Nkosi is a freelance writer, director and cinematographer, he wrote, directed, and edited his first short film, Return To Sender, which earned him a Best First Time Director award at Indie Short Fest and was an official selection at Chicago Indie Film Awards, New York Istanbul Short Film Festival, WorldFest Houston Int'l Film Festival, and others.

In 2019, Nkosi’s first feature-length screenplay, How Far We’ve Come, took home second place in Stage 32’s nationwide Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest and is currently in development.

Nkosi was the cinematographer, additional editor, and film emulation FX artist on the Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X biopic-inspired film, Honorable. (2022).

Black DP with Arri SR2 Super 16mm Film Camera and Easyrig

I created a film footage calculator to incorporate into my shot list/shooting schedule to gain a more precise estimate of how much film you need. Check it out.


Want the look of film but don't have the budget for it? I've got you covered.

Through various experimentation fueled by a love for celluloid, I developed a method to produce a convincing film emulation beginning on set and continuing through post production. Even before I became an analog cinematographer, I spent years trying to mimic the magic of the format that drew me in, and it's developed my eye to the subtleties that make film so special. Drop me an email, and I'll help you turn those pixels into grain.

Initial Consultation -$150

A 1-2 hour meeting held before production to discuss project goals, technical specifications such as lighting, camera selection and settings. I will give advice on how to achieve the best results for your project emulation.

Digital Film Emulation

Billed at $55/hr. Full quote delivered after picture locked edit.