Dillon M. Banda (born Magare Banda) is a film director. From 2014 to 2017 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 his childhood and formative years spent across 3 continents - Europe, Africa and now Asia - Dillon brings a unique sensibility and heightened cultural sensitivity to his work. His films are typified by a keen attention to cinematography and aesthetics, often blurring the line between narrative and documentary, albeit with a consistently cinematic touch.

Dillon studied music technology with digital arts at the University of Hull in Northern England, graduating with a B.A.(Hons). 


'Spirit director Dillon M. Banda on his personal watershed moment and how it transpired into a wonderful onscreen outpour', Indie Shorts Mag, 08.10.2018

'Spirit, Review, Indie Shorts Mag, 23.07.2018

'Spirit, Daily Short Pick, Film Shortage, 07.07.2018

'Spirit', Directors Notes, 12.06.2018

'Spirit by Dillon M. Banda', Booooooom, 06.06.2018

'Dillon M. Banda embarks on an intimate journey of significant songs and past love in Ghosts', Directors Notes, 04.07.2017 

'How We Live Now - Ghosts', SoundChips, 01.06.2017


2018 FilmBath Festival, Official Selection, 'Spirit' [Short Film, 2018]

All Animals are Equal
, Group Exhibition, 'Spirit' [Short Film, 2018]

Future Shorts Spring 2018
, Screening, 'Spirit' [Short Film, 2018]

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]




Mercedes Benz

Fashion TV

Indochine Media

The Robb Report

Barcode Magazine


Eurasia Concept

AA Corporation

Keppel Land

Nha Xinh Furniture

Cabrits Resort Kempinski

Sony Music Entertainment

European Chamber of Commerce