Zoe Ramushu is a filmmaker [writer-director, producer-actor].
During 2020 she shot two New York-based documentaries It Takes a Circus, her directing debut which was nominated for the 48th Student Academy Awards (Student Oscars) and screened at Doc NYC 2021, and To The Plate which she produced and was shortlisted for a Student BAFTA.
In 2021 she produced Botlhale, a South African short which was selected to screen at the Lincoln Center during the New York Africa Film Festival. Zoe is currently writing and producing two feature films in South Africa, one currently in production with a global streamer, and the other in pre-production with Africa’s largest broadcaster.
She studied law, African literature & journalism and holds an MA and MSc from Wits University and Columbia University in the City of New York respectively. As a fellow of the Cannes Producers Network, The Gotham (formerly IFP) she has enjoyed success in various markets, including her show-running debut, Pretty Hustle, a series that was selected as the first and only episodic project to pitch at DFM’s 2021 Finance Forum. A 2021 Reuters Institute Fellow at Oxford University she also chairs a committee for the Dept. of Arts & Culture in South Africa.
Creative Producer Indaba 2022–23 participants
Taking place at the Atlas Workshops (Marrakech International Film Festival) and IFFR 2023.