Jabu Nadia Newman
Romance, Cape Town + Park Pictures US/UK
Jabu Nadia Newman’s work is as diverse as her constantly shifting pool of inspirations. This young filmmaker and photographer deftly explores a range of subject matter, with sensitivity and humor, from the provocative to the pop CULTURE-esque. Through her bold and colorful visuals, Jabu captures “alternative” stories unique to South African youth CULTURE, which are relevant to the here-and-now. Her honest narratives are engaging and relatable, encouraging her subjects to tell their own stories in their own way. Each project – whether an exhibition, branded content, music video, or commercial – is an exciting opportunity for disruptive creative collaboration. Jabu is inspired to bring her conscious aesthetic to filmmaking, championing equal representation both in front of and behind the camera.