Malawian director Villant Ndasowa is an independent filmmaker and is amongst the few of the first professionally trained filmmakers in Malawi. She gained a BA (Hons) degree in Media Production (Film and Television) at Middlesex University and the University of Luton in the United Kingdom. After completing her studies in the UK in 2006 she returned to Malawi where she has been involved in pioneering efforts to develop the film industry. Villant has worked for Malawian Television for over 6 years, and has been involved in both local and international documentary productions for television. She has also worked on various film projects, including short film productions and experimental audio-visual work in Malawi and the UK. The screening of her film The Mystery Mountain at AiM 2007 (Africa in Motion, Edinbugrh) was been the first Malawian film to be screened outside of Malawi.