Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Correspondent
Locals should expect to see talented dancer and songstress, Sandra “Sandy” Ndebele on the big or small screens as she has joined fast-rising South African casting agency, Becky Casting with the hope to be scouted for an acting role.
The casting agency that is run by a local, Bekezela “Becky” Dube, has been making headlines back home following their involvement with Madlela Skhobokhobo and Madam Boss whom they cast for various acting roles in the neighbouring country recently.
Following these two’s participation, some creatives like Sandy have joined the casting agency to also try their luck.
Commenting on her move, Sandy, a former Iyasa member who is not new to the world of acting, said she cannot wait to unpack her forgotten talent. Having acted on Stealers, a production that was shown on DStv’s Zambezi Magic and Stephen Chifunyise’s Mhembwe Rudzi, Sandy said she believes she has what it takes.
“I’m Sandy. Whatever I touch turns to gold. I’m taking on one of my passions, acting as I want to play a huge role in changing the face of our film industry.
“Great things are in store and people should expect to see me a lot on their screens,” said Sandy.
Asked where she got her acting training from, Sandy said: “We were trained on theatre back in the days when I was at Iyasa and at times, I’d go for refresher courses in South Africa.”
Explaining why she decided to sign up with Becky Casting, Sandy said it was because of the opportunities they are presenting to locals and their reputation.
Sandy who recently enrolled with the Midlands State University for a Bachelor of Social Sciences Music Business, Musicology and Technology Honours undergraduate degree, is definitely determined to take her arts career to dizzying heights.
Commenting on their latest recruit, Becky Casting Agency director, Becky who hails from Matobo said she believes Sandy has what it takes to make it big on the small screen.
“She’s very talented and I’m convinced she’ll make it. My aim is to push and expose all talented people back home by providing them with acting opportunities here in South Africa,” said Becky.
She urged locals who are passionate about acting to sign up with her company as more acting roles are coming up.
“Between August and October this year, I’ll be shooting a movie for Netflix. I’ll be the casting director so I want to use this opportunity to reach out to talented people all over the world,” she said.