Zee Ntuli


Zee Ntuli straddles different worlds. His complex, diverse, and unique upbringing has exposed him to a wide gamut of cultures, experiences, and influences. As a storyteller, writer, and director, he draws on this unique perspective to craft distinct and captivating work that explores the human condition in an honest and raw fashion. His work centers around identity, belonging, and socio-political dynamics.

His most recent work was as lead director on Reyka, an International Emmy-nominated crime thriller series starring Iain Glen and Kim Engelbrecht. Zee was awarded Best Achievement in Directing for a TV Drama at the 2022 SAFTA’s for his work on the series. Reyka opened the Monte Carlo Television Festival, was chosen by Variety as one of the 10 buzziest shows hitting MipTV, and has been broadcast in over 80 territories worldwide.

Zee’s feature films and shorts have screened in Cannes; BFI London Film Festival; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; New York International Film Festival; Fantastic Fest; Hong Kong International Film Festival; SHNIT; Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur; DIFF, amongst others. His feature film Hard To Get was the first South African feature film to secure a US Netflix deal. Zee has also directed various award-winning commercials. Most notably, his projects have scooped Cannes Gold, Silver, and Bronze lions, as well as South Africa’s first Glass lion, for BlameNoMore, a hard-hitting campaign, initiated by Hype Magazine and Tears Foundation, aimed to change the narrative for sexual abuse victims.

Zee has an intense passion and love for storytelling and cinema. He undertakes the filmmaking process with a collaborative, passionate yet gentle approach. He is equal parts focused on the human and the aesthetic and loves nothing more than delving into character and psychology while developing a symbiotic stylistic approach.


Lokoza (2017)

South Africa Factory (2016)

Hard To Get (2014)


Reyka (2021) Series

Those Who Can't (2015-2016) Series

Mshika-shika (2012-2013) Series

Room 9 (2012) Series


Lokoza (2017)

South Africa Factory (2016)

Soul City (2011)

Showreel is available on request.

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