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Seven Principal Actors for Docu-Series Set in Africa and Filmed in USA

Seven Principal Actors for Docu-Series Set in Africa and Filmed in USA

Florida, USA
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Enterprise Entertainment, based in North Palm Beach, Florida, is producing an original television limited docu-series called “CAPE TO CAIRO Africa Transcending” based on the romantic true story of Ewart Scott Grogan, who from 1898 to 1900 trekked the African continent from south to north to win the hand in marriage of the woman he loved by charting a railroad for British Colonial Imperialist Cecil Rhodes.

This limited docu-series will compare Africa across three generations of Grogan family members in the years 1898-1900 when Ewart Scott Grogan trekked from Cape to Cairo, in the 1980s years when Tony Grogan repeated the trek (filmed in 16mm) and in present times when Lauren Grogan repeated the Cape to Cairo trek last year in 2018 (filmed in 4k).

The original 1898 to 1900 Cape to Cairo trek will be re-created using actors we are now seeking with filming to take place in 2019.

The following are some of the story elements to be re-created with actors:

On his two year ultimate survival challenge, Scott Grogan encountered incredible adventure and several near-death experiences with his buddy Eddie and his wise African guide Makanjira.

In Cape to Cairo, black and white worlds collide in tumultuous conflict and eventually learn from each other the value of reconciliation and mutual respect.

At the time of this epic story, the British Empire expansion was at its peak under the reign of Queen Victoria. Her royal European competitors such as King Leopold of Belgium “scrambled” for power and wealth by colonizing the “Dark Continent” of Africa.

Empire-building was the preoccupation of Scott and his Victorian country men. After reaching Cairo, Scott married his true love and went on to be a prosperous, pioneer settler in Kenya.

Makanjira returned to South Africa by steamship and was reunited with his wife and family.

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EWART SCOTT GROGAN

EWART SCOTT GROGAN is the protagonist of the main plot. In the script, his middle name is used because of its easier pronunciation. Scott is a fun-loving, tough- minded, rebellious individual of high intelligence with a strong spirit of adventure. His late father was a wealthy real estate agent in London with powerful clients such as Queen Victoria and Prime Minister Gladstone. Scott lives in large comfortable homes and has the best of education and opportunity in

Male, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

GERTRUDE WATT

GERTRUDE WATT is Scott’s love interest. She comes from a wealthy family. Gertrude is beautiful, honest, and free-spirited. She is athletic and enjoys challenges. She was married to Scott for the rest of her life into old age as shown here

Female, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

WILLIAM COLEMAN

WILLIAM COLEMAN is Gertrude’s step-father who is a stern and controlling individual. He is a burly, gruff man who does not approve of Scott as a marriage partner for Gertrude.

Male, aged 55 to 75

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

EDDIE WATT

EDDIE WATT is Gertrude’s brother. He is Scott’s best friend at Cambridge University. Eddie and Scott fight for the British army in the Matabele Rebellion in South Africa. He reluctantly accompanies Scott on the Cape to Cairo trek

Male, aged 20 to 35

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

CECIL RHODES

CECIL RHODES is the British Empire builder who founded the DeBeers diamond business in South Africa. The country of Rhodesia and the Rhodes scholarships to Oxford University are named after him. Cecil is a consummate politician. His main goal is to paint the map of Africa “British Red” by building the Cape to Cairo railroad.

Male, aged 40 to 60

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

JON CORDON

JON CORDON is the primary antagonist of the main plot. He is a large Belgian settler in Capetown who is secretly working for King Leopold of Belgium who wants more of Africa for his empire.

Male, aged 30 to 60

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

MAKINJIRA

MAKANJIRA is a strong-looking Watonga king who is in charge of Scott’s African bearers. He is very wise and knowledgeable about the land and the many African tribes encountered along the Cape to Cairo route.

Male, aged 30 to 60

Applications closed 1 April 2019.

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Listing created: 18 January 2019
Applications closed: 1 April 2019
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