Lo­cal man se­cu­res acting ca­reer in Hol­ly­wood

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Ka­lan­ji Roelf­se is a stu­dent in mar­ke­ting at the NMMU Saas­veld cam­pus in Ge­or­ge, yet, w­hen not stu­dying, he ex­cels at dra­ma­tic arts.

He re­cent­ly ar­ri­ved back in South A­fri­ca from Hol­ly­wood, Los An­ge­les, in the USA, w­he­re he com­pe­ted in­ter­na­ti­o­nal­ly to pur­sue his dre­ams of be­co­ming an ac­tor.

"I par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the co­ve­ted ta­lent sho­w­ca­se cal­led Hol­ly­wood's Next S­tar, w­he­re I com­pe­ted in acting, sin­ging, dan­cing and mo­del­ling, a­gainst so­me of the wor­ld's be­st. Con­te­stants we­re cho­sen from coun­tries a­cross the wor­ld and we­re chal­len­ged to sho­w­ca­se their ta­lents for Hol­ly­wood's be­st ta­lent a­gents, cas­ting di­rec­tors and ta­lent scouts/ma­na­gers.

"In May I at­ten­ded acting au­di­ti­ons in Ca­pe To­wn, w­he­re fi­ve South A­fri­cans out of 460 con­te­stants we­re cho­sen by a re­cruit­ment a­gen­cy cal­led Hol­ly­wood Dre­ams to vi­sit A­mer­ca to com­pe­te. "I had the op­por­tu­ni­ty to go to Hol­ly­wood and sho­w­ca­se my ta­lent to so­me of Hol­ly­wood's be­st a­gen­cies. The e­vent took pla­ce from 11 to 13 Au­gust at the Hol­ly­wood Roo­se­veldt Ho­tel, on Hol­ly­wood Bou­le­vard, un­der the le­a­ders­hip of ce­le­bri­ty co­ach Da­niel Sa­mo­nas.

"The wee­kend was by far one of my most stress­ful, yet bliss­ful ex­pe­rien­ces of my en­ti­re li­fe.

"I had the op­por­tu­ni­ty to ha­ve my child­hood dre­am either co­me true or va­nish in front of my ey­es. The Sun­day af­ter the au­di­ti­ons, we re­cei­ved cal­l­backs and the­re we­re three a­gen­cies wan­ting to sign me and of­fer re­pre­sen­ta­ti­on: the pres­ti­gi­ous MGMT Ar­tis­ts, Tru­sik Ta­lent Ma­na­ge­ment and In­da­soul En­ter­tai­n­ment A­gen­cy.

"My plan now is to com­ple­te t­his y­e­ar of stu­dies at NMMU be­fo­re mo­ving to Los An­ge­les in Ja­nu­a­ry 2018 to com­men­ce my acting ca­reer."

Ka­lan­ji with so­me of the con­te­stants who al­so re­cei­ved cal­l­backs from ta­lent scouts.

Ka­lan­ji Roelf­se en­joy­ed the fa­mous streets of Hol­ly­wood, Los An­ge­les.

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