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Tatenda Mbudzi

Zimbabwean filmmaker and comedian, b. 1987

If you watched the Oscars last weekend, you may have spotted Tatenda Mbudzi among the group of students who, as winners in the Oscar Experience College Search, got the chance to go on stage and hand the statuettes to the presenters.

In describing how he will change the future of movies, he said:

I’m going to tell stories that globally connect. As a foreigner, I know what it’s like to be an outsider, and I want to tell stories that help people believe in themselves, and believe in others, too. [1]

Mbudzi is currently a student in the Producer’s Program at the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA, where he also performs comedy. We’ll see what kinds of interesting things he produces in the future—this exposure should definitely help.

More:
Twitter: @ta10da
Film student prepares for his Oscars debut – UCLA Today

Footnotes    (↵ returns to text)
  1. Tatenda Mbudzi’s video submission