Screenwriter, book writer and photographer, producer, director and actor.
I am a writer/director first and am at my most comfortable working with actors to get the best performance out of them. Storytelling is after all the first priority of a film.
As an actor I am very hard working and very professional, since I understand the challenges and constraints of being a producer and director. While I have a number of smaller acting roles under my belt, the season I spent standing in for a top British actor on Black Sails was absolutely invaluable to hone my skills and get comfortable on a big set working under pressure. While some may question the value in taking a season out to do this, it was at the suggestion of a veteran actor, and has helped me to build up my own self-confidence and skill set both as an actor and a director, since I worked closely with some of the best directors and DOPs in the world at the moment.
On the writing front I am extremely versatile, being comfortable with anything from drama to comedy to action and even sci-fi. Having had a pretty exciting life before getting in film I have a lot to draw from and a great deal of people experience to use as the basis for characters.
After a strong start in film and television in 2013 and 2014, I took time off to travel and produce a book, but now that I've moved to the U.K. I am putting my energy back into the screen and this includes a number of projects that I am currently producing.
Unique traits: Very intense blue eyes. I prefer playing strong-willed intense characters but with some humour in between.
Eclipse (Jameson First Shot 2014 entry) Drama A fiercely independent woman must accept the help of a mysterious stranger after she injures herself in a park at night.
Extra Time (short) Comedy ⋄ Drama A guard discovers a man locked up in an unused part of a military prison after a film shoot.
The Musketeer from Macassar Drama After watching a film through a neighbour’s window, a poor township kid dreams big despite opposition and ridicule from those around him.
Striving for Freedom
Film by Dir: Rainer Matsutani Settler #1
Black Sails Season 2
Television by Dirs: Alik Sakharov, Clark Johnson Stand-in for Toby Stephens
The Crimson Letter
Film (short) by Peter Goosen General Jan Smuts
The Unexplained Files - S1E6
Television by Discovery Channel Courtier
Film (short) by Dir: Matthew Reeler Billy's Stepfather
Amaza - S1E13
Television by SABC 1 - Dir: Laddie Bosch Charles
90 Plein Street - S4E17
Television by SABC 2 - Dir: Jahmil Qubeka DA Worker #1
Jack of Hearts (for the 48HFP)
Film (short) by Dir: Deryck Broom Producer/Screenwriter
Black Sails Season 1
Film by Dirs: T.J. Scott, Neil Marshall, Sam Miller Stand-in for Toby Stephens, Zach McGowan, Sean Cameron Michael
Northmen: A Viking Saga
Television by Dir: Claudio Fäh Double: Richard Lothian
GoodLuck - Trickery (music video)
Video by Dir: Ryan Kruger The Father
Locked Up Abroad - Raving Arizona
Television by National Geographic - Dir: Harry Hewland The Attorney
Best Interpretation of Genre - 48HFP Cape Town