Angela Matemotja

Angela Matemotja

Writer/Director/Producer at Matemotja Productions
Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor

Los Angeles, California

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About Angela

Writer/director Angela Danielovna Matemotja was born in Kyiv, to a Russian mother, a black South African father, and was raised in Los Angeles. Angela came to filmmaking by way of acting and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Her directorial debut garnered her an NAACP Theatre Nomination for the stage play SUNSHINE FOR A MIDNIGHT WEARY, and her first two multi-award-winning short films screened at festivals worldwide.

Angela’s first feature, ELEVATE which she wrote and directed was released byGravitas Ventures, won her the Female Pioneer Award at Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and Best Director at LGBTQ Rainbow Umbrella Film Festival, London in 2019.

Growing up feeling misunderstood is what ignited Angela’s passion for creating stories that reveal our subculture, and believes that by embracing internationalism and shedding light on the different social aspects of our world, we can cultivate a cinematic culture that inspires dialogue for acceptance and compassion. She writes film and television dramas about belonging, identity and race.


  • This Is Us

    This Is Us (2021)
    TV Series Actress

  • 9-1-1: Lone Star

    9-1-1: Lone Star (2021)
    TV Series Actress

  • The Good Balloon

    The Good Balloon (2021)
    Film Director

  • Elevate

    Elevate (2017 - 2018)
    Film by Matemotja Productions (Drama) Writer/Director/Producer When elevators get stuck, Trina is the overweight dispatch operator on the other end of the emergency line. Trina’s job gets the best of her as she tries to complete just one day of healthy eating. Harassed by her cruel boss and overwhelmed by the trapped elevator occupants that reach out to her for help, her only escape is Lola, a fitness guru who she desperately tries to emulate. In this slow building drama of intertwining stories about people trapped in elevators, our heroes and villians must fight to overcome their struggles with homophobia, food addiction and racism.

  • Dead Ink Archive

    Dead Ink Archive (2017)
    Film Actress

  • 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 by Matemotja Productions (Drama, Family, Sport and Short) 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 Actress

  • 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 (Drama and Short) Writer/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?

  • Just Jamaal

    Just Jamaal (2010)
    Film Actress

  • 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


  • 2022 Fellow Stowe Narrative Labs, Honorable Mention

  • 2nd Rounder Austin Film Festival Script Competition

  • Best Director Rainbow Umbrella LGBTQ Film Festival N. London

  • Female Pioneer Award for ELEVATE @Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival

  • Best Feature, Best Actress Accolade Global Film Competition


  • Amercian Academy of Dramatic Arts

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