From screenwriting to directing, editing, cameramanship, acting and even music, the man simply known as ‘Deejay Holy’ does it all! To his credit, Deejay Holy (real name Eutychus Chamunorwa) has produced quite a number of films and music videos, some of which have been screened on local and international TV stations such as ZBC, Cape Town Television, Mzasi Magic Dstv, ETV and SABC 2 among others. His first major international film was ‘The lost One’, a film he produced in collaboration with Norwegian filmmakers.
The former South-African-based filmmaker is currently working on a short film series called ‘Master Plan’ featuring the likes of Kizito Mawoko (famous for his role as ‘Dredd Welly’ in Zimbabwe’s first soapie, Studio 263) four time NAMA Award winner, Eunice Tava and Teddy Mangawa, to mention a few. According to Deejay Holy, ‘Master Plan’ is a 13 episode short film series with each episode running 10 minutes long. A pilot episode for the short series is already available on YouTube. Deejay Holy began his music, film and television career in 2005 while working with INTV as a music producer, creating sound effects and soundtracks on their television program Citizen Child which flighted on ZBC back then.
After moving to South Africa in 2009, he joined Southern Youth Film Festival (SUFF) and Animation Academy where his responsibilities occassionaly see him travelling around South Africa running filmmaking workshops. Eutychus also works as a project coordinator for Dollywood Productions, which focuses on films made by disabled youth in South Africa and leads anti-gang campaigns in and around his community to help the youth. His work with the youth hardly ends there, as Deejay Holy also runs music workshops (with the help of World Vision) targeted at the 7-15years old age group. The 29 year old also founded and has successfully hosted a peagent titled Miss Atlantis since 2014 which attracted on board companies such as Revlon, Okhule Media and Fusion Models. The Miss Atlantis 2014 was broadcasted on SABC 2, Hectic Nine 9 and Cape Town Television Ek’se.