Angela Matemotja

Angela Matemotja

Indie Film Tribe

Actor, screenwriter and director in Los Angeles, California

About Angela

Hey there good people!

Here's my deal, the super long version:

I believe stories that shine a light on issues such as police brutality, racism, homophobia, mental illness, homelessness, religion discrimination, addiction, equal rights for women, incarceration, child abuse, and elderly abuse; can help educate, inspire change and elevate our consciousness.

My name is Anjela Danielovna Matemotja, born in the former U.S.S.R. and living in Los Angeles. Because I was born into into a bi-cultural and bi-racial family, my perspective and experiences in this world have never been quite “ordinary.”

My black South African Father was a part of the political arm of the ANC, which helped him escape from the political oppression to study in the former U.S.S.R.
In Kiev is where my Father met and married my Mother, a young Russian woman whose family settled there after the war. Kiev is also my birthplace.

As a consequence of my Father having to live in exile, by the time I was eight years old I'd lived in Russia, Kenya, and Tanzania. Arriving in America speaking only Russian and Swahili, I immediately realized that I did not fit in with other kids.

So by the time I was a teenager, feeling like a misfit and growing up in the South Bay during the Reagan era, I naturally fell into the punk rock scene. Punk rock and Ska music expressed everything that I was and everything that I felt.

The legitimized anger echoed in bands like Crass, MDC, Uniform Choice, The Specials, SSD Control and Operation Ivy was something that I related to on a visceral level and was not hearing about in popular culture in a way that I could understand.

These early experiences coupled with my empathic nature helped me form my unique outlook on culture, society and race.

My mission as a filmmaker and actor is to explore the social, sub cultural and international aspects of our nation, one story at a time. I've been sharing this mission since 2011, through my work with Matemotja Productions.

My goal with The Indie Film Tribe podcast is to teach, motivate and inspire filmmakers, actors and screenwriters that are committed to creating content with a conscious.

Our world is in crisis and I believe that art can heal.

We as artists have the power to encourage dialogue for understanding, acceptance and compassion. That is my mission and has been since 2011. If you'd like to be the first to know when we launch and join our tribe:

Keep shining,
Angela Matemotja


Name: Angela Matemotja

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Indie Film Tribe

Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Credits

  • Drunk Book

    Drunk Book (2017)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Writer/Actress Add a Plot »

  • Elevate

    Elevate (2017)
    Film by Matemotja Productions (Drama) Writer/Director Actress http://elevatefilm.com/ Written by Anonymous

  • Dead Ink Archive

    Dead Ink Archive (2016)
    Film (Short, History, Mystery and Romance) Actress A janitor has a secret he can't reveal until he collects all the scraps of paper from a theater floor. The story of an anonymous man who lives for one day a year. Starring Christopher Meehan and Sheryl Lee.

  • Bosch

    Bosch (2016)
    Television by Eric Ellis Overmyer (Drama and Mystery) Actress An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

  • Shoshannah's Skateboard

    Shoshannah's Skateboard (2016)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Sport) Producer A determined teen girl sneaks out of her devout orthodox community with one goal: to become a YouTube skateboard star.

  • The Single Moms Club

    The Single Moms Club (2014)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

  • Growing Up and Down

    Growing Up and Down (2014)
    TV Movie (Comedy and Family) Actress Two teenage kids, who now must navigate high school with their parents a couple with the daunting task of re-living their adolescence when they are suddenly and inexplicably are transformed into teenagers again.

  • Screwed

    Screwed (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress Screwed is a modern throwback to classic John Hughes-ian 80's films about self discovery, a sex comedy with heart where one man will do anything and any woman to win the girl of his dreams.

  • Save Me

    Save Me (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Beth Harper, after an accident, thinks she is channeling God.

  • Castle

    Castle (2013)
    Television (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Actress Richard "Rick" Castle is a millionaire playboy who recently killed off his main character when a serial killer starts killing people like he does in his books. He teams up with New York police detective Kate Beckett to solve the case. He finds inspiration in Detective Beckett and starts shadowing her for his next book.

  • The New Normal

    The New Normal (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

  • Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Actress June decides to move to New York city to pursue her dream job at a mortgage company, which comes with its own apartment. However, the company is shut down on her first day and the apartment is taken away. June moves in with Chloe, who is a con-artist and all-round party girl. At first, they don't get along. When Chloe's attempts to con June backfire, they end up becoming friends. Written by Anonymous

  • How I Met Your Mother

    How I Met Your Mother (2012)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress A father recounts to his children, through a series of flashbacks, the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother.

  • The Untimely Concurrence

    The Untimely Concurrence (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director A comment on Homosexuality in the African American Community and how bigotry is a cancer to us all. A Father rejects his gay son while he spirals into a land of depression and drugs. Acceptance, is it ever too late?

  • Perfect Couples

    Perfect Couples (2010)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress Three couples have different ideas of what makes the perfect relationship.

  • Something Like a Business

    Something Like a Business (2010)
    Film (Comedy) Actress An aspiring pimp struggles to make a mint after inheriting his late uncles escort service and discovering that competition on the streets is fierce.

  • The Encounter

    The Encounter (2010)
    Film by Matemotja Productions (Drama and Short) Writer/Director

  • Lava

    Lava (2001)
    Film (Comedy, Crime and Thriller) Actress Two unlikely friends set out on a mission of revenge.

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