In May 2021, we had the pleasure of welcoming CEO & Animation Producer Thandiwe Mlauli as part of The 20/20 Series, created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein.

Mlauli is the Founder & CEO of a development and animation studio, Studio Yezi. She’s a young, black, independent animation producer, writer, and illustrator based in Johannesburg, South Africa actively carving out a unique space in the country’s fast-growing animation industry.

The 20/20 Series is a pop-up event that takes us into the homes, hubs, and workspaces of an array of dynamic creative visionaries to allow for relaxed, engaging conversations on craft, creation, and artistic vision. Each conversation with a creative visionary features 20 minutes of discussion with a moderator and a 20 minute Q&A from YOU, the audience.