold Coast Film Festival
    Surfer's Paradise
    April 24, 2021
    Australian Premiere
    Nominated for Best International Web Series
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    Best Web Series
Distribution Information
  • David Benade
Director Biography - Tim Huebschle, Ndinomholo Ndilula

Tim Huebschle:
Tim Huebschle is a Namibian producer and director. A focus on compelling stories rooted in the real world informed Tim’s filmmaking career since 2000, culminating in various documentaries, short films and music videos.
In 2009 Tim co-founded the production company Collective Productions. Since then he has produced Namibian stories for the international market including multiple episodes for a German TV series, documentaries for a Chinese news channel, and a feature-length crime thriller released in Namibian cinemas.
Ndinomholo Ndilula:
Ndinomholo is a Namibian artist and an entrepreneur in the creative industry investing in intellectual property development.
Ndinomholo holds a BA Honours in Drama from the University of Pretoria and was awarded a cultural exchange and capacity building opportunity, a Fulbright Scholarship, in 2018 to Indiana University. Although not yet completed, the MA in Arts Administration program provided Ndinomholo with a global perspective. Ndinomholo has a keen interest in the governance of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, in entrepreneurship and creative micro-enterprises, and in the digitization of the creative industries.
Ndinomholo has a dramaturgical interest in researching the history of Namibia and bringing it to life through art.

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Director Statement

Ndinomholo Ndilula:
Resilience is the cousin to breath, a neighbour to survival and a confidant to greatness.
Although Covid has revealed the critical flaws in Namibia's creative ecosystem, it has also reinforced how synonymous the characteristics of ingenuity and dogged persistence are to the Namibian creative worker and the creative work environment.
When cinemas, theatres, clubs, dance halls and comedy clubs were shut around the world, it was evident that the status quo would not hold. On the ground, Covid caused production processes to stall, which halted support service functions and destabilized the distribution processes that had for decades made up this status quo. Whilst it is a deep calamity that continues to take lives around the world, Covid presented emerging creative centres, such as Windhoek is, with the opportunity to reevaluate their development activities in order to take into account the reengineering, retooling and reconfiguring necessary for such creative centres to survive and to thrive in the new normal.
The “Walking Forward” web series offered me the opportunity to delve into Windhoek's creative ecosystem and explore how a small sample of creative organizations and individuals are maintaining their resilience during a global pandemic. In addition to the web series, I have written corresponding blog posts with the intention to put forward concepts, ideas and potential actions that will echo the lessons I’ve learnt from the interviewees and contribute to a new era of utilizing Namibian creative resources even more wisely.