Nelisa Ngcobo

Nelisa Ngcobo



Nelisa Ngcobo is a South African performer and writer for television and film. She began her screenwriting career writing on both season one and two of Mzansi Magic’s THE QUEEN (p. Ferguson Films) and followed up with writing on THE RIVER (series one, two and three, p. Tshedza Pics for 1Magic), THE REPUBLIC (P. Tshedza Pics for Mzansi Magic) and the hugely popular GOMORA (p. Seriti TV for Mzansi Magic). 2019 saw Nelisa join the team on Netflix’s second African original BLOOD & WATER for producer Gambit Films. The series made the streamer’s number one spot in 8 territories including the US in only three days and retained a top 10 position in a further dozen territories. Nelisa re-joined the team to write on series two and three. Last year Nelisa finished writing on SAVAGE BEAUTY for Quizzical Pictures also for Netflix which bowed on the streamer May 2022 and shot to top ten spots in several territories and is developing a handful of original projects across film and television including YOU NEVER SEE IT COMING with Statement Films / Topic Studios under their inaugural African female storytellers scheme.

Represented by David Kayser