"Cliff Jennings" a fake
This year's Idols is producing a phenomenon. That phenomenon is known as "Cliff Jennings". Cliff auditioned in Johannesburg and sang his own song. It was terrible. He gave everyone his myspace address ( Randall refused). He showed up in Cape Town and sang my African Queen. This was just as bad and again he was chased by the judges. To no-one's surprise he showed up at the Margate auditions. Before he could get a word in, the Brown ou Randall, chased him away like a sick dog. This has created Cliff a cult following in certain circles.Cliff has a MySpace profile, a Facebook profile and numerous of groups on facebook.
I Bruinman after some asking and nudging and can now reveal “Cliff Jennings” to be film-maker and director Eduan van Jaarsveldt.
Along with fellow film-maker Stephen Abbott he runs Stealth Donkey moving pictures.
Eduan van Jaarsveldt was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to
Johannesburg when he was 12 years old.
After graduating high school, he enrolled at The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the School of Arts.
In 2005, during his fourth year at Wits, he signed with an actor’s agency and secured his
first acting roles in the South African feature Tsotsi ,he had a small role as a policeman, and the television mini-series The Gothica Caper.
Many industry insiders know the truth. Randall has to know, hence his reactions:
JHB he walked out
CPT "The last rung on the evolutionary ladder," was Randall’s word.
In Margate he chased him in an over the top manner. Believe me he knows!
Eduan played "Sergeant Piet" in Catch a Fire.
He once again plays a policeman(Sgt Chris Brits) in Goodbye Bafana which is the story of Robben Island warder, James Gregory.
Here is a link ,on the Mnet site, to an interview with Eduan about Catch a Fire.http://mnetnmvideo.m-net.co.za/mnetVideo/e-mnet-mnetmedia-go_gzone_live_bonniehenna_100k.wmv