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How I Got To Be An Extra On The Fastest Film Ever Made…

It is 22:00 on the 5th of May and I just got home from a full day of shooting for the Fastest Film ever made (it doesn’t have a name yet) at Great Dane in Braamfontein. This must be one of the most spontaneous things I have done this year and definitely a bucket list item I can tick off. I was of course, an extra.

How I got to be an extra on this movie is a sheer cross between coincidence, liking things and social media. I was still in bed when I saw a tweet that they were looking for extras and jumped into the shower when I found out the venue is less than 5 minutes away from me. The brief was simple. Dress in your best hippie/party outfit and come enjoy the band, Son of a 1000. Of course I battled with “hippie” but it turned out my outfit wasn’t too far off when I got there.


Fastest Film is a world Guinness book attempt from Script to Screen in just 11 days! Insane, I know. They started writing the script on the 1st of May (Wednesday last week) for the feature film. Eleven days later, this film will premier at the Bioscope in Maboneng and the Official World Record will belong in Joziwood.

Some of the famous faces that were there include the gorgeous Jena Dover (who is even more gorgeous in person), Boitumelo Thulo aka Boity, who had a looong faux fur coat on (it was freezing cold), Trevor Gumbi (Even louder than he is on TV and loads of fun), Meren Reddy (Gary from City Ses’la), Tiffany Barbuzano (She was on 4Play: Sex Tips For Girls. Amazing person!) and sooo many more!


Meeting and seeing the passion of the cast and crew was truly inspiring. Bryan van Niekerk made a point of letting us know how much he appreciated us being there especially in the freezing cold. I can’t wait to see the film. It airs this Saturday at the Bioscope in Maboneng. Yours truly might not grace the red carpet as I was a mere extra but I’ll definitely be there. Who am I seeing there?

Check out the awesome “Son of a 1000” below!

Son of a 1000

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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