zander von gordon
Zander is well known and loved within the Estate where he lives. He is that chap that saves the animals, rocks up at people’s doorsteps telling jokes or doing some magic tricks. He can think on his feet, is very spontaneous, energetic, has a good sense of humour and a born performer. His moto is: “Live every moment like it’s your last, Love beyond words and Laugh (make jokes) every day.” Zander started formal drama training in 2013. He successfully completed a workshop with Brumilda van Rensburg, focusing on TV/FILM and THEATRE in 2015. This year he joined Stageworx doing Acting for camera and Musical Theatre classes and will be doing his Trinity College Exams in September 2017. He completed the Act Out Workshop with Karin Retief, Johan Engelbrecht and Elma Potgieter and is doing the Advanced Workshop. He was formally discovered by Luhann Jansen (Director) and played the role off Frik Fouche’ in the Afrikaans movie “Kampterrein” which was released in March 2017. Some well-known actors that were part of the cast were: Louw Venter, Juanita de Villiers Velts, Edrien Erasmus, Reine Swart, Kaz McFadden and Ruan Wessels – for Zander it was a great experience learning from the best in the industry. He is part of the ensemble in the Pinnochio Pantomime directed by Janice Honeyman which will be on stage at the end of 2017 with other Stageworx student. He will have the privilege to work with Andre’ Schwartz and Tobie Cronje’. Zander was also part of a music video shoot recently. He is attending Quantum Aqademi, where they do Musicals, Plays, Radio and Television work as part of their curriculum. Prior to home schooling he attended Curro Krugersdorp, where he was the main character in his school Revue last year, participating as a vocalist,, dancer, and performer. He is a keen golf player, plays the guitar and loves public speaking, going through to the Semi-Finals “ATKV Redenaars” every year. He achieved his Academic colours in Gr. 4, 5 & 6. Zander performed twice in the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City, invited as a gold medallist for SACOPA. Last year he was invited to perform in the Roodepoort Theatre, at the NEA Young Performers showcase 2016. He participated in NEA, RACA, SACOPA and Talent Africa since 2013, winning gold, silver and bronze medals, Medal Awards for Overall winner, Junior winner, Item winner, Intermediate phase winner and Semi-Finalist – drama categories, just to name a few. He was chosen for team South Africa 2013 – 2016. Acting is not all he enjoys; he loves to do some modeling, although without any formal training and jokingly wants to be Mr. South-Africa one day. He was Mr. Generous Hearts runner-up 2016 and also won the titles – most gorgeous hair and most beautiful eyes. He was also Mr. Face of Dance and Best Smile of Ultimate Productions 2017, as well as the winner of Mr Winter Glow. Zander is on the educational program The Epic Hangout on Sabc 2 every weekday morning.