Charlie Vundla was born in 1983 in Manhattan, New York, United States of America, but was raised in Johannesburg, South Africa[5,6]. He is the son of Mfundi Vundla, a South African film and television producer, and Karen Vundla[7,8].

Charlie Vundla is a South African-American filmmaker, known for his work as an award-winning independent filmmaker[2]. Originally trained as a journalist, Vundla was drawn to filmmaking for its potential to elicit deep emotional reactions in viewers and create a sense of empathy[2]. In 2011, he made his first feature film, “How To Steal 2 Million,” which won the Best Film and Best Director awards at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)[2].

Vundla’s other notable work includes the lockdown feature film “Hotele Lerallaneng (Hotel on the Koppies),” which was an official selection at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam[1,4]. Charlie has also worked as a writer, director, and actor in the critically acclaimed feature film “Cuckold”[5].

Charlie Vundla has a diverse background and has been recognized for his talent and contributions to the film industry as an independent filmmaker[5,6].