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Born in the Eastern Cape, Keitumetse was born to a religious, traditional father and an entrepreneurial mother. To most, it would appear as if Keitumetse's decision to pursue filmmaking was a form of rebellion — forging ahead and sacrificing the benefits that come from a corporate job, much like a typical millennial would.
Forgetting the rules about financial stability, Keitumetse successfully managed the anxiety of not knowing where the next paycheck was coming from, and eventually proved her worth as a leading filmmaker in a closed industry known to be tough for female directors to break into.
Today, Keitumetse boasts a repertoire of feature films, conscious documentaries, popular television shows, and several music videos.
A word of advice to young professionals
When Keitumetse moved from the Eastern Cape to Johannesburg, she was consumed with insecurity — an experience that she credits for her success, in retrospect. During her difficult rise in the industry, Keitumetse's faith in herself was unwavering, the reason she pursued her dreams without caution.
Her advice to young professionals looking to establish a career as a storyteller: "Be rebellious, forge your path, have faith but have a plan... you need to have a plan and, your plan changes. You need to trust yourself. If you're going to go the route of being rebellious, everyone else will tell you that you're going the wrong way. So, you need to love yourself and you need to trust yourself."
Spending habits: The good, the bad and all the lessons Keitumetse has learnt about money
As a struggling filmmaker attempting to make a mark in the industry, Keitumetse's financial situation was not ideal. She insists on not creating an emotional attachment to money and, strives to maintain a healthy relationship with it. She shares tips on how you can create positive financial habits.
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