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 place for social, cultural and critical commentary inspired by music.
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. A passion for analogue photography continues to hone his eye and inform the keen attention to cinematography and composition that typifies his films. His films also often blur the line between narrative and documentary, albeit with a consistently cinematic aesthetic.
Dillon studied music technology with digital arts at the University of Hull in Northern England, graduating with a B.A.(Hons).
'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
'Afterglow', Daily Short Pick, Film Shortage, 05.04.2014
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]
The Robb Report
Nha Xinh Furniture
Cabrits Resort Kempinski
Sony Music Entertainment
European Chamber of Commerce