Wendy German, a Windsor woman has a lot of television credits, but she is about to add a feature-length film to her achievements.
In ‘Clash’, German plays the role of a Canadian mother with a big secret.
While talking about how she secured the role, she said: “My agent sent me a breakdown and said, ‘hey, do you want to go to Toronto for this?’ I was living in Windsor at the time.
“They auditioned me, and I knew something was happening because as soon as I finished, the director looked at me and said, ‘can you do that again?’ So, I did it again, and then he jumped out from behind the table and was giving me all these directions. That doesn’t usually happen at an audition.”
The film will premiere on Netflix Nigeria on May 18.
Clash was filmed in Toronto between 2017 and 2018 and it is the story of a Nigerian family that relocates to Canada.
At the centre of the conflict is the son’s love affair with a beautiful Canadian woman. The family tries its best to settle down and adjust to Canadian culture while not doing away with its Nigerian ties.
Donna, played by German, is the mother of the Canadian.
Nollywood Star Pascal Atuma played a major role and also directed the film. German had previously worked with him on a film titled ‘Sweet Revenge’ which won Kevin Hart’s Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts Film Festival in 2018.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted on the rollout of ‘Clash.’
While talking further she said: “We were set to premiere in Nigeria on May 8 last year, so that was cancelled.
“There was also supposed to be a premiere here in Toronto, and they were talking about one in London, England. That is all off the table. That is how we ended up going direct to Netflix.”
German began her acting career locally at the Windsor Light Music Theatre where she acted in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, ‘The King and I’, and ‘Legally Blonde.’
Meanwhile, she may not be known from the small screen like ‘Haunted Case Files’, ‘Web of Lies’, ‘Paranormal 911’, and ‘Paranormal Night Shift’ where she got several acting credits.