A lover of supernatural stories, Thishiwe Ziqubu directed the magical realism film, Intombi YaNgale (The Girl From the Other Side). The film was an official selection at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) 2019 in Los Angeles, USA.

Thishiwe also served as creative and head director on the international drama series, MTV Shuga Down South, Season 2. They direct 5 of the 10 episodes. The show won Best Youth Programme at the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs)