THE FUTURE OF
AFRICAN CONTENT CREATION
“Citizens must be given alternatives through images of self because it will give them the option to form their own views on life around them. In that way they won’t lose hope that they can be actors in the transformation of their own realities. This is where image plays such a capital role. The entrenchment of African Cinema on local soil is an emergency which nothing must divert from and upon which Africa’s cultural survival depends” – Gaston Kabore
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Layla Swart founded Yellowbone Entertainment, a leading production company, in 2017 following years of hard-earned grit and determination to transform the South African film and television landscape.
The company has experienced nothing short of incredible success since its inception, winning numerous awards each year at the African Movie Academy Awards and the South African Film and Television Awards among others.
Knuckle City, Blood Psalms, You’re My Favourite Place, and Sew The Winter To My Skin, to name a few, are just a few of the diverse success stories that have helped shape the brave and innovative essence of Yellowbone Entertainment.
Since 2017 Yellowbone Entertainment have produced 6 multiple award winning films that are of the highest international standard and are authentically local. Please contact us should you be interested in accessing the films.
Recently venturing into the high-end television landscape, Yellowbone Entertainment makes a mark with BLOOD PSALMS currently on Showmax
Yellowbone Entertainment Studios
MEET THE TEAM
Layla Swart was born on February 29th 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her undergraduate degree in the exclusive Film and Media Production stream at the University of Cape Town, and went on to complete her postgraduate degree in Film Practice and Theory in 2009. Layla has found success as a Film Producer and Editor in South Africa.
Layla is an advocate for authentic South African cinema and is contributing significantly to the expansion of the industry in South Africa.
JAHMIL X.T. QUBEKA
Award-Winning Filmmaker and screenwriter Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s career has spanned over 15 years covering an entire spectrum of filmmaking disciplines. Most notably, his documentary and feature film work has enjoyed screenings at various prestigious international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, London International Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival (Korea), Dubai Film Festival amongst others.
In 2005 an AIDS documentary he directed for Sesame Street won the prestigious Peabody Award in America for best actuality programming.