Tendeka Matatu

Producer | MD, Ten10 Films

Tendeka Matatu is the founder and managing director of the award-winning production company, Ten10 Films based in London. He is an alumnus of the prestigious film industry business and leadership course, INSIDE PICTURES, and a member of the Producer’s Branch of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tendeka began his producing career in the mid-90’s working on high-end commercials and music videos with renowned director, Tony Kaye. In 2001 Tendeka moved to South Africa to join Dv8 Films, where he oversaw the successful financing of a slate of local features and numerous co-productions, including Richard E Grant’s Wah Wah.

Tendeka’s producer credits include the multi award-winning Max&Mona; the South African box office hit Material and, the action-drama epic Gangster’s Paradise, Jerusalema, which was South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards Foreign Language category in 2008. More recent credits include Cold Harbour, Tiger House with Kaya Scodelario, and Ralph Ziman’s Freedom.

In 2011 Tendeka moved back to London to set up Ten10 Films. The company’s main focus is to collaborate with African filmmaking talent to create compelling film & TV content for a global market. Current projects include multiple TV series in development for AMC Studios, Canal+ Overseas and Fremantle; plus new feature-film projects with directors Ralph Ziman, Oliver Schmitz and Sibs Shongwe-La Mer.

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