Born Magare Banda, I professionally go by the name Dillon M. Banda. I direct and produce films, commercials and visual content. From 2014 to 2017 I served as the founder and lead director of Lekker, the filmmaking collective headquartered in Hong Kong, and I am also currently 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, I discovered film and the moving image through my exploration of the latter. Suffice it to say, I haven’t looked back since. My work is typified by a keen attention to cinematography and aesthetics, while conceptually I often blur the line between narrative and documentary, albeit with a consistently cinematic touch.
I studied music technology with digital arts at the University of Hull in Northern England, graduating with a B.A.(Hons).
PRESS / INTERVIEWS
SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, Selection, 'Ghosts' [Short Film, 2018]
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, 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