Mzo is a writer and director who graduated from the New York Film Academy in 2015, having majored in Screenwriting & Directing. Originally from the small town of Klerksdorp, Mzo headed to Los Angeles after graduating where he joined a team of fresh, young directors - The High5Collective. Together they worked on numerous projects as both directors and content creators for companies such as Partizan and Ranchhand and produced music videos for artists like Tyler the Creator, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and Will i Am.

Mzo moved back to South Africa in 2016, where he worked as a freelancer at some of Cape Town’s leading production companies, which only served to remind him of how much he loved directing…

Currently in the process of developing a feature film, Mzo has joined Carbon Collective as one of our fresh, new directors.

Armed with the experience of having moved from Los Angeles to Langa, Mzo represents a unique cultural lens that draws from both global and authentic South African culture.



Client: Distell - Three Ships Whisky
Agency: Mirum
Creative Director: Charles Miller
Copywriter: Bianka Wessels
Art Director: Liesl Mauermann
Account Director: Megan Drury
Head of TV & Content: Rochelle April
Director: Mzo Maloney
Executive Producer: Kirsten Clarence
Producer: Natalie Chapman
DOP: Rory O’Grady
Art Director: Kaley Meyer
Wardrobe: Sandra Smit
Music: Pressure Cooker
Post Production: Priest
Editor: Amelia Cohen