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: A sensational Emma Thompson and Johnny English strikes again

The Children Act, Johnny English Strikes Again, Gotti and Leave No Trace open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Billionaire boys and The Predator returns

Billionaire Boys Club, The Predator, Sgt Stubby: An All American Hero and Submergence open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Sep 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, a demonic nun, and a black klansman

Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, Blackkklansman, The Nun and Mile 22 open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Sep 2018

Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story

Writer Amy Jephta shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercksen about writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: New local romance, muppets for adults, and a psychosexual French thriller

Looking For Love, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, First Purge, The Happy Time Murders and Eva open at local cinemas this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Crazy Rich Asians, The Wife, and a robotic dog

Crazy Rich Asians, The Wife, A.X.L and Equalizer 2 open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: New local film, wolves, spies, and Van Gogh

Farewell Ella Bella, Down A Dark Hall, Alpha, Gold, The Spy Who Dumped Me and Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way Of Seeing open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Aug 2018

Q&A with Ivan Botha about directorial debut Stroomop

Actor, writer, and producer Ivan Botha chats about about his directorial debut Stroomop as well as the inspirational women in his life, filming in water, and collaborative writing.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Women in turmoil, prehistoric shark and Prince Charming

Stroomop, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Meg, Superfly, and Charming opened at local cinemas last week...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Winnie the Pooh, the mother of science fiction, and a new YA novel adaptation

Christopher Robin, Mary Shelley, Hotel Artemis, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, The Darkest Minds, Asinamali and Coppélia open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A shipwrecked couple, Ethan Hunt returns, and the Teen Titans go to Hollywood

Adrift, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Broken Promises 4-Ever, Room(H)ates (Sous le même toit), The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Jul 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a charming sequel

Don't believe anything you hear or read about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, just trust your inbred Abba instincts and your fond memories of Mamma Mia. This charming sequel meets all expectations and more and delivers a sensational cinematic experience that hits all the right chords.

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Jul 2018

#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 19 Jul 2018

#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

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