South Africa
9 min.


Director | Tebogo Malebogo
Script | Tebogo Malebogo
Director of photography | Pierre De Villiers
| Petrus van Staden
Sound | Edward King
Composer | Elu Eboka
Producer | Petrus van Staden
Production company | Vanishing Elephant


The film follows Mthunzi walking home from the shops as he sees a lady go into seizures in her driveway – he is then asked to help carry her in by her niece and so becomes caught up in a world he does not belong.


About the director:

Tebogo Malebogo is a London-born writer, director and producer of South African descent, currently based in New York. His most recent film, ‘Mthunzi’, premiered at Locarno Film Festival and The New York Film Festival in 2019. It was also awarded the Special Jury Prize at AFI Fest, and the Bronze Tanit at Carthage Film Festival. The film went on to play at more than 25 festivals around the world including SXSW, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Chicago International Film Festival, before having its online premiere on Le Cinéma Club. ‘Heaven Reaches Down’ To Earth is his sophomore short film.