Dillon M. Banda (formerly known as Magare Banda) is a film director and producer. He produces and directs films, commercials and visual content. Until recently he served as the founder and lead director of Lekker, the filmmaking collective headquartered in Hong Kong, and he is also the co-founder of SoundChips, the site that reviews, shares and showcases new music from artists around the world.
With an educational background in music and digital art, Dillon discovered film and the moving image through his exploration of the latter and hasn’t looked back since. Music continues to hold a strong influence over his work, and as a filmmaker he often blurs the line between a narrative and documentary style, albeit with a consistently cinematic touch.
Dillon studied music and digital art at the University of Hull in Northern England, graduating with a B.A.(Hons).
PRESS / INTERVIEWS
SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS
For Lack of a Better World, Screening, 'Ghosts' [Short Film, 2017]
Italian Legacy / Italian Heritage, Screening, 'The Feeling' [Brand Film, 2016]
Impressions Short Film Festival, Special Selection, 'Afterglow' [Short Film, 2014]
Off Courts Trouville Short Film Market, Official Selection, 'Afterglow' [Short Film, 2014]
Viewster Online Film festival, Official Selection, 'Afterglow' [Short Film, 2014]
Cine Pocket Mobile Film Festival, Official Selection, 'A Place Like Home' [Short Film, 2012]
CLIENTS / COMMISSIONS
The Robb Report
Nha Xinh Furniture
Cabrits Resort Kempinski
Sony Music Entertainment