Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:50:57 GMT
Zee Ntuli is a director, art rebel, filmmaker and writer.
Zee's passion and love for storytelling and cinema is revealed in his approach which is equal parts story and style; humane and aesthetic. As a writer and director that works in long-form and commercials his work has a distinctive edge.
Name: Zee Ntuli
Repped by/in: Darling Films
Zee> Scripts written with passion and love attract me. You can feel it when a script and an idea has been crafted with love and care. When the DNA of a job is strong, it’s always exciting to jump on board, regardless of genre or tone.
Zee> I try to start a treatment by finding a personal connection to the idea, characters, world or emotion of the spot. When I can tap into my own experience in some way shape or form, the process of treating become fluid and organic.
Zee> I am of the opinion that the more information we can digest regarding a job, the better. The work we do exists at the tail end of an involved and lengthy process. It feels vitally important to acknowledge and factor strategy and context into my approach.
Zee> This is a tricky one and while I know it’s a bit of a cop-out answer, I don’t believe you can rank the relationships a director has with their team. Our work is a truly collaborative effort, and the heavy lifting required of each team member varies dependant on the job’s unique requirements.
Zee> I am most drawn to intimate human pieces, especially work imbued with poetry. That said, I truly love to craft epic experiences and explore worlds with scale and visceral impact.
Zee> I think I am often taken rather seriously, regarding the tone of my work. I love a little fun as much as the next guy.
Zee> I have never worked directly with a cost consultant, I leave that for the grown ups.
Zee> We were flown to Ireland to be immersed in a whiskey brand, this involved sampling whiskey at 10am. We solved this problem with whiskey.
Zee> Once the heart of the work is agreed upon, this serves as a compass, aiding to navigate every other decision. Provided there is consensus on the heart, I embrace the collaborative process.
Zee> I am fully in support of diversifying our industry, as well as entirely open to mentoring and apprenticeship.
Zee> I’m now better at asking “Can you see my screen?”
Zee> You always want to try to ensure that your work is received in the best possible light regardless of the format. While we prioritise the primary objective, we pay careful attention to the other requirements and always work to be considerate of this.
Zee> I find the future of storytelling incredibly exciting. That said, I most often find myself tackling more traditional narrative structures.
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