22 episodes

The South African Film Industry Podcast. Interviews with people from all fields in the South African film industry. Learn how they got there, how they see the South African industry and how we stand up on an international level .
Celebrate this temperamental, but mostly magical industry with actress, voice artist, stunt woman and all-round nerd Toni Jean Erasmus.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook: @thesafipod

Email with your thoughts and questions: thesafipod@gmail.com

The SAFI Pod Toni Jean Erasmus

    • TV & Film

The South African Film Industry Podcast. Interviews with people from all fields in the South African film industry. Learn how they got there, how they see the South African industry and how we stand up on an international level .
Celebrate this temperamental, but mostly magical industry with actress, voice artist, stunt woman and all-round nerd Toni Jean Erasmus.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook: @thesafipod

Email with your thoughts and questions: thesafipod@gmail.com

    Episode 21 - Trix Vivier

    Episode 21 - Trix Vivier

    You may recognise her as Flea Van Jaarsveld in the new local series Trackers based on Deon Meyers crime novel of the same name but Trix Vivier joined me in all her inspirational glory chatting with us about her career, the journey to where she is today and the importance of hard work, perseverance and a solid grounding.  This interview is filled with great advice on moving towns, focusing on the work you do and just enjoying the process of becoming the best team player you can be.  You can find Trix on Instagram and Facebook @trixvivier to keep up with her career, and her new foray into producing, writing and creating the amazing characters she has been lucky enough to portray.



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 20 - Antony Stone

    Episode 20 - Antony Stone

    First episode of 2020 happens to be episode 20, coincidence, I think not.  This week we sat down with stunts and special effects coordinator Antony Stone.  We go through his amazing journey from athlete to student to stuntman to coordinator and look at some of the things he’s learnt along the way.  We also chat about his short film Fracked currently doing the festival circuit.  He is really passionate about the environment and the footprint we as humans are leaving behind and this project more than ten years in the making is his way of bringing awareness to more people.

    Find out more about Fracked at frackedfilm.co.za and check out his amazing stunts and SFX company’s website bigbang.co.za to see some of the great work he’s done so far.



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 19 - Happy New Year the floor is yours

    Episode 19 - Happy New Year the floor is yours

    Welcome to the year 2020.  This episode is a chance to look back on the creation of the South African Film Industry Podcast.  See how far we’ve come, chat about what we want to achieve and the ideals we are hoping to keep promoting, especially the part about celebrating the amazing people in our growing industry.  We also open up to some topic requests from you the listeners and chat a little about entering the industry, finding an agent and dealing with budgeting and finances as a freelancer.  Lets hit the floor running and make this year an awesome one.



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 20 min
    Episode 18 - Jo Galloway

    Episode 18 - Jo Galloway

    For my last interview of 2019 I bring you the beautiful and talented Jo Galloway.  Trained in Musical Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre School here in Cape Town she traveled the world with some amazing shows before packing her bag and taking the plunge into the big pool of LA.  That was 8 years ago and since then she has built her career as an actress, writer, producer and director, through her company ShoWorks Entertainment.  We chatted about the highs and lows of the industry, the ways we cope and the importance of having a support system and a place to step away from and not be overwhelmed by the work.  This interview is filled with a solid mixture of hope and practicality and I feel every actor will listen and see that they are not alone in their sometimes uncontrollable ups and downs.  She is a mine of information and experience and always open to share.

    Check out her website www.jogalloway.com and find out more about her production company at www.showorksentertainment.com

    Follow her on Instagram @jogalloway3 and on Facebook @jogallowayactress to keep up with her new projects and find out more about her plans for 2020.



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 17 - Monica Rorvik

    Episode 17 - Monica Rorvik

    This episode is about business, investors and marketing your craft but without losing that love of the art and the passion for growth in our industry and our beautiful country.  I sat down with Monica Rorvik the head of the Film and Media Department at Wesgro.  They are in charge of promoting the Western Cape as a filming location and media creation hub.  We talk about the importance of knowing your audience and selling your ideas to investors in a language that they understand.  We both agree that everyone in the industry should become involved in the associations, guilds and groups that exist here in order to find a support structure and to have your voice heard in the important business, government and legal decisions being made about our jobs, in the end communication is key.  One that we spoke about is SWIFT, Sisters Working in Film and Television, see what they’re all about here swiftsa.org.za

    You can find out more about what Wesgro does by checking out their website wesgro.co.za and give Monica a follow on Instagram @monica_rorvik to see what she’s been up to to promote out awesome industry.



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 16 - Anlia van Rensburg

    Episode 16 - Anlia van Rensburg

    This week we chat with local actress Anlia van Rensburg.  We go through her journey from Musical Theatre training to children theatre, to indy film and television to well known villain in the Afrikaans soap Getroud Met Rugby.  We chat about her decision to leave the show and move full time to Cape Town to sink her teeth into the many international productions filmed here, the challenges that come with relocating and rebuilding a network in a different town.  She was recently cast in the Ridley Scott series Raised By Wolves and is eagerly awaiting the premier of local horror movie Last Sacrament.  We chat about Cape Town, work, the importance of always training and our excitement for what is to come in our blooming industry. 

    Make sure to give her a follow on Facebook at Anlia van Rensburg and on Instagram and Twitter @anliastar



    Get in touch with us via email at thesafipod@gmail.com

    Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thesafipod for updates on interviews and news about the pod

    You can also reach out to me personally on Facebook and Instagram @ToniJeanErasmus

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    Intro music by The Heatley Bros Royalty Free Music "Damn Girl"

    Art by Ben Geldenhuys @benny_behemoth on Instagram

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

FilmGeekSA ,

Celebration of the growth of the local industry

Loving the positivity around the local industry. The relaxed conversational style really makes you feel like youre chatting with friends while learning about some cool people

Dandamand ,

Weekly fun and infotainment

Great podcast! Awesome interview skills and really interesting guests! Really looking forward to seeing where this goes! Definiately become part of my weekly listening list!

SammyRSA ,

So exciting!

I am from South Africa myself and haven't come across anything along these lines yet. This sounds super promising, can't wait to hear more!!

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