MEET THE TEAM
Mother, Executive Producer, Producer, Screenplay Writer, Actress, Educator, Program Evaluator, TV Host
Vivian Mthenjwa went to Gumunyu Primary school in Bikita then proceeded to Dadaya High School. She migrated to USA where she completed her BSc. Degree in Social Sciences, BEd from Tennessee State University and a MEd from Tennessee State University graduate College of Education. She was awarded a doctoral scholarship at the University of Paisley in Scotland (4years full time) while also working there as a research Associate. Vivian was part of the team that evaluated The Scottish Qualification for Headship (SQH), a national mandatory Principal Training Program in Scotland. It was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Education department, UK. Vivian has co-authored and published a number of academic journals of education articles with Professor Ian Menter and Dr. Chris Holligan. She worked as a Professor at Seneca College, Canada. She is a registered member of Ontario College of Teachers with two teaching qualification certifications. Vivian is the creative director of Vivian Collections (VC), a registered supplier of Edgars and Truworths Department Stores in Zimbabwe. VC served as a sewing station for some of the wardrobe used in the feature film, The President. She is a wife and a dotting mother of three.
After working for Rogers TV (one of the biggest networks in Canada) as a Producer and Presenter of the Immigrant Talk Show Series that premiered in 2012, Vivian progressed to film production with EastGate Films Inc. where she is the Executive Producer, screen play writer and producer. Vivian’s multi-disciplinary background as an educator, policy analyst, and researcher has made her original story development and screenplay writing much easier. Her years of experience in USA, Africa, UK and Canada enriched her diversity spectrum, which she effectively implements in filmography. Her current work includes actress in Molly’s love story and in Mugabe, starring Hakeem K. Kazim, Jackie Appiah, Caroline Mashingaidze and Eddie Sandifolo. It was directed by Robert Peters and co-produced by Rogers Ofime, Nyaradzo Mustauri and Vivian Mthenjwa. For publications’ links see:
Nyaradzo Mutsauri was born in Bikita and comes from a very big family. She started facing challenges at the age of three when she lost both her parents to the liberation war. She studied Office Administration post secondary school then later started working for a Tobacco Company for some years before migrating to Canada. Nyaradzo has always been known for being a joker. She was known for always making the people around her laugh with her jokes. God knows where she gets them.
She then migrated to Canada in 2001 where she resumed her studies at Sheridan College and graduated at the school of Nursing in 2008. Nyaradzo states that she found solace from writing when she lost her 8-year-old son who drowned in a creek. “Pen became my best friend as I thought nobody could understand what I was going through”. Her first book Transition from Africa to diaspora was published in 2011 followed by “Rubbles of Love” and “The blaze that destroyed my shadow”, got the best seller title on Amazon.
Nyaradzo has progressed to film production. She has featured in the Immigrant Talk Show on Rogers TV, produced by Vivian Mthenjwa-Hanya in 2012. In 2017, she developed her book Rubbles of love into a feature film currently in post-production. Her filmography is growing; she recently co-produced “Mugabe” with Vivian Mthenjwa, Rogers Ofime and directed by Robert Peters, starring Hakeem Kae Kazim, Jackie Appiah, Caroline Mashingaidze, Eddie Sandifolo, Charles Muzemba, Ken Kondo. This was shot in Zimbabwe in 2018, coming soon.