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Erica Wessels

1st Lang: English (fluent)     2nd Lang: Afrikaans     3rd Lang: French (basic)     
Eyes: Brown     Hair: Brown     Height: 1.73m     

AWARDS and Nominations

2016 SILWERSKERMFEES AWARD: Beste Aktrise: Kortfilm vir "Vlees van my Vlees" 
2015 SAFTA Nomination for Best Actress in a Lead role - Feature Film for her portrayal of Helena in "Alles wat Mal is"
2014 Silwerskerm Nomination for Best Actress in SA film for Alles wat Mal is
2011  SAFTA Nomination - Best Actress in a Drama Series for Erfsondes
2010  ATKV Media Veertjies Nominasie – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Erfsondes.
2010  Fleur Du Cap Winner - Best Supporting  Actress as Amanda in Private Lives 
2006  ATKV Media Veertjies Nominasie – Best Actress in a Drama Series for Orion
2006  Fleur Du Cap Winner– Best  Supporting Actress as Mary Jane in  Jesus hopped  the A-train 
1999  Won award for Best Actor at University of Stellenbosch

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
THE HARVESTERS Anel dir. Etienne Kallos, Spier Films and Lava Films
VAN DER MERWE Elmarie dir. Bruce Lawley
TROUVOETE Ella, Lead dir. Darrel Roodt,Phoenix Films
HATCHET HOUR Belle Sudlow, Lead dir. Judy Naidoo
MOSSIE Nikola, Support dir. Darrel Roodt, Phoenix Films
MY FATHER`S WAR Karina Smit dir. Craig Gardner, Lion Mountain Films
TREURGROND Nellie (lead) dir. Darrel Roodt, Phoenix Films
ALLES WAT MAL IS Helena (lead) dir. Darrel Roodt, Karoo Films
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM Farmers wife dir.Justin Chadwick, Videovision
DIE WONDERWERKER Jane Bradshaw dir. Katinka Heyns
LABYRINTH Shelagh O Donell Scott Free Productions, Tandem Communications, Film Afrika Worldwide
WOMEN IN LOVE Pussum dir. Miranda Bowan: BBC & Moonlighting Films
EVERYONES TAXI Sari dir. Ian Roberts
BLOOD AND OIL BBC & Film Afrika
THE DEVILS WHORE Kings Trial Lady dir. Marc Munden: Out Of Africa Entertainment
TRIOMF Support Michael Raeburn Films
THE GOOD LIFE (PILOT) Anna Bonnie Rodini Films
ORGIE A Hein De Vos Films
PRIMEVAL Dr Cathy Andrews Wyatt Film Productions
HITCHHIKER Sally SA Wild Productions

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
TROY, FALL OF A CITY Penelope BBC
WATERFRONT Elna Hugo dir. Jaco Bouwer, Lions Head Productions, Kyknet
THE LAST POST Nurse 1 dirs. Jonny Campbell, John McKay, Bonafide Films
ORIGINS(Transport : Hippo Shoe Horse Sandal) Blacksmiths Wife dir. Niall MacCormick, National Geographic
ORIGINS(Shelter: Glass Window) Gaia dir. Niall MacCormick, National Geographic
DIE BOLAND MOORDE II Charlotte KYKNET
DIE BOEKKLUB Nadia dir. Quentin Krog, Kyknet and Infinity Films
BOOK OF NEGROES Mrs Scott dir. Clement Virgo, Conquering Lion Pictures
DIE BYL Lorein dir. Reghardt van den Bergh, Lions Head Productions
STRIKE BACK III Melissa dir .Bill Eagles, Left Bank Pictures, UK & Out Of Africa
TREKNET Sannie KYKNET
VLOEKSTEEN Elle Fourie Regardt van den Bergh, Waterfront Television
MONTANA II Cheryl James Penguin Films
THE FRANCOIS TOERIEN SHOW (Eps 11) Hestrie Waterfront Television
VALLEI VAN SLUIERS Deirdre Mohr Baobab TV Productions
THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA Vivienne Mortimer New Approach Trading
THE HISTORY OF AMERICA Lady of leisure for the History Channel with Film Afrika
ERFSONDES II & III Amorey and Adele Bobby Heaney Productions
WILD AT HEART Doctor ITV London
GERALDINA Yolandi Blitzies Productions
ORION Hoop Jungle Media Productions, MNet
INTERROGATION ROOM II Maria Fremantle Media, SABC 2
CHARLIE JADE Moyeeko Stile dir. Rob Wertheimer; Canadian TV
FISHY FESHUNS Veronica dir. Bobby Heaney, SABC2
STOKVEL Lisa dir.Vusi Dibakwane
CAVEGIRL (BBC) Series 1 Macy dir. Daniel Peacock
MADAME AND EVE Lol dir. Mark Graham
SOS Gloria dir. Andre Odendaal
MUSIC VIDEO: Pa en Seun by Steve Hofmeyer & Bok Van Blerk

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
DIE LEOS Lisa dir. Hennie van Greunen
DIE VROU VANTEVORE Claudia dir. Martinus Basson
DIE ONBEHULPE GIJN Natasha dir. Paul Eihlers
SEDER VAL IN WATERKLOOF Sally dir. Albert Maritz
DIE KAPTEIN SE TIER Bettie dir: Janice Honeyman
DIE PROPENENTJIE Wania dir. Paul Eilers
PRIVATE LIVES Amanda dir. Fred Abrahamse
AFSPRAAK(Jan Scholtz) Lead (Nonnie) dir. Paul Eihlers
SMAG C dir .Jaco Bouwer
A LIE OF THE MIND Sally dir. Luke Ellenbogen
WYK EN DIE MEISIES Ensemble dir .Albert Maritz
WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Honey dir .Janice Honeyman
IMPULS Klara dir .Wolfie Brits
IS ALMAL ANDERS DAN F*N VOLMAAK? Female Lead dir. Lara Bye
SIELSIEK Julie dir .Tertius Kapp
CRAVE C Jaco Bouwer
HARMSE Loreley dir Tertius Kapp
JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN Mary Jane dir. Lara Bye
CROSSING (REZA DE WET) Hermien dir .Floyed de Vaal
KING LEAR Goneril dir .Roy Sargent
OK BIZARRE Multiple leads dir. Van Rhede Berg
SPEELS GESE Multiple leads dir. Marie Kruger
JAN EN DIE PLAYSTATION Cruella de Ville dir .Chris Voster
WAR OF THE WORLDS Phobos dir. Samantha Pienaar
THE CRUCIBLE Elizabeth Proctor dir. Blaise Koch
ERRORS OF COMEDY Alexandra dir Jenny Stead
CINDERELLA Narrator dir. Johan Esterhuizen
BAAL (BRECHT) Sophia dir. Chris Vorster

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
University of Stellenbosch BA Drama (Hons.)
Black Nexus Studio Soho New York with Susan Batson Masterclass

Special Skills

ACCENTS:
 Standard American, Southern American, British RP, Cockney, Irish,Australian. Russian. French,Italian,Afrikaans,German
MUSICAL: 
jazz dance, singing, modern dance, poiing,
LANGUAGES
English(fluent), Afrikaans(fluent), French(short reads and with help)
 
VOCAL STYLES
ALL vocal styles. From Conversational, Hard sell, Soft sell, Medium Sell, Corporate, AV, Smooth, Sexy, Upbeat, Character, Animation, Bright, Impersonation, Straight to Intimate.
 
ACCENTS
Standard American, Southern American, British RP, Cockney, Australian. Russian. French. Irish. South African. German. Italian. Afrikaans

BIO
Since 2002 Erica has been the voice of many top South African brands including Woolworths, Checkers, Fruit'n Veg and Food Lovers Market. Recent recordings apart from the latter include Boschendal, Sarie, Spur, Topcat, Skip, MTN Sky radio (Eng & Afr) and Lucky Star.
She is renowned for being completely fluent in both English and Afrikaans and a bit of a connoisseur in accent work. Vocal styles range anything from feminine soft sell; to bubbly hard sell. She also does both announcer and character voices extremely well which makes her a very flexible choice.
Her dream is to do character voice work for a cartoon feature films.
Clients: BMW, Spur, First for Women, Checkers, Woolworths, Food Lovers Market, Gautrein, Audi, Rovos Rails, Agri Mark amongst many others.

Voice Clips

  • Erica Wessels - AFR Corporate - Santam
  • Erica Wessels - AFR Corporate - Santam
  • Erica Wessels - AFR Soft Sell - Keriet Skincare
  • Erica Wessels - ENG Conversational - Sanlam
  • Erica Wessels - ENG Hard Sell - Carols By Candlelight
  • Erica Wessels - ENG Character Voice - KIA
  • Erica Wessels - ENG Medium Sell - Visi Magazine
  • Erica Wessels - ENG Warm Hard Sell - Fruit And Veg City
  • Erica Wessels - ACCENT - British RP
  • Erica Wessels - ACCENT -French