Behind Her Lens Visuals is a South African based creative agency with a mission to provide accessible stories to audiences on the continent and beyond, in order to bridge the gap between industry professionals, young storytellers and first time storytellers and audiences. Through our streaming site, we aim to centralize forms of digital storytelling made by filmmakers across the diaspora that constantly reflect the ever changing digital mediums of storytelling. We also offer video production services such as directing, producing, editing and cinematography for projects and promote unique cinema experiences through hosting film screenings, film festivals and film related talks.

The Founder

Mbali Mashaba

Mbali Mashaba, also known by her online presence as Behind Her Lens is a South African filmmaker, content creator, Youtuber and all rounded storyteller. Her work concerns itself with the representation of people and narratives that may have fallen out of the mainstream. She is currently in her fourth and final year of study for a honours degree in Film and Television studies at The University of the Witwatersrand (BAFTV) and completed a film residency in Gothenburg University, Sweden. Her biggest aspiration is to redefine storytelling through creative, accessible and informative storytelling by creating a powerhouse that connects creatives and storytellers to the avenues they aspire to be in. Behind Her Lens Visuals, as a streaming platform and one leg of a larger production company intends to do just that.