Who We Are

Who We Are

A Tribe Called Story is a production company started by three young filmmakers: Aluta Qupa,
Mbalizethu Zulu and Thembalethu Mfebe.

The trio aims to create content for and about young South Africans by telling stories of their
generation. So far they have produced three commissioned movies for prime-time broadcast on
Mzansi Magic: Moratuwa, Umqhele and Unkosikazi Wokuqala, Uthando Lwethu, Isipho Sothando,
Mama and Isikhundla, all of which were well-received by audiences. They believe the depth and
quality of their work rivals that of far more experienced and better-resourced filmmakers, and that
their skills coupled with their grit, passion and impact will lead to major success. To pay forward the
opportunities, they hire young filmmakers to work on their projects, rather than use the industry’s
old hands.

Thembalethu Mfebe

Themba is a television and
film director and writer who
holds an Honours Degree in
Film and Television Drama.
Although largely focused on
directing and writing,
Themba is equally proficient
in-camera and post
production work.

Mbalizethu Zulu

Mbali is a television and
film writer who holds a
Bachelor’s Degree in
Audiovisual Communication
from the University of

Aluta Qupa

Aluta is a television and film
producer who is responsible
for the producing in the
business and is equipped
with strong planning and
organisational skills. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from The South
African School of Motion
Picture Medium and Live


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