South African born Vincent Moloi, was born shortly after the turbulent Soweto uprisings in 1976. His soul calling flourished into narratives of his motherland, voicing out the calling of the nation, both in fiction and non-fiction. The innovative filmmaker has directed over 50 documentary films and about 10 television series. He received numerous awards including African Trailblazer Award at the International TV Film festival,and MIPCOM in Cannes.
His latest creation is Tjovitjo, is a drama series based on a world of hardships, dreams, problems, and hopes. It depicts everyday reality through the portrayal of dancers struggling against the system of poverty.
It offers a buffet of gripping emotions, topping the viewership charts and streaming in possibilities.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
Hahahaha…sadly I am not at that stage where I am making money yet. At the moment I am still putting money into my passion. It will come when the time is right.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
I can’t remember. It is probably because I put it back into my passion as an investment. We have just produced a whole drama series with our own money. This shows how passionate we are about we doing. We are still building for now, but one day we’ll reap the rewards of all the hard work and money we put in.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
Failure is not an option. Because I can’t imagine anything else that can make me happy as what I do right now. The idea of failing terrifies me.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
A search for absolute happiness. I know it sounds so utopia but that’s what I want.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
That you can’t stop what naturally going to be.
What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?
That they must learn to try things, do things. You can never really know it until you do it.