Behind the scenes of Devilsdorp: Jana Marx shares all about her first day on set
More about the book!
Great news, true crime fans! The Afrikaans edition of Jana Marx’s explosive exposé The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Inside Cecilia Steyn’s Reign of Terror is getting another print run! That’s right, Afspraak met moord has sold out following the launch of Devilsdorp on Showmax.
The author tweeted the news earlier this month:
I am in awe. #AfspraakMetMoord (the Afrikaans #TheKrugersdorpCultKillings) is being reprinted. Yup, it sold out! Thank you, @LAPAUitgewers and thank YOU, every loyal reader.💛 The book industry suffered immensely during hard lockdown and yet you made this possible. Thank you.❤ pic.twitter.com/1GNRnoYWdJ
— Jana Marx (@janamarxbalden) September 21, 2021
Behind the scenes of Devilsdorp
In a moving personal account of her first day on the set of Devilsdorp, Jana shares her experience of narrating and consulting on the Showmax Original documentary:
I tremble slightly from sheer nerves and excitement. ‘Are you ready?’ asks the director. I nod slightly, while the make-up artist applies powder to one last shiny spot to my face.
David Enright, director of the production team IdeaCandy, flips through his notes. This is my first day of filming Devilsdorp, Showmax Originals’ first true crime docuseries.
The series is about the 11 murders between 2012 and 2016 that shook Krugersdorp and sent shock waves through the rest of South Africa. Eventually, all 11 murders were linked to Cecilia Steyn and her cult, Electus per Deus, which means ‘chosen by God’.
Large camera lenses focused on me, lights and a microphone strategically placed on my chest, make me very aware that I am a rookie in this extremely professional television industry.
But I have a story to tell.