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2014-02-23 09:45
Pretoria - Young South African actor Armand Greyling, 22, has spoken about his lead role in a new soon-to-be-released South African movie called Die Windpomp.
Greyling, who is a relative newcomer to the South African acting scene, plays a young man who has some rather strange experiences at his grandfather’s retirement village. The movie has been described as a romantic fantasy with comical elements, with some in the movie business already saying the film is unlike anything SA audiences have seen before.

Greyling laughingly told of a kissing scene with the lead actress, Leandie du Randt. “I felt a bit like an animal in a zoo. It’s not nice to say I get paid to kiss pretty girls but it is my job…I sound like a Chippendale!”

Greyling also said that one of the hardest things he had to do in the movie was a scene where he had to swim with his clothes on, carrying a spade. “I nearly drowned! It was very funny to other people, but not so much to me…”

Die Windpomp is a full-length movie based on a student film by the same director that was nominated for a Student Academy Award (the student Oscars in 2012) and which won a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards). Film fundi Leon van Nierop said he was excited by the short movie and said he couldn’t wait for the longer version.

According to Lee-Ann Cotton of ZenHQ Films, which produced Die Windpomp, test audiences responded extremely positively to the film.

Chris Roland, producer of popular films Stander and Hotel Rwanda, signed up big names like Ian Roberts, Marga van Rooy and Grethe Fox to star with Greyling and Du Randt.

Die Windpomp will be released on 25 April by Nu Metro Films. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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