Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
CAPE TOWN – Film producer Matthew Sande continues to defy the odds in South Africa with a number of top gallery productions under his belt.
The talented film producer is based in Cape Town where some of his stellar projects have been undertaken, including the Money Matters series which is warming the hearts of a legion of sitcom followers all over.
Sande has also presided over the production of a global series Raised by Wolves as a data manager. The series is fully under the authority and production of Showmax.
“Every part is important when making a movie, from the director to even the toilet cleaner,” explained Sande about production roles.
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The ambitious Zimbabwean was a trainee of Graham Austion, one of the leading data intermediate tech (DIT) in the world.
“I started film making as a hobby whilst in Zimbabwe until 2012 when I fully became commercial. With the background of computer studies, I did a colour management course in 2013 under Di Film Co based in Cape Town,” said Sande.
The experience gained from working with the best motivated the Mhondoro born man to his company for production.
“In 2018, I and two others, formed a company called Atlantis Whales Production that I funded with my earning from work onset,” he narrated.
It is from Atlantis Whales Production that the Money Matters web series was produced together with Patshisa Nyama, all written, directed and produced by Sande.
“We did Money Matters episode one that I wrote, directed and produced. We also did Patshisa Nyama but it didn’t go well because we were using poor lights and camera,” he said.
Like most individuals or organisations, Sande said the global pandemic has made things tough for them financially and also the production of some projects.
“We were supposed to have shot part 2 to 5 of Money Matters and Patshisa Nyama but because of COVID-19 things are tough.”