Harry Patramanis Director
He was born in Athens Greece and studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich, Germany (HFF). His first short films and story-driven television commercials around the globe won him international recognition at numerous festivals. FYNBOS is the first feature film from Harry Patramanis, produced by Eleni Asvesta, through their company A Four Letter Word. The Los Angeles based outfit has a mission to work fearlessly in telling original stories with international filmmakers for whom the process of making a film is as important as the final product.
He lives and works between USA, Greece and South Africa.
Eleni Asvesta Producer
Eleni Asvesta, was born in Patras / Greece, studied at the Sorbonne, Université de Paris 1 - Department Art et Cinema. She has worked as assistant director and producer in various films, TV documentaries and commercials in Europe. In 1995 she started Eggs&Bacon, an award winning commercial production company with director Harry Patramanis. In 1999 she moved to the US to continue producing for Patramanis and later they founded A Four Letter Word in LA.
Jessica Haines Meryl
Jessica Haines made a name for herself internationally as a breakthrough South African talent in Steve Jacobs 2008 film Disgrace alongside John Malkovich. She frequently works in Johannesburg and currently lives in Kenya. She has acted in a string of theatre productions including Macbeth, Sleeping Beauty. Her film credits include Outcasts BBC (2011), The Bang Bang Club (2010) The Lost Future (2010), White Wedding (2009), The Prisoner (2009).
Warrick Grier Richard
Warrick Grier is a South African actor, director and writer known primarily for his work in theatre, with an extensive film and television resume as well. He has garnered numerous national and international awards for his work including: Fleur Du Cap (Best Actor Award 2002) for Open Couple, Best Actor Nomination 2003 for A Midsummer Nights Dream. His film credits include Freefall (1994), The Bone Snatcher (2003), Goodbye Bafana (2007).
Susan Danford Anne
Susan Danford is an award winning actress who has worked locally and internationally in stage, film and television, for over two decades. In 2006 she won the Fleur Du Cap, Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Emma, in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. In 2008 she was nominated for Best Performance in a One Person Play in I,Claudia and in March of this year (2012) she was nominated for Best Actress as Sylvia in Arthur Miller’s play, Broken Glass. Feature Film credits include: Invictus directed by Clint Eastwood. Catch a Fire dir Philip Noyce. She has played opposite Oscar Award winning F. Murray Abraham in the comedy The Adventures of Laurel and Hardy and with Kim Basinger and Daniel Craig in, I Dreamed of Africa, dir Hugh Hudson. International Television projects include Fleisch, dir Oliver Schmidt. Ace Lightning and Woman in Love (BBC), The Triangle (Eric Stoltz and Sam Neill). Disney’s, NAACP and Emmy Award winning, The Color of Friendship, dir Kevin Hooks. Susan has played leads and featured roles in over 13 South African television series. Most recently, Vloeksteen, League of Glory, Known Gods, 7de Laan, Land of Thirst.
Sthandiwe Kgoroge Toni
SThandiwe Kgoroge is an actress/general creative person is regarded one of the South Africa’s most talented entertainment personalities. She is currently part of the cast in the Long Walk to Freedom directed by Justin Chadwick.
Cara Roberts Renee
Cara Roberts makes her acting debut in Fynbos playing Renée.
John Herbert Lyndon
John Herbert trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. After his studies, he worked extensively in the theatre in London. He was the winner of the BBC/Sunday Times Acting Prize. After returning to South Africa, he had numerous roles in television (credits include: Isidingo, 7de Laan, Generations, Shreds and Dreams, Snitch II and The LAB). He has also had roles in international projects including Rough Diamond (ITV-UK), The Devil's Whore (ITV-UK), The Philanthropist (NBC-US) and Young Leonardo (BBC-UK). John's film work has included Where Others Wavered with Danny Glover (SA/Namibia), Zama Zama (SA) and Fynbos (SA).
Chad Philips VJ
Chad Philips acquired his Diploma in Acting from the London School of Dramatic Arts.
His feature film credits include Casting Me (2011), Judge Dread, (2011), Sisters (BBC / Moonlighting Films) 2010.
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