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: World War II zombies, Two Tails, and Life Itself

The Girl In The Spider's Web, Life Itself, Overlord, Bad Times At The El Royale and Two Tails open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Nov 2018

Writer-director Jerome Pikwane on the films that shaped The Tokoloshe

Daniel Dercksen chats to writer-director Jerome Pikwane, a self-confessed cinephile who studied directing at the New York Film Academy about his supernatural thriller The Tokoloshe...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Slenderman, The Nutcracker, and The Tokoloshe

The Tokoloshe, Mayfair, The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, Slender Man, Nobody's Fool, Juliet, Naked, Escape Plan 2: Hades and Verdi's Aida open at local cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Nov 2018

Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing a "mob comes to Mayfair" film

Daniel Dercksen shares a few thoughts with Safta-winning writer Neil McCarthy on writing the screenplay for the gangster tale Mayfair...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Nov 2018

The Little Vampire - from bestseller to animated film

A film that tells of a great friendship, which merges humour, tension and fantasy, that has a truly timeless look and on top of it all carries a positive message...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Vigilantes, the moon landing, and Goosebumps

Searching, First Man, Peppermint, Goosebumps 2: A Haunted Halloween, Little Vampire and King Lear open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Self-discovery, short films, and scary thrills

Kanarie, Papillon, Halloween 2018, Titan and The Hate U Give open at local cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Oct 2018

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder gets personal in his new film Kanarie

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder has been an inspirational tour-de-force as a musician, composer, writer, performer, his heavenly collaboration with director Christiaan Olwagen, Kanarie, is a proudly South African film taking the world by storm...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Lady Gaga, a masked killer, and four single moms

A Star Is Born, Hell Fest and Baba Mamas open at SA cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Oct 2018

How Stephina Zwane's film Baby Mamas celebrates single moms

Writer-director Stephina Zwane's Baby Mamas takes a closer look at four women who share all their experiences on the joys and woes of being single moms, while still searching for true love...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A tick-tocking heart, forgiveness, and an extraterrestrial symbiote

The Forgiven, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! and Venom open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Oct 2018

The Forgiven - A post-apartheid story of redemption and forgiveness

While it has been two decades since the TRC concluded, director Roland Joffé's new film The Forgiven returns to that time to grapple with the terrible truths of apartheid and its legacy...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Oct 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Table Manners, Recce, and A Simple Favor

This week sees the release of two South African films: the mind-blowing The Recce and the charming Table Manners as well as Smallfoot, A Simple Favor and Night School...

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Sep 2018

Nkuli Sibeko on writing Table Manners and the art of cooking

Safta (South African Film and Television Awards) award-winning writer and actress Nkuli Sibeko shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercken about her screenplay for film Table Manners...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Sep 2018

Q&A with Johannes Ferdinand about film The Recce

Writer-director Johannes Ferdinand 'Ferdi' van Zyl shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercksen about his astounding film The Recce, a film that poignantly shows that without a past, there is no future...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Sep 2018

#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 21 Sep 2018

#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

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