Ten10 Films is an award-winning, London-based, film and TV production company that was founded by producer, Tendeka Matatu. The company is built on a wealth of experience and is driven by a strong ethos to champion black filmmaking talent. We focus on creating premium quality and commercially appealing diversity driven film & TV content for a global audience.
Prior to founding Ten10 Films, Tendeka acted as head of production for Dv8 Films in Johannesburg where he oversaw the successful financing of a slate of 8 local films and numerous co-productions, including Richard E Grant’s 'Wah Wah' and Antoine de Caunes 'Monsieur N'.
Tendeka’s individual producer credits include the multi award-winning 'Max&Mona'; the South African box office hit 'Material' and the action-drama epic 'Gangster’s Paradise, Jerusalema', which was South Africa’s official entry for the Academy Awards Foreign Language category in 2008 and premiered at the 2008 Berlinale, Panorama Section.
Recent Ten10 Films credits include 'Cold Harbour' (2014), 'Tiger House' (2015). and 'He Who is Without Sin' (2017). The company’s current slate includes numerous film and TV projects, including two high-end tv dramas in development, 'Imperium' with AMC/Sundance TV and, ‘The Trade' with Canal+ International.
In 2016 Tendeka was selected and graduated from the prestigious film industry business and leadership course, INSIDE PICTURES.
In 2018 Tendeka was invited to be come a member of THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES.