Co-owner of Out of Africa Entertainment and Co-founder of non-profit Africa Rising
Spending his childhood in the United States, it would be upon his return to his native home of South Africa that Mandela would begin his entertainment career. He credits his early experience working closely on the production of the feature adaptation of TheBang Bang Club with sparking his interest in bringing true stories to the screen. Mandela’s current focus centers on furthering the aims of his LA based production company, Dang Entertainment. The focus of the shingle centers around developing a slate of content for domestic and international consumption. A founding member and Ambassador for GenEndIt a collective of HIV/AIDS organizations committed to seeing the end of AIDS in our lifetime, Mandela also sits on the board of GlobalCitizen, Pioneer Works and Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project. Mandela’s latest credits include the upcoming feature Gully with longtime collaborator Nabil Elderkin as well as the features Dreamland and Georgetown.