Production Services

A full-service film production company, nayanaya provides a broad range of services that include:

  • Research and Concept development
  • Film Production Consultancy
  • Script development and scriptwriting
  • Producing and production management
  • Fundraising and Budget management
  • Directing
  • Post-production (The Company has in-house editing facilities).
Training and Mentorship Programmes

Nayanaya Pictures designs and executes theoretical and practical mentoring and training programmes to create new avenues of hope for aspiring young filmmakers and communicators. Current and past projects include:

  • Lectureship: Big Fish Film School: Johannesburg, South Africa 2011/2012
  • Mentoring of Associate Directors and Associate Producers (ongoing)
  • Training Services: Ayate Films/Department of Communications/NEMISA 2006.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Ms Xoliswa Sithole is a seasoned speaker and respected commentator on social and filmmaking issues and is available for speaking engagements and presentations on request. She has been invited to give presentations of her work at various Universities, international conferences and symposia around the world. Some noteworthy/key-note past events include:

  • The World Bank’s International Broadcast Symposium (Washington, DC, 2004)
  • The First World Cultural Forum (Sao Paulo, 2004)
  • The United Nation’s African Broadcast and Media Symposium (Addis Ababa, 2003)
  • Ms Sithole has represented South Africa as “Ambassador” at the Nantes film Festival (2000) and at the Cannes Film Festival (1999)



Past Productions
  • National Geographic/Londolozi Productions

    Animal Powers: Researcher and production management services for this documentary film on animal symbolism in Southern African cultures.

  • Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

    A 13-part series profiling indigenous technology in Africa

  • LoveLife Television

    Scamto@Large: Two research projects for the HIV/AIDS television series for youth

  • Channel 4 Television Series

    Amazing Ancestors: A television series on ancestry – 2000

  • CNN

    I Am African - MNET
    From 1999 - 2002, nayanaya pictures provided occasional research services to CNN

Corporate Production

Nayanaya has built a strong reputation and credibility within the arena of Corporate and Informational video production. The company develops films that can be used for brand development and marketing purposes or as powerful tools to effectively communicate with staff, clients, stakeholders, investors and the public at large.

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