Savo Tufegdzic

Savo Tufegdzic

Self employed. Live and work in both South Africa and Serbia

Director, playwright and screenwriter in Cape Town, South Africa

About Savo

Savo inherited a double dose of creativity, energy and work ethic from his parents and a very special appreciation of the motion picture from a very young age when he regularly accompanied his mother to the cinema. A keen writer since his youth, Savo was manager/writer/director of the Black Sun Theatre Company by the age of 23 and staged several provocative and socially valuable productions including Street Dimensions and Hellbrow.

From 2001 to 2012 Savo was Director at Creative Media International, a film company which also became involved in the production of commercials, corporate and educational videos. During this time Savo sustained his passion for writing by working on scripts for Out of Africa Films.

Savo’s debut feature film Crime – It’s a Way of Life premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown in July 2009, went on to the Durban International Film Festival and has been screened in London, France, Denmark and Palestine. Savo has directed two South African documentaries: the first is The Strini Moodley Interview about the co-founder of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, now deceased who was a close friend and comrade of the late Steve Biko. Savo accompanied Moodley on his last trip to Robben Island where he had been held prisoner for 6 years during the apartheid era. The second documentary which contains unique footage he shot himself in two phases is United Colours of Yeoville – which pays homage to the vibrant, arty, politically left now Pan-African enclave of Johannesburg which was his home from birth till his relocation to Cape Town late in 2012.

Savo has run writing and directing workshops at the Windybrow Centre for the Arts and CIDA City Campus in Johannesburg, Sithengi Film Market, Cape Town and the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. He has also led publicity campaigns for Njabulo Ndebele’s Fools, internationally renowned advocates of social entrepreneurship, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and dedicated his own film Crime to the 16 Days of Activism for People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA).

Together with Beulah Thumbadoo he managed the BTA/Anglo Platinum Short Story Competition from 2001 to 2008 aimed at the new and non-professional writer, turning it into one of the most lucrative writing competitions in the country and drew a record number of entries.


Name: Savo Tufegdzic

Lives in: Cape Town, South Africa

Company: Self employed. Live and work in both South Africa and Serbia

Occupation: Director, Playwright, Screenwriter, Stage Director and Theatre Director

Unique traits: I belive anything is possible. Becuase we have the power to put a thought into our head, we have the power to make it real.

Credits

  • What if it was your mother?

    What if it was your mother? (2012)
    Industrial by Creative Media International Director/Writer

  • Values Launch

    Values Launch (2011)
    Industrial by Creative media International Director/Writer

  • Uthuli

    Uthuli (2010)
    Film (short) by Creative Media International/NIOH Director

  • Sons of the Sand - The Strini Moodley Interview

    Sons of the Sand - The Strini Moodley Interview (2010)
    Documentary by Creative Media international Director/Writer/Producer

  • United Colours of Yeoville

    United Colours of Yeoville (2010)
    Documentary by Creative Media International Director/Writer/Producer

  • Crime – it’s a way of life

    Crime – it’s a way of life (2010)
    Film by Creative Media International Director/Writer/|Executive Producer

  • Platinum Facts

    Platinum Facts (2009)
    Commercial by Creative Media International Co-Director

  • Meetings

    Meetings (2008)
    Film (short) by Creative Media International Co-Director

  • Making of a Peace Activist

    Making of a Peace Activist (2006)
    Documentary by Creative Media International Co-Director

  • National Dignity week

    National Dignity week (2006)
    Commercial by Creative Media International Director/Writer

  • Blakmale - Usisizwe

    Blakmale - Usisizwe (1998)
    Music by BaseIIBase/Indaba Films Director

  • Bob Marley - 16 years after

    Bob Marley - 16 years after (1996)
    Theater by Windybrow Centre for the Arts Co-Director

  • Hellbrow

    Hellbrow (1996)
    Theater by Windybrow Centre for the Arts Director

  • Street Dimensions

    Street Dimensions (1995)
    Theater by Windybrow Centre for the Arts Director

  • Ten to Ten

    Ten to Ten (1993)
    Theater by The New Black Sun Director

  • Mothers Day

    Mothers Day (1993)
    Film (short) by Indaba Films Director

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