Meet Pfungwa and Rumbiey Chimbetete – Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean couple based in Shanghai co owners of Kwela Pictures.

Rumbiey did photography for a Ted X event and she participated in the

making of a documentary that is in post production. She worked with

European Film maker Andrej Ulov and other talents like Deji Odulum.

She also did a workshop on Micro budget film making. She presented the

Zimbabwean model, primarily used by “The Decent Art House” and “Ivory

Pictures” Production House citing films like Lobola and The Gentleman.

Rumbiey also presented on the model that the employed with Kwela

Pictures, a company Pfungwa, Andrew and Herself started in Harare. A

company that does events, documentaries, commercials and event media


Pfungwa was part of a team that competed in the 48 hour short film

contest. He wrote, edited and was Director of Photography for the

short film “Stuck on Tuesday.” He was also part of the winning team in

a story idea pitch contest held by Oriental Dream Works, the

production company that made Kung Fu Panda 3.

  Pfungwa was selected as an “Excellent Work” in the Shanghai VFS

screenwriting contest. He submitted a short film script titled  “Manu

and the Magic of Everyday.”

Currently Pfungwa is working on a docu-series about Africans living in

Shanghai titled “Griots.” He is collaborating with African Red Head, a

South African owned  production house.

Rumbiey is also a voice over artist. She has done voices for games,

commercials and corporate communications material

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