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Meet rising actress Winnie Mzembe

Today we’d like to introduce you to Winnie Mzembe.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Winnie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Growing up I was a very active and very expressive. I was encouraged to us that energy into something more useful and productive. I was then enrolled into the Australian Acting Academy. For me, I wanted to tell stories. Whether that be on film or the theatre. I wanted to captivate audiences and convey stories that would inspire change and have people seeing things from a different perspective.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This journey has been anything but smooth, and I could not be happier. The struggles have been rewarding. I have learnt so much about myself and what more I can do as an artist. It has taught me to grow up, and has enabled me to see things from anther perspective. 2019 was a massive hit of “no’s” I got no after no after no. Everything I auditioned for I didn’t get the role. Instead of being discouraged, it only inspired me to keep going. I have now written a script for a short film that a Canadian producer is very much interested in shooting. I have also sent another script to a director here in Australia who is happy to work on another project of mine. I am very much excited for the coming years, and what will come of it. It isn’t easy to be picking yourself up every time you fall, but there is no denying that you will succeed if you keep going!

We’d love to hear more about your business.
For me, I mainly specialise in film and TV work as an actor. My company is an Australian based production company established by my siblings Gideon, Pacharo & I. We aim to creative diverse content to Entertain, Inspire & Educate. We are also about showcasing what was, could be and is.

What were you like growing up?
I was quite an energetic kid. I would ride my bike up the street to my friends houses Michael, Josh and Natalie. We would invite anyone we would go to the river, play all kinds of games and get up to all kinds of fun mischief. In school I was very easily the class clown. I constantly made my fellow students laugh. I took pride in studying and understood the importance of maintaining good grades, however let myself slip from time to time. my childhood was an absolute joy and I Thank my parents for all their sacrifice and unconditional love.

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Image Credit:
Shannon Ritson, Michael Bezjian, Jessica Sturdy.

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