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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday features Award-Winning Producer and Founder of Arclight Productions, and Member of Both the SWIFT and Durban Film Mart Boards, Jacintha de Nobrega

Owethu Maseko

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday features Award-Winning Producer and Founder of Arclight Productions, and Member of Both the SWIFT and Durban Film Mart Boards, Jacintha de Nobrega

I feel a deep inspiration to share our stories in a way that resonates with audiences from all walks of life. To me, this industry is the epitome of creativity and liberation.
My love for nature serves as a constant source of inspiration for my creative projects. Whether I’m taking a walk on the beach or hiking in the forest, being close to the nature reminds me of the vitality of life itself.

For me, being a creative is what defines my identity in the industry, rather than being a woman. My motivator has always been to tell stories that not only entertaining, but also educate and leave me feeling a sense of pride in my work.

One of the most memorable moments of my career was when a young person reached out to thank me for providing them with an opportunity to work in the industry. Knowing that I played a part in helping to develop this person’s career, and seeing them now successfully working in the industry, was incredibly rewarding for me.

I absolutely love being a part of SWIFT because of the amazing sisterhood it provides – it’s an incredibly supportive and encouraging community. I’m grateful to have such a strong network of women who support my work, and whenever I need a helping hand or guidance, I turn to my SWIFT sisters for support.

The influence of loved ones is immeasurable, my children continue to be my muse and constantly inspire me to choose projects that will embed a sense of pride in them.
I’m currently in the pre-production phase for a delightful romantic comedy titled ‘Lottery Love’, while also focusing on the distribution of my feature documentary ‘London Recruits’.
Jacintha de Nobrega has been recognized for her work with several awards, some of which include:
– Beach Durban Rescue (2017)
– Deep End in categories such as ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’

 

London Recruits trailer: https://youtu.be/DlW05h5yycM