Cinematographer turned Director, Ntando, sports a strong body of work for brands including Lacoste, Fred Perry, and Reebok. Having cut his teeth in documentary and music Ntando is fresh from directing some of the UK’s most exciting rap talent in Octavian, Ms Banks, and IAMDDB for the recent revival of YO! MTV Raps, CH4 documentary ‘Pirate Mentality’ and Sky Atlantic’s documentary ‘Guerrilla Sounds’ about the Black Panther movement in the UK.
Fans of grime music and its history may be familiar with Ntando’s work on Channel 4’s documentary ‘Pirate Mentality’, which examined the influence of pirate radio on the British music scene. This, alongside work on a recent reboot of MTV classic ‘YO! MTV Raps’, demonstrates the director’s ability to tell energetic and compelling stories in a way that never fails to engage his audience. It’s no wonder Park Village are happy to have him aboard.
In addition to his enviable skills when it comes to shooting live music, Ntando has also received critical plaudits for his refined approach to storytelling. His promo for Che Lingo’s ‘My Block’, for example, was hailed for its bold depiction of Black British identity and he was nominated for his piece on black mental health for Fred Perry by 1.4 awards.