16 September 2012

ACTING ALONGSIDE HALLE BERRY

Dark Tide is a shark thriller starring Halle Berry, and directed by Blue Crush and Into The Blue director, John Stockwell. The film was partly filmed in Cape Town and is set in Simon’s Town, South Africa. Halle Berry stars as diving instructor Kate, a renowned shark naturalist. She dives with Great White sharks outside of a cage and makes documentaries. After a fatal attack on one of her friends during a shoot, she stops altogether. A year later, William Brady, a billionaire, pays her 100 000 Euros to take him shark diving outside the cage. Things don’t go according to plan. His son is played by South African actor Luke Tyler. Cape Town-based Luke has appeared Sleeper's Wake (as Simon Venter), Dredd 3D and Chronicle. He auditioned for the Dark Tide role just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. He grew up in Johannesburg. He can play various musical instruments and sings. Prior to acting, he studied graphic design, followed by a gap year working in the USA. Returning to Cape Town, he started studying at the Screen Actors’ Studio in Cape Town.