Durban Film Fest: Global African Talent and High-End TV
London-based producer Tendeka Matatu has been keeping busy ahead of this month’s Durban film fest. In May, he and partner Marie Lora-Mungai announced the launch of Restless Talent Management, a global management company for African talent, and the pair are currently working on a TV drama about the drug trade set in West Africa.
“Cold Harbour,” produced by Matatu’s Ten10 Films, will preem in Durban on July 19, hoping to build on Ten10’s past successes like South African B.O. hit “Material” and the crime caper “Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema,” which was South Africa’s official entry for foreign language Oscar consideration in 2008. Variety spoke to Matatu about corruption, “Breaking Bad,” and discovering the next big thing in African talent.