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JABU NADIA NEWMAN GOES TO PARK PICTURES.
16 September 2021

South African director and photographer Jabu Nadia Newman has joined Park Pictures in both the UK and US.

Newman describes storytelling as "instinctively African", and this national pride permeates her showreel at every turn. "I always like to take what I've learned from my past and my surroundings and use it to create something that is unique and personal to me."

This approach leads to work like 2021's 'The Dream That Refused Me', an Afrofuturist short that blends multiple disciplines with relish. Naturally, founding partner Jackie Kelman Bisbee can't wait to let this "unique and vibrant talent" loose in the commercial realm.


Newman is equally stoked at the prospect: "I'm excited to bring my perspective to commercial filmmaking and continue to champion equal representation both in front of and behind the camera. I have always looked up to the work that Park Pictures have produced and feel that Park will be the perfect home for me to continue learning and growing in my craft."

All Newman is waiting for now is the right script. In the meantime, check out this boisterous Adidas commercial which celebrates car spinning in South Africa with driver Stacey-Lee May and LGBT activist Tutu Zondo.


For more on all things Jabu Nadia Newman, drop Bethany Reilly a line via bethany@parkpictures.com or call 07521 088 370.

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