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					                               CURRICULUM VITAE for Miss AMM MATSHAYA



PERSONAL DETAILS


Surname:                     Matshaya
Name:                        Amanda Miliswa Mariza
Date of Birth:               5 October 1982
Nationality:                 South African
Marital Status:              Single
Gender:                      Female
Postal Address:              201 Carensville
                             Beach Road
                             Sea Point
                             Cape Town, 8001
Cellular Number:             076 189 8809
Electronic Mail:             rzalutionary@gmail.com OR missmatshaya@webmail.co.za


Languages:                   English (Speak, Read, Write) Fluent
                             Afrikaans (Speak, Read, Write) Fair
                             Xhosa (Speak, Read, Write) Fluent
                             Sesotho/Tswana – Conversational


Drivers’ Licence:            Yes - Code 8


INTRESTS


Cultural Activities: Performed Arts and Culture, Public Speaking, Events and Writing (Scripts and Print)
Hobbies:            Television/Film Analysis, Current Affairs and Debate


Objectives and Goals:

                             I aspire to become an active participant of the South African film and media
                             industry, with dreams to gain international recognition and participation,
                             learning through key South African industry players. I am particularly
                             interested in film and television production and broadcast, adding new
                             dimensions and interpretations of what film and media should be in a
                             contemporary South African context.




MISS AMM MATSHAYA:            201 Clarensville, Beach Road, Sea Point, 8001, Cape Town                     1
                              Cellular Number: 076 189 8809
                              E-Mail: rzalutionary@gmail.com or missmatshaya@webmail.co.za
TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS EXPERIENCE


2004:            PENGUIN FILMS: TRAINEE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND CONTINUITY
                 (Stokvel 2; Fishy Feshuns).

                 Producer: Roberta Durrant (balthazar@penguinfilms.co.za)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Paying close attention to detail on the productions and observing
                 continuity for both productions.

2004:            FREMANTLE MEDIA: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Small Talk)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Paying close attention to detail on the production and the editor’s notes.
                 Assist the director where possible.

                 Producer: Carl Olen (carl@fremantlemedia.co.za)

2005:            PENGUIN FILMS: TRAINEE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
                 (Madam&Eve).

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist the directors and production office where possible. Write out
                 camera cards and camera scripts for multi-camera production. Liaise with artists and crew on
                 behalf of the production office.

                 Producer: Roberta Durrant (balthazar@penguinfilms.co.za)

                 COMMUNITY HEALTH               MEDIA      TRUST       RESEARCHER/DOCUMENTARY            FIXER
                 (SIYAYINQOBA)

                 RESPONSIBILTY: Assist production in co-coordinating candidates and shoots. Source and
                 interview candidates for programmes, present to producers and make recommendations
                 based on research. Assist in writing treatments, scripts and questions for interviewees.

                 Producers: Jack Lewis and Vuyani Jacobs (vuyani@beatit.co.za)

                 DEVELOPED A 24MINUTES EPISODE FOR STOKVEL VI, DK ROBBERIES FOR PENGUIN
                 FILMS.

                 DEVELOPED 2 x 24’ EPISODES FOR FAMILY BONDS 1, FOR SOSIBA
                 ENTERTAINMENT. (mandla@sosiba.co.za)

2005/6:          UMTANEZULU         PRODUCTIONS:          PRODUCTION          SECRETARY (OUR BEAUTIFUL
                 COUNTRY)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist in all production phases of a new SABC2 Game Show. Source
                 archive material and images for the production, assist in contestants co-ordination as research
                 for Questions Verifier.

                 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Our Beautiful Country)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Paying close attention to detail on the production and the editor’s notes.
                 Assist the director and editors’ where possible.

                 Producer: Amor Engelbrecht and Basetsana Kumalo (amor@pasella.com and
                 kumalo@topbilling.com)

2006:            PLEXUS FILMS: RESEARCHER AND PRODUCTION (HEADWRAP)




MISS AMM MATSHAYA:         201 Clarensville, Beach Road, Sea Point, 8001, Cape Town                           2
                           Cellular Number: 076 189 8809
                           E-Mail: rzalutionary@gmail.com or missmatshaya@webmail.co.za
                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist in all production phases of a new IKB cultural magazine show.
                 Assist production in co-coordinating candidates and shoots. Research artists who fit into
                 SABC1 profile and story ideas.

                 Producer: Miki Redelinghuys and Lauren Groenewald (miki@plexusfims.co.za and
                 lauren@plexusfilms.co.za)

2006/07:         TSWELOPELE PRODUCTIONS: RESEARCHER/INSERT DIRECTOR AND PRODUCTION
                 MANAGER (SES’KHONA)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Managing and content producing all production phases of a new Siswati
                 /Ndebele magazine show. Tasks’ also include directing some inserts and story lining.
                 Scriptwriting for the series links and inserts.

                 Producer: PHUTHI NAKENE (phuthi@seskhona.com)

2007:            PLEXUS FILMS: RESEARCHER, PRODUCTION AND DIRECTOR (HEADWRAP)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist in all production phases of a second series magazine show. Assist
                 production in co-coordinating candidates and shoots. Research artists who fit into SABC2
                 profile and story ideas and directing episodes.

                 Producers: Miki Redelinghuys and Lauren Groenewald

2006 – PRESENT: DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING SABC2 DRAMA MINI-SERIES
                (THE RETURN)

                 Producers: Mariza Matshaya and Phiwa Sukumane (cinemaville@grafitti.net)

2008:            OBIT MEDIA: PRODUCTION AND DIRECTOR (FIRST NATIONAL BANK: CORPORATE
                 COMMUNICATIONS – BRANCH BANKING)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist in all production phases of producing FNB Corporate
                 Communications for Branch Banking. Directing and Producing Employment Equity 10 episode
                 puppet series Mantswe a Rona.

                 Producers: Obed Phasha (obed@obitmedia.com)


2008:            FREERANGE FILMS: RESEARCHER AND PRODUCTION (MASUPATSELA)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Assist in all production phases of a new IKB cultural magazine show.
                 Assist production in co-coordinating candidates and shoots. Research artists who fit into
                 SABC2 audience profile and generate story ideas.

                 Producers: Jemima Spring (jemima@freerangefilms.co.za) and Tina-Louise Smith
                 (tina@freerangefilms.co.za)

2008:            FREELANCE SCRIPTWRITER for Ses’khona (IV)




MISS AMM MATSHAYA:        201 Clarensville, Beach Road, Sea Point, 8001, Cape Town                      3
                          Cellular Number: 076 189 8809
                          E-Mail: rzalutionary@gmail.com or missmatshaya@webmail.co.za
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


1996 – 2000 Victoria Girls’ High School, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape
Tertiary Education: University of Cape Town

Institution                Degree                          Year          Courses
University of Cape Town    Bachelor of Arts                2001          DOH100F (Introduction to Social Sciences and
                           (Film, Media and Visual                       Critical Thinking)
                           Studies)                                      DOH101F (Texts in Context)
                                                                         ELL113F (English Literary Studies)
                                                                         MCL107F (World of Odysseus)
                                                                         ELL110S (Literature and Film)
                                                                         ELL112S (Language, Law and Media)
                                                                         LLL138S (Afrikaans Media: Theory, History and
                                                                         Practice)
                                                                         DRM119S         (Twentieth  Century   Theatre
                                                                         Innovations)

University of Cape Town    Bachelor of Arts                2002          ELL213F (Writing and Editing for the Media)
                           (Film, Media and Visual                       HST229F (History of Film)
                           Studies)                                      SAN201S (Anthropology of Film and Media)
                                                                         HST227S (Origins of the Contemporary World)
                                                                         HST230S (Visual Culture, Perceptions and
                                                                         Communication)
                                                                         MCL200S (Nation, Narration and Film)

University of Cape Town    Bachelor of Arts                2003          ELL318F (Advanced Film Studies)
                           (Film, Media and Visual                       ELL319F (Media in South Africa)
                           Studies)                                      ELL320S (Current Issues in Media Theory)
                                                                         HST305S (History and Film)
                                                                         HST306S (History of South African Photography:
                                                                         1860 to the Present)
                                                                         ELL312H (Senior Research Project)




AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2000:             Hostel Prefect
                  Sister Preston’s Award for Service at Eleanor Brown Hostel
                  Johan Carinus Art Center Grade 12 Bronze Award for Ceramics

2001- 2002:       Editor of “The Glenite” (UCT Residence Magazine)
2002:             “STEPS for the Future” Impact Study (Western Cape)
                  Glendower Residence Receptionist

2003:             African Film Resources Organisation Chairperson
                  Centre of African Studies Cultural Advisory Board
                  Computer Literary Programme Tutor
                  Top Billing Market Researcher (September 2003)
                  Daily Dispatch Intern (Summer 2003/04)

2004:             Independent Online – Online Operator
                  Trainee Assistant Director SABC2 “Stokvel”
                  Continuity for “Stokvel” and “Fishy Feshuns”
                  Assistant Director for “Small Talk”


MISS AMM MATSHAYA:          201 Clarensville, Beach Road, Sea Point, 8001, Cape Town                            4
                            Cellular Number: 076 189 8809
                            E-Mail: rzalutionary@gmail.com or missmatshaya@webmail.co.za
2005:             Production Assistant for Madam & Eve
                  Researcher/Documentary Fixer Siyayinqoba-Beat It
2005/6:           Production Secretary and Assistant Director for Our Beautiful Country.
2006:             Researcher and Production for Headwrap
2006/7:           Production Manager, Researcher and Insert Director for Ses’khona
2007:             Researcher, Production and Director for Headwrap
March – Aug 2008: Production Manager for Obit Media (Producers of FNB Corporate Communications: Branch
                  City)
September 2008: Researcher/ Production for Masupatsela (Trailblazers)

2006-            Awarded an SABC2 Heritage Strand Drama Mini-series commission as Producer/Writer for
                 The Return.

EXTRA CURRICULUM EXPERIENCE

2002:            STEPS FOR THE FUTURE IMPACT STUDY FOR WESTERN CAPE (UCT SOCIAL
                 ANTHROPOLOGY)

                 ACTIVITY: Conducting a series of interviews with disadvantaged communities of the Western
                 Cape, with a particular focus on the impact that STEPS for the Future series had on remote
                 communities on the subject of HIV/AIDS through the media.

2002:            GLENDOWER RESIDENCE RECEPTIONIST

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Maintain a safe environment for fellow student as well as minor
                 administration and functionality for the daily running of our residence.

2003/4:          AFRICAN FILM RESOURCES ORGANISATION CHAIRPERSON (AFRO) and CENTRE OF
                 AFRICAN STUDIES CULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD.

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Chairing a society that is primarily concerned with creating a platform for
                 cultural exchange through the arts as well as a celebration of what it means to be an African in
                 the new millennium in a prestigious institution like UCT. Representing AFRO on the Centre of
                 African Studies Cultural Advisory Board.

2003:            COMPUTER LITERARY PROGRAMME TUTOR

                 ACTIVITY: Teaching computer illiterate first year students basic computer skills.

2003:            TOP BILLING MARKET RESEARCHER (SEPTEMEBER 2003)

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Examining the success of a Top Billing broadcast, looking at the
                 popularity of programme insert content through Audience Ratings (ARs).

2003/4:          DAILY DISPATCH (SUMMER 2003/04) INTERN

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Reporting news for the Daily Dispatch newspaper gaining newsroom
                 experience and feature writing.

2004:            INDEPENDENT ONLINE - ONLINE OPERATOR

                 RESPONSIBILITY: Sub-editing and processing copy for the IOL newspaper websites.




MISS AMM MATSHAYA:         201 Clarensville, Beach Road, Sea Point, 8001, Cape Town                            5
                           Cellular Number: 076 189 8809
                           E-Mail: rzalutionary@gmail.com or missmatshaya@webmail.co.za

				
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