Daniel Dercksen

Trainer and Educator at The Writing Studio
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

Profile

As a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, published playwright and creator of the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, Daniel Dercksen received the number one spot for most popular lifestyle contributor for 2012, 2014 and 2015, and 2nd spot in 2016 on Bizcommunity.com.
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#OnTheBigScreen: Mamma Mia, Back to Burgundy and Life And Nothing More

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Back to Burgundy and Life And Nothing More open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 hours ago

#OnTheBig Screen: Skyscraper and Kings

Skyscraper and Kings open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jul 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Ant-Man, American Animals, and Show Dogs

Ant-Man And The Wasp, American Animals and Show Dogs open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Jul 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A book club, a love story, and a heist

Book Club, Love, Simon, Hurricane Heist, Tag and Duck Duck Goose open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Thys & Trix, Isle Of Dogs and Oceans 8

Thys & Trix, Isle Of Dogs, Oceans 8, On Chesil Beach and Braven open at local cinemas this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Jun 2018

Behind the scenes of Bouwer Bosch comedy Thys & Trix

Daniel Dercksen talks with the creative team behind the hilarious action comedy Thys & Trix: writer-director Quentin C. Krog, screenwriter Frannie Van Der Walt, and actors/husband-and-wife team Leandie du Randt Bosch and Bouwer Bosch.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: The return of a superhero family, horror and comedy

The European Film Festival, Incredibles 2, Hereditary and Super Troopers 2 open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Truth is stranger than fiction

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) and Macbeth open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Jun 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Crime, mystery and human drama

Nommer 37 , Chappaquiddick, Overboard, Breaking In and the Ecounters Documentary Festival open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Jun 2018

Nosipho Dumisa on her breakout film Nommer 37

Daniel Dercksen chats with 29-year-old writer/director Nosipho Dumisa, about her feature film debut, the South African crime-thriller Nommer 37, opening in cinemas on 1 June 2018.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Solo: A Star Wars Story, romance, dancing and opera

Solo: A Star Wars Story, Please Stand By, Finding Your Feet and Cendrillon open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 25 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Outrageous comedy and war drama

Deadpool 2, Life Of The Party and Journey's End open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Faith, garden gnomes, and postpartum blues

I Can Only Imagine, Traffik, Tully, Beirut, Sherlock Gnomes and Luisa Miller open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Celestial guides, romance and Maya The Bee

This week sees the release of seven new films: the sci-fi adventure A Wrinkle In Time, the romances Every Day and My Blind Date With Life, the Indian comedy-drama 102 Not Out, Unsane, I Feel Pretty, and Maya The Bee: The Honey Games.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 May 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, romance, and Mozart

This weekend it's big screen action with Avengers: Infinity War; intimate romance with the Afrikaans film Wonderlus; a contemporary Cinderella comedy with Madame; and opera lovers can indulge in the Met Opera's Così Fan Tutte.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Scandal, stalkers, sex and live theatre

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Early Man, Blockers and Julius Caesar open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, monstrous deeds, and magic

It's Friday the 13th this week and there are some scary monsters unleashed on the big screen; Colossal, Rampage, Roman J. Israel, Esq. and Here Comes The Grump open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A local western, romance, terrorism and monsters

A Quiet Place, Five Fingers For Marseilles, Hampstead, Midnight Sun, 7 Days In Entebbe and Semiramide open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Apr 2018

Five Fingers for Marseilles - A contemporary South African western

Five Fingers for Marseilles fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama written by Sean Drummond and directed by Michael Matthews.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A road movie, VR, a chick flick, and live theatre

The Leisure Seeker, Winchester, Susters, Ready Player One, Peter Rabbit, Acrimony and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof release at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2018

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