When I was a toddler, my father would occasionally stick a cam-coder in my face and say "Mainala, tell us a story" and I've been telling stories since.
After studying video production and digital storytelling in Cape Town, I went on to be selected for Multichoice's flagship training programme - the Multichoice Talent Factory - where I graduated top of my class and was awarded a full scholarship to attend an 8 week workshop in directing at the New York Film Academy. In 2020, I served as a Content Producer, TV director and offline editor at Zambia's first and Only 24hr News and Documentary Station. I have 5 years of international training and experience in scripting, producing, directing, shooting and editing in both fiction and non-fiction productions.
Co-produced 'Confession' which won 'Best Screenplay' at the 2020 Realtime Film Festival.