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Tendaiishe Chitima

1st Lang: English, Shona      2nd Lang: French (basic)     3rd Lang: Zulu (basic), Ndebele (basic)     
Eyes: Brown     Hair: Brown     Height: 1.64     

AWARDS
2021 Best Lead Actress, I Will Tell International Film Festival, Florida, USA
2019 Outstanding Actress, National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) Zimbabwe 
2018 Best Zimbabwean Actress, Zimbabwe International Film Festival 
2012 Deans Merit List, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

Former athlete: Victrix Ludorum 2003 and 2006 Most Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year, Gateway High School, Zimbabwe.
Published poet: Young Writers Creativity Award winner with two poems published in Young Writers anthologies, 2006 & 2007 in the United Kingdom.

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
G20 Agent Lane dir. Patricia Riggen, Amazon Studios
MERMAID MURDER Vimbai dir. Faith Riyano, Zenith Seed Films
JUST SAY HELLO Supporting Lead dir. Denise Edwards
GONAREZHOU Supporting Lead dir. Sydney Taivavashe
INTO INFINITY Supporting Lead dir. Brendan Campbell, SHOWMAX
COOK OFF Lead dir. Tomas Brickhill, NETFLIX
EVELYN AND TAPIWA Lead dir. Samantha Nell
JAYSONS HOPE Supporting Lead dir. Fortune Onyedikachi

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
WORKING WIVES Lead dir. Sbu Mngomezulu, SHOWMAX
TIES THAT BIND US As herself dir. Director Kit, Full Circle Prod
GUILT Lead dir. Various, SABC
BINNELANDERS Featured (Teleza) dir. Various, Stark Films, Kyknet
iNUMBER NUMBER Featured (Sinobuhle) dir. Various, Quizzical Pic, Mzansi Magic
FIFTY Featured (Efy) dir. Akin Omotoso, Nigeria, Ebony TV
ISIDINGO Featured (Adelaide) dir. Various, SABC
MUTUAL FRIENDS (S2) Lead (Blessing) dir. Norman Maake, MVP Prod, SABC
ZIMBABWES GREATEST TALENT Presenter dir. Moses Matanda, ZBC

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE Supporting Lead dir. Zaza Muchemwa, Almasi Collaborative Arts
BLOOM FLAME LILY BLOOM Lead dir. Daves Guzha, Rooftop Productions
LOVE AND SILENCE Lead dir. Chiko Chamanga & Melina Ojiambo,, Baxter Theatre
GUESS WHOS COMING FOR DINNER Lead dir. Chiko Chamanga & Melina Ojiambo,, Baxter Theatre
THE LION THE TORTOISE AND THE CROW Various Animals dir. Lavona Debruyn, Clanwilliam Festival & UCT

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN Bachelor of Arts in Drama, Film, Media & Writing (triple major) , Deans Merit List, 2012

Special Skills

ACCENTS:   
Standard American, British RP
SPORTS:     
Basketball (pro), Soccer (pro), Athletics (pro)
MUSICAL:   
Sing (pro), Piano (Int), Ukulele (Int)
OTHER:       W
riting,Creative Business Consultant, Poet, Director, Host, Cook
LANGUAGES
English , Shona (fluent), French (basic), Zulu (basic), Ndebele (basic)
 
VOCAL STYLES
Soft Sell, Medium Sell
 
ACCENTS
Standard American, British RP
 

BIO

Tendaiishe is a passionate actor and voice artist who are comfortable on camera and in studio. She is active, adaptable, teachable, sociable, and fun loving... A great personality to have on set or in studio. Her vocal style range anything from soft sell, to bubbly and hard sell. Her voice is unique and has the ability to be animated, quirky and corporate which makes her a flexible choice.

VOICE WORK:                                                                                                                                                                                                                (2021-2022) Regional Programme for Africa Narrator/UN Development Program Campaign
(2020)Home Bound Ensemble (Zebra)/48 Hour Film Project: Home Edition 

Voice Clips

  • Tendaiishe Chitima - Soft Sell Lovies Baby
  • Tendaiishe Chitima - Marvello butter biscuites
  • Tendaiishe Chitima - Mobicel Hardsell
  • Tendaiishe Chitima - Afcata Corporate AV read