Daniel Dercksen

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


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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#BizTrends2018: 15 big screen trends

Daniel Dercksen gives his top 15 international and local big screen film trends for the year ahead.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Brad's Status, Molly's Game and The Commuter

This week, a father and son reconcile their differences in Brad's Status, an underground poker game raises the stakes in Molly's Game, and a criminal conspiracy carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train in the action-thriller The Commuter.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Jan 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Soldiers, families and squirrels at war

Thank You For Your Service is a significant exploration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depicting US soldiers who try to adjust to civilian life...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jan 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Greatest Showman, Jumanji and Beatriz at Dinner

Inspired by the legend and ambitions of America's original pop-culture impresario, P.T. Barnum, comes The Greatest Showman, an inspirational rags-to-riches tale of a brash dreamer who rose from nothing to prove that anything you can envision is possible...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Ferdinand the bull, Wonder Wheel and The Nutcracker

A little bull prefers sitting quietly under a cork tree just smelling the flowers versus jumping around...

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Dickens, Jedi, Met Opera

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Foreigner, The Wedding Party 2 and Ad├Ęs's: The Exterminating Angel open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Dirty Laundry, Wonder and Zola Budd

Vuil Wasgoed, Kidnap, Beauty And The Dogs, Wonder, The Fall and Barbie: Dolphin Magic open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Dec 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Zulu Culture, Battle Of The Sexes and Bolshoi Ballet

She is King, The Accident, The Battle Of The Sexes, A Bad Mom's Christmas, Paddington 2 and Le Corsaire open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Agatha Christie, J. D. Salinger and David Hockney

Murder on The Orient Express, Rebel in The Rye, Coco, Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Daddy's Home 2, Potato Potahto and David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Father Christmas, Mozart and superheroes

Liewe Kersfeesvader, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, Justice League, The Star, The Man With The Iron Heart and Mozart's Magic Flute open at local cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Horror, faith, passion and revenge

Mother!, All Saints, Amityville: The Awakening, Suburbicon, Wolf Warriors 2 and Norma open on the big screen this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Sinister Demons, Afterlife Experiments and Heroic Firefighters

The House On Willow Street, Flatliners, Wind River, Only The Brave and Hotel Salvation open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Nov 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Thor, new SA films, Bolshoi Ballet and Halloween thrills

Vaya, Siembamba, Thor: Ragnarok, Jigsaw, The Journey, The Jungle Bunch, Marshall and Bolshoi Ballet's The Taming Of The Shrew open at local cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Oct 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Halloween madness, crazy love and deadly disaster

The Mountain Between Us, Happy Death Day, Geostorm, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween and Secret Superstar open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Oct 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Whale caller, serial killer and detectives

The Whale Caller, Unlocked, The Snowman, The Last Word and Shot Caller open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Oct 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Blade Runner, My Little Pony and Inconvenient Truth

Blade Runner 2049, Good Time, My Little Pony: The Movie, The Big Sick, Wish Upon, An Inconvenient Truth Sequel: Truth To Power and Canaletto & the Art of Venice open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Oct 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Friendship, Foes and Fine Art

This week Victoria & Abdul, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Pop, Lock 'n Roll, The Lego Ninjago Movie and Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse open at local cinemas.

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Sep 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Emotions, Courage and Emojis

Vasselinetjie, The Emoji Movie, Stronger, Yerma, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Asinamali will be opening at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Sep 2017

#OnTheBigScreen: Horror, espionage and human drama

This week three local films are released; Vaya, Inxeba (The Wound), Five Fingers for Marseilles. Other releases include Stephen King's IT, American Assassin, Home Again, Norman, Armed Response and Lucknow Central.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Sep 2017

An exceptional film about an extraordinary artist

If there's one film that will change the way you see the world, it's the superbly crafted masterwork, Maudie from British filmmaker Aisling Walsh...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Sep 2017

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