Kayla Anne GriesselGladiator
I have an appreciation for everything simple in this world and believe that everyone has a purpose, we just have to find it.
I have an avid eye for beauty and I’m an aspiring photographer, I love detail!
Working at BLBC has changed my life!
I am a well rounded performer with experience in stage, film and site specific work.
I have been in the industry for 10 years and has collected experience in acting on stage and film, Dancing, physical theatre, directing, writing, modeling and as a casting assistant to Bonnie Lee Bouman for the last 3 years.
I live Submerged in the arts.
I am an actress and ex casting director that studied at Pretoria Technikon. I have been in the industry for 25 years and have been fortunate enough to have been the Station Voice for Jacaranda FM for ten years, from 2004 -2014. I played Lindsay Barnes in Mnets 'the Wild’ also starred in 'Crusoe' and 'Beaver Falls’ I adore directing actors, drawing out the best and truest performance they have and holding a safe space for them to dig deep.
Nastassja got her degree in Musical Theatre.
Currently she is an actress in a local soap and in 2016 she was seen in the feature film “My Father's war”. When she is not on screen she aspires to inspire by hosting Musical Theatre classes and teaching Yoga.
'What I love most about working at BLBC is the creative side of things, seeing what actors bring to an audition, challenging them with notes and creating people in situations that sometimes make you laugh and other times make you cry. What makes BLBC different is that we spend time with the talent, trying to make them look and do their best!
I am an actress, aspiring director and editor.
I am currently studying towards my honors in Film and TV production at Wits. I have directed and edited a number of student films. As an actress I have made a few appearances as a guest on Generations “the Legacy” and played a lead role "Khensani" on MTV Shuga Down South.
“Life is what you make it.
And what you let it be.”
I studied acting at the University of Pretoria. I love performing, directing and my favourite part of casting is watching actors play their hearts out for the camera. It really moves me.
“You are who you are,
Until its time to play the part.
Then you can be someone else for a while.”
Zetske van PletzenGladiator
I am a film, TV and theatre actress and have been in the industry for the past 12 years. I have played in numerous TV series and soaps, including: 7de Laan, Binnelanders, Kruispad and Bloedbroers and currently in Getroud met Rugby. Apart from being an actress, dancer and singer, I also have a degree in Psychology and French and I have my own clothing range, which is available online and in exclusive boutiques.
I am a student at AFDA, studying multi motion media. working at Bonnie’s I learn something new everyday, this keeps me alert and on my feet which I think is vital for someone wanting to enter the entertainment industry.
“Take a step out of your comfort zone, eventually you’ll find yourself nudging forward.”
I Studied production in film and television at AFDA in 2017.
What I love about acting is being able to tap into other people's lives, being challenged. Given the opportunity to portray another person's character.
Working at Bonnie Lee Bouman casting has been tremendously valuable experience is tremendous.
“Always looking for contacts”
Cape Town Team
Steven John WardGladiator & CT Associate
I am an Actor, Model and Musician working both locally and in the USA.
Best known for my roles in “From a House on Willow Street” and “No Man Left Behind,” Having a background in theatre and working closely with Bonnie since 2012 allows me to bring the best of both worlds to the Studio and out of the Actors that come in.
I head up the BLBC Cape Town team.
She graduated from UCT’s Theatre and Performance degree in 2015 and has since performed in numerous theatre productions around Cape Town and Johannesburg, along with voice work in local and international markets. A recent highlight is her work on the TV series, “ICE” for Entertainment ONE
Graduated in 2015 with a BA in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. She has assisted Casting directors with film, television and TVC castings and has worked closely with industry professionals, learning what one should bring into a casting room. Most recently her work includes: Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (Universal Studios), Troy: Fall of a City (BBC), The Empty Man (20th Century Fox), The Last Post (BBC).
I am an actress and have recently wrapped on the dystopian feature “On the Run.”
Other Film and TV credits include: season two of Dominion, Momentum, Spring Break Shark Attack, The Italian Consul, The Ambassador and SAF3.