Director, Producer, Actor & Writer
Frans Cronjé is a film producer, director, writer and actor who has made 5 feature films, published 5 books of which he wrote two. His first feature film “Faith like Potatoes” has been a blockbuster all around the world with over 4 million DVDs sold. He has been the lead actor in 3 feature films, and played smaller parts in 3 other films. Frans started his own production company, Global Creative Studios in 2002 and has built his brand Frans Cronje Films during the same time. Before that he played professional cricket for 11 years in South Africa and England. He coached the Natal Dolphins for 2 years and played provincial rugby for Free State for 3 years. He started cycling in 2009 and represented South Africa at the Amateur World Championships in 2012 and 2013.
Frans Cronje on "Passion":
On a recent buisiness trip to Germany I was speaking at a school about my film career when I learnt that the German word for "passion" is "leidenschaft". I found this very intriguing as the German word is much more descriptive than the English. Leidenschaft's direct translation into English would mean something like "sufferingship". In other words, being willing to suffer and die for what you believe. In Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ we clearly see that Jesus had leidenschaft for people. He loved us so much that He was willing to die for us.
I have always described myself as a man of passion, but since my German visit, I have new-found respect for the true meaning of the word.
My calling, purpose, passion (leidenschaft) and profession is to tell stories with a life-changing message that can reach every family in the world. Jesus changed my life completely in June 1996 and I therefore have a passion to include aspects of God's love in the stories that I tell.