Ntsikelelo Mavata is a story teller born in the rural landscapes of the Eastern Cape, in a humble location called Sweet Waters. His interest in storytelling dates back to his early childhood, where his vivid imagination was nourished by the optimistic folklores his grandmother would use to teach him life’s principles and morals.

In his early teens he was well known for his captivating poetry which he later developed into plays, one of his works being a 45-min play called, The price of Compromise. Ntsikelelo then studied film and developed camera and directing as his areas of expertise – he has directed Second Sentence, Evaporating Beliefs and Butterflies to name a few.

When he is not directing, you can find Ntsikelelo behind the lens, composing and visually interpreting the magic of life.