Passion Seed Communications is a film and television production company that is geared towards giving a platform to minority languages and minority groups. At Passion Seed Communications, we take your idea from the page to the screen. The company produces award-winning fiction and non-fiction content. Passion Seed has been commissioned by organisations such as the National Film & Video Foundation, the Foundation For Human Rights, SAB Miller, the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Fund and the New York Times. Recent projects include "Nomfundo," a short film that has been screened at prestigious film festivals as far afield as Europe, North America and Australia and "Lobola, A Bride's True Price," a feature-length documentary that was awarded the “Most Outstanding Documentary Project” award at the Durban Film Mart in July 2017.

At Passion Seed Communications, we take your idea from the page to the screen. The company produces award-winning fiction and non-fiction content.

Lobola, A bride's True Price

Feature Length Documentary


"When an opinionated filmmaker agrees to marry her long-term boyfriend, she must decide if she will break with tradition and reject bride pride/lobola, or not."

Nomfundo

Narrative Short Film


A pregnant young woman's life is irrevocably changed when she has a transcendental encounter with an enigmatic woman from her past.

Foundation for Human Rights

Live Event Coverage


The Foundation For Human Rights has commissioned PSC to produce live event coverage DVDs for:

1) Anti Xenophobia Dialogues: Educational Sector

2) National Disability Convention 2015

3) African Regional LGBTI Convention

SAB Miller

Corporate Videos

PSC has been commissioned by SABMiller to produce the Imvelisi Dragon’s Den pilot video.

Mindset

Educational Video Inserts

Under it’s previous name, Brain Matter Media, the company was commissioned to produce "Great Lessons" inserts for the Mindset Channel on DSTV.

New York Times Op Doc, Lobola, A Bride's True Price

Short Documentary (15 min)

"When an opinionated filmmaker agrees to marry her long-term boyfriend, she must decide if she will break with tradition and reject bride pride/lobola, or not."




EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Sihle Hlophe

Award-winning writer/director Sihle Hlophe is multi-degree earner, a Hot Docs Blue Ice Docs Grantee and a National Fellow at the University of Cape Town’s Institute For Creative Arts.

Hlophe has written and directed two narrative shorts and a handful of documentaries. Her work has been screened at film festivals as far afield as the North America, Europe and Africa.

Hlophe has worked as a scriptwriter and story-liner for popular TV shows aired on all major broadcasters in South Africa. Hlophe has also worked as a content director, production manager and post-production supervisor for various production companies. Her work promotes minority languages and gives a platform to marginalized voices.

   

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Sthemba Mahlalela

Sithembokuhle ‘Sthemba’ Mahlalela was born on the 25th of January 1989. A creative at heart, Sthemba has always loved interacting with people from all walks of life. Her excellent communication and customer care skills were developed at Flexi Club (Club Leisure Group) where she worked as a Receptionist and Public Relations Officer for 5 years.

Sthemba’s interpersonal skills make her a natural co- ordinator and manager. As the Operations Manager of Passion Seed Communications, she is responsible for overseeing the provision of all services and ensuring that the organisation is running as well as it possibly can by offering efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of all customers, clients and employees. Sthemba’s ambition, drive to deliver and love for the arts really set her apart from the rest.

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