Life Imitates Art As Local Stars Announce Their Wedding

A Wedding From Konfetti

In a case of life imitating art, the stars of the upcoming South African movie, Konfetti, tied the knot in a private ceremony recently

Konfetti Cast

After confirming with their respective PR teams, SAMDB has learnt that actress Casey B. Dolan and actor Nico Panagio were married in a private ceremony.

“I know it happens in Hollywood all the time, and I always thought I’d never be one of ‘those people’, but Nico and I just hit it off”, says the actress who plays bride Sherryl Lieberman in the film.

Panagio kept his comments short,says, “She’s amazing, and I’m very happy”.

It’s seems that filming was a fun filled process, where the cast became close friends. Konfetti opens in South African cinemas on 18 April 2014. Watch for the SAMDB Review on the film, as well as interviews from the team.

We wish the two love-birds the very best on their new adventure together!!

This being 1 April, 2014, though, you should never believe anything you read. However, there is some truth to the above, as you can see the happy couple soon in cinemas, married, and with all that joys and stress of a wedding, in the upcoming film Konfetti.

Some Anecdotes And Insights From Set

Casper De Vries

  • He’s incredibly proud of this movie – in a market that’s incredibly saturated and characterized by forced humour, Konfetti stands out as the first Afrikaans movie to rely on genuine adult, romantic comedy – one that doesn’t resort to gags or toilet humour to get a response.

  • He admires Louw Venter for his talent, skills and all that he is doing creatively. Casper believes that Louw has immense chutzpah – in fact, he says that he would have done the movie even if he had to pay to be in it.

  • The atmosphere on set was relaxed – the cast were all very friendly with each other and there was lots and lots of laughter – takes were characterized by corpsing (British theatrical slang for unintentionally breaking character by laughing), otherwise known as bloopers.

  • He recalls how in one scene he was required to get very angry with the children for harassing his swans (he’s the owner of the wedding venue). In reality he was extremely angry because just as they were about to shoot the scene he noticed that he had a stalker on his Facebook page who was uploading abusive and rude posts. He had to do frantic damage control in between takes – responding to the posts, saving copies of the abuse and blocking the woman.

Casey B Dolan

  • Did you know that Casey’s character wears Casey’s wedding dress from her first wedding?

  • While everyone else was having fun on set, Casey cries through most of the film – she found it emotionally taxing

  • Casey’s new book about relationships will also be launching in April. Published by Kwela NB Publishers.

Kim Engelbrecht

  • Her highlight was working with Casper De Vries

  • Kim has been working incredibly hard these past few months and will have several works out during 2014.

Christel Van Den Bergh

  • I have always been a huge fan of Casper de Vries, and I must say that that was most definitely the highlight of the film for me. Working with Casper and actually having a scene with him made my year!! He is such a wonderful sweet, caring guy.

  • And working with Zaheer was great – he brought such a cool energy to the set which made it enjoyable for everyone.  He’s also not scared to do 100 takes if he felt it was needed, which was wonderful.

  • I was so inspired by all the talent on set. 

  • Another highlight was working with two of my friends for the first time in my career – Jana Strydom (we studied together) and Hanna Grobler (who I’ve known since high school).

  • I also loved to watch the comedy chemistry between Nico and Louw, the two of them would entertain all of us in the dressing room for hours.  They are hilarious together and i was amazed at their improve skills.

  • I think it was the most I have ever laughed on a film set.  The crew was amazing, the cast was outstanding, and I feel very lucky to have been a part of this project.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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