five young men stand in a circle talking
This month's pick
August 2017
Masterpiece 2017
By Runyararo Mapfumo
7:00 minutes
A group of young men try to interpret their friend's art so they can save face and show support.

Black boy joy is on the menu in Runyararo's, Masterpiece. It's funny, engaging, totally fresh and we really love it!

Matimba Kabalika, BFI NETWORK


About the filmmaker: Runyararo Mapfumo



Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2013 with a 1st class degree in Film and Visual Effects, Runyararo has been writing and directing shorts, as well as freelancing. Currently, Runyararo is working on a major production at Pinewood Studios until October 2017.




I wanted to tell a story that depicts brotherhood and interaction between young black men as I've seen it countless times in life and not very often on film; having fun, challenging each other intellectually and appreciating creativity. Between the banter, there are moments injected that reflect the realness and challenges of today's society, particularly in London.

Runyararo Mapfumo