Jozua Malherbe

Jozua Malherbe

Writer-director

about

Jozua’s debut as feature director was the gothic Afrikaans film Wolwedans in die Skemer in 2011. The film achieved massive returns at the South African box office and was one of the top ten pictures of the year. Jozua followed up with a series of television dramas for which he won every directing award in South Africa, including the ATKV Media Veertjie for Donkerland, an epic drama that recounts the story of a farm and its owners from 1838 to 1996. He also won SAFTA awards for Swartwater, Bloedbroers and High Rollers. Jozua earned a total of 22 nominations at the 2014 SAFTAs for his television work and won the following year for Bloedbroers. In 2019 Jozua wrote on the MNET/HBO/ZDF copro Trackers, based on Deon Meyer’s bestselling novel. He was also the second unit director for the series where he worked with renowned cinematographer Ivan Strasburg. His second feature film, Griekwastad, starring Arnold Vosloo and Alex van Dyk was released in May 2020. This dark and gritty picture was Jozua’s debut as a features DOP and is currently streaming on Showmax. The film was nominated for a whopping 7 SAFTAs and took home two at the 2021 virtual ceremony – for best direction and best feature. Jozua directed and shot all five episodes of Mnet’s mystery thriller Slot (TX January 2021) and two episodes of the psychological thriller Lioness, also for Mnet (TX February 2021) . He is currently in post on feature film Beurtkrag (which he also co-wrote) for producer Danie Bester and KykNet and he directs commercials under the banner 7 Films. He has several projects across film and television in development.

Represented by David Kayser