Mahla Filmes was created in 2009 by Mickey Fonseca and Pipas Forjaz.
We have so far produced six short films addressing domestic violence against women in its various forms.
We also produce various cultural programmes and live concerts in and around Maputo.
Pipas Forjaz graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Film&Video in 1995.
In the last 15 years he has worked as a producer, cameraman, editor and director of
several productions, documentaries, TV ads, short and feature films (including internationally acclaimed productions),
music clips,Public Service Announcements, TV series and other TV shows.
Mickey Fonseca, director and producer, started off as a production assistant, assistant photographer and second AD, in Cape Town (South Africa),
having also taken part on several projects, from TV ads, documentaries, short and feature films in Mozambique,
South Africa and other countries in the region. In the past two years he has directed four short films, and produced six,
all of which were produced by Mahla Films in Mozambique. Fonseca has also written two of these short films.
Michele Mathison is a young director currently living and working in South Africa.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Michele trained through the Unesco film and television project based in Harare.
Michele went on to direct 2 short films while also working as a cameraman and editor for BBC, CNN and National Geographic.
Michele is currently working with Mahla films in Mozambique directing short films and commercials.
Mahla Filmes’s phisolophy is to develop Mozambican culture and cinema, train crew and be able to represent the country in International festivals.