Max And Mona is a charming and deftly-made film by first time director Teddy Mattera.
Mattera is a South African who did his film studies in the US, UK and Europe.
The first film he worked on, as an intern, was Hoop Dreams - which was nominated for an Oscar in 1993.
He has since worked on various documentaries for SABC (South Africa), BBC, Channel Four (UK), and other international broadcasters.
He has also is worked on a number of short films, commercials and music videos, mainly as an Assistant Director.
MNET selected Waiting For Valdez, a short film written by Teddy, as part of the 2001 MNET New Directions series.
Recently Mattera directed the short film Norman Comes To Jozi, as well as several inserts for the SABC2 flagship series Vuyani Mzansi.
He first developed the idea for Max And Mona in 1999.
The film's setting draws on Mattera's love for Johannesburg and his knowledge of Soweto culture.
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