Previous paid speaking roles
the 39 Steps Casting Agency
- South African
- UK English
- UK Scottish
- USA Southern
- Latin American
TINA-BELLA VAN DER MERWE:ACTING & SINGING EXPERIENCE: (Stage & film)1970 to 1980:7yrs old – first stage appearance as an “extra” (dancing girls);Acrobatic dance tuition;Ballet Tuition;School Choir;Chosen to be a “space-age person” for that years’ senior class;Several debates on stage,as well as “reading performance” in revue;Plays part of blind woman in Revue (written & directed by Vera Buys);Wrote, directed and played in one-act for church camp(3 characters).1982:Played part of a ghost in “OUR HOUSE” (Technikon Pretoria) Directed by Amor Tredoux.Also played in Student Film as Juliet for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Dying scene)Directed by Mario la Grange 1983:Ramp Model for Private Designer for public shows 1986:Part of “Blonde Secretary” in “Don’t just lie there, do something”(Lowveld Amateur Dramatic Society) 1988:Performed “Don’t Cry for me Argentina” live on stage at Zillertal–Pretoria (Clive Bruce Country show&singing competition) 1994:Church Choir, White River Dutch Reformed Church 2006:Started recording of CD: “Vir Ewig en Altyd!” 2008:August: Lily Clamacraft in Bill McNaughton’s play–“ALFIE” At Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West (Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society)Director:Lawrie West.October:Radio Continuity Show called“RADIO GA-GA” compiled by Lindsay Small(Director).Lead part of LOUISE in“Wolwedans in die Skemer”(adapted from original radio script by Original writer)&also “Continuity Announcer” for the rest of the show. 2009-10:Extra work in movies and commercials:
INVICTUS movie by Clint Eastwood;ATLANTIS(Peasant Girl & stand-in for High Priestess/Drummer Girl)
HISTORY OF AMERICA Documentary 28.11.2009(1890’s Riis Lecturer No 3);C&A Clothing Commercial 5.12.2009
NIVEA SHAMPOO FOR MEN Commercial 12.12.2009;BECEL Good Heart Health Margarine Commercial 16.1.2010
TESCO Still King Supermarket Commercial 17.1.2010;
NATALE Feature Film 16.9.2010 Featured Extra; three shoots. SKOONHEID–Afrikaans Feature Film by OLIVER HERMANUS Featured Extra; Congregation lead Female Vocals in Agapé Band for Praise & Worship; Radio:Voice-over advertisement (x3)Helderberg Village Security Village Somerset Wes–Oct 2010 & amended in march 2011. 2011: ROMEO & JULIET (Carnivals of the Heart Productions – Director Darryl Spijkers)–Lourensford Wine Estate Feb 2011 (Lady Montague&Front of House Manager,as well as Chorus/backstage/prompting) ARTSCAPE THEATRE Cape Town March 2011–Market Scene and Ball Scene (different characters); Featured Extra for TV-Series Strike Back 2:April–June 2011 -Role of Hardened Spec Ops Agent in Section 20. BMW Series 1 – March 2011 – Advertisement (2 x shoots). PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE: Lourensford Wine Estate & Masque Theatre Muizenberg – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Running at Masque Theatre in Muizenberg from 3-6 August 2011.
SAFE HOUSE – April/May 2011 - Feature Film Extra and Background driver (4 x shoots). ISSUES – HORROR SHORT MOVIE: LEAD ACTRESS DR. CRUOR. Chosen as 1 of only 9 S.A. Horror Movies to be shown at the South African Horror Film Festival. Director Ruan Lotter. On youtube and simply scripts.
FIELA'S CHILD:Aunt Gertie in Fiela's Child (Accent: Dutch; Language: English) Aged to 65 July 2012 Carnival of the Hearts Productions (facebook profile)Director Darryll Spijkers. Miss Marple:A Carribean Mystery-hotel guest- Special featured extra-age 35-45. 2012: INNOGEN - Leonato's wife in Much Ado About nothing(emotion creator part-no dialogue). 17 Nov 2012 - Coronated as MISS COMMONWEALTH AFRICA, Miss Commonwealth Pageants Limited, Directorship for miss Commonwealth pageants in South Africa 2013-14, Head of Charity &Culture Association in Africa,AFRICAN ACHIEVER'S AWARD(Feb 2013) "Model woman of Africa. ARTISM-AFDA STUDENT FILM:Lead Actress Miranda.Nov 2013-THE LION'S HEAD(Drama Series):Extra as prisoner:Director- Regardt van den Berg. BELLA DONNA(2013) & FLY(2015) Music Videos(youtube).Miss Butterfly Western Cape 2015.Photographic Model Miss Butterfly Calender 2016.THE KISSING BOOTH (Feb 2017) Standard Extra; SEARCHERS "PILOT" (March 2017) Standard Extra.