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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ stars support African film

NOLLYWOOD stars Ramsey Noah and Genevieve Nnaji at the MultiChoice Africa content showcase in Mauritius.

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
THE MultiChoice Africa content showcase extravaganza reached fever pitch when the stars of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: the series’ arrived at a press junket held at The Plantation Club at the Outrigger Mauritus Beach Resort.
The stars of the Robert Rodriguez-directed series coming soon to M-Net Ede on DStv, DJ Cotrona and Zane Holtz, shared the thrills of working on the show as the Gecko brothers, roles played by George Clooney and Quinton Tarantino on a popular cult film of the same name.
Cotrona also had high praise for actors and directors from the continent who have gained global exposure.
“South Africa is one of the countries that have amazing actors and directors. I’m a huge Sci-Fi fan and I love the way Neil Blomkamp takes high concepts and grounds them in reality,” he said.
“Trevor Noah is hilarious – taking over The Daily Show is like taking over America and I love watching him. There’s amazing African talent crossing over in a big way in the international industry, both in front of and behind the camera.”
Holtz’ also had some encouraging advice for aspiring African actors, saying “if you’re talented and good at what you do, you can make it anywhere – it’s about being there and being right for the part”.
He said it took long for him to get to the level he has reached now.
“I’m 15 years into my career – I started when I was 13 or 14. It took me a long time of living in Los Angeles and auditioning to get a part – and now I’m in a series that is travelling around the world! There’s no definitive timeframe for success – just believe it, do it and stick with it until you get it!”
Asked by the demanding African media on where he would take on a role of telling African stories, he said he would work with anyone, from any country, if the story he was presented with was good and the director and his fellow cast were talented.
“Whether from Africa, Europe, anywhere – I’d love to work with any team I thought had an important story to tell, and would tell it well,” he said.

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