Recently, I added the hats of director and producer to my busy head. Keep an eye out for F Creations – my new production company.
At a young age, I was told by my teachers that I was a natural story teller (although I think they were referring to how creative my excuses were for not doing homework). At university, I did my undergraduate degrees in English and Screenwriting, and then went on to complete my Honours in Film Production.
After graduation, I worked for a comic book company as a scriptwriter and later moved into the field of marketing as a copywriter and editor. I have several years experience both at an agency and as a freelancer. I regularly write blogs, web pages and social media content for an array of clients.
Under the banner of F Creations, there are several original scripts currently in pre-production.
My mother put me onto stage at the tender age of 3 and I haven’t looked back since. I did Modern Dancing throughout my school years and was a regular in school productions.
Since leaving university, I’ve been lucky enough to perform in a wide range of productions, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Neil Simon’s Rumours. Recent roles include Sybil in Private Lives, Puss in Boots in the pantomime Once Upon a Time.com and Ellen in The Actor’s Nightmare. I have also done two children’s theatre roadshows, during which I got to travel to primary schools around South Africa.
In March 2017, the inaugural production for F Creations hit the Galloway Theatre. For The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) I am wearing the hats of both producer and performer. 2017 also saw the premier of a brand new, one-woman show – Jam Every Other Day – which F Creations produced. There are several new projects in the pipeline for 2018, including touring with Jam and heading to the Grahamstown Festival with a couple of shows.
I recently set up a studio at home to record voice overs for various clients, both local and overseas. I record on a Rhode NT-USB microphone and use WavePad Sound Editor to edit the final product.
Since the end of 2014, I have worked on several advanced ePubs for a well-known international educational media producer, and voiced a number of How To DVDs for an American client. Additionally, check out my voice at the end of this 2009 VUKA entry.
Since I was a little girl watching Star Trek on the Sci Fi channel, I’ve loved the ability of film and television to transport you out of the world you live in. This is why I went to university and did a BA in Screenwriting and my BA Honours in Film Production. I now regularly take part in acting short courses in order to keep honing my craft.
On screen, I have acted in several short films – some professional and some student productions. During my university days, I worked as an extra and featured extra in a few adverts. Recently, I have worked as feature/main role in a number of adverts. In 2017, I played detective Zeidel in the second season of American Monster for the episode called Stand by your Men.