Hawthorne, CA 90250
Angela Matemotja’s directing debut was in the theatre back in 2005, when she earned an NAACP Award nomination for directing the stage play Sunshine For a Midnight Weary. Most recently, her multi award winning first feature film ELEVATE, acquired by Gravitas and is now available on AmazonPrime and various platforms.
Her first short film The Encounter 2011, won the Grand Jury Award at the White Sands International Film Festival, Honorable Mention at Toronto CommFFest Global Community Film Festival and nominations for Best Short Film at SoCal Film Festival, SOHO International Film Festival and Long Island International Film Expo in New York.
Her second short, The Untimely Concurrence, won Best LGBTQ Film at Action on Film International Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, and won the Silver Screen Award for Best Short Film at the Nevada International Film Festival.
In 2015 she produced Shoshannah’s Skateboard, which won Best Family Film at Columbia Gorge International Film International Film Festival, and won the Hearts Minds and Souls Award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and hescreenplay Drunk Book was awarded Best Comedy Short at Action on Film Festival and the ‘Excellence in Writing” Award, and was nominated at the Austin Revolution Film Festival.
Angela Matemotja is now in development on her next feature film.