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Dean Balie - play & fail, responsible representation and honouring your part in the bigger picture.
The multi-talented creative Dean Balie is our guest this week, hosted by one of our Tribe-leaders
Dean has done most everything from stage to television, radio to writing and is best known for his 2012
Fleur du Cap award winning role as the Young Kat Diamond in David Kramer and the late Taliep
Petersen's musical, Kat and the Kings.
Originally from Steinkopf in the Northern Cape, Dean graduated in 2010 with a BA degree in Drama and
Theatre Studies from the University of Stellenbosch and has been making waves ever since his first
professional production in 2009 as part of the cast of William Shakespeare's Anthony & Cleopatra,
directed by Martinus Basson.
Dean recently received one of the first ever kykNET Fiëstas Sinjatuur awards for his contribution to the
arts industry and was part of the creative team responsible for Die poet, wies hy?- an amalgamation of
works by Adam Small and music, which won five kykNET Fiëstas earlier this year.
Dean was also part of the cast of Ekstra Medium in his portrayal of the character Slappies, which can be
streamed on Showmax.
An Actor's Roundtable with Melissa Myburgh, Caleb Felix and Conradie van Heerden
Nina Smit and Devonecia Swartz conduct a roundtable discussion with three of South Africa’s rising actors: Melissa Myburgh, Caleb Felix and Conradie van Heerden. The topic of this discussion is what you as a newbie on set can expect to experience and how to better prepare to make the most of your debut performance for film- or TV. Melissa Myburgh is know for her debut as the lead in KykNET’s television series Kompleks, Caleb is known for his recent performance as the lead in a groundbreaking KykNET storiefilm ANDER – the first Afrikaans film portrayal of a transgender woman and Conradie van Heerden, who is known for starring as the lead in Wesens- the first found-footage style film production in South Africa. We dive deep into:
- What you should know before making your debut performance for film- or tv.
- How to navigate yourself as a newbie on set.
- The question of whether you should study acting or jump straight into the industry.
- The impact of the current pandemic on the film industry, and
- How to sustain yourself as an actor.
These young actors have a fresh outlook that will enlighten your views and beliefs on the industry. Let’s break down those walls of fear and inhibition and prepare you for your film acting debut!
Informative, insightful and a wonderful tool for South African actors!