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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#OnTheBigScreen: Die Stropers, Deep End and Fighting With My Family

Die Stropers (The Harvesters), Deep End, Fighting With My Family and Wonder Park open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Mar 2019

Eubulus Timothy on new surfing film Deep End

Deep End, a new South African film by Eubulus Timothy, is set on the intoxicating shorelines of Durban's Golden Mile and brings one of the world's most popular surfing sites to glorious life...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Mar 2019

Die Stropers (The Harvesters) is South African filmmaking at its best

From the moment Janno steps into the frame of Die Stropers (The Harvesters), we enter his world, a cattle farm in the rural Free State, where he herds cattle and lives in the shadow of a conservative Afrikaner upbringing, ruled by religion and governed by family...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Captain Marvel, White Boy Rick, Carmen and Red Room

Movies entering the South African box office this week include the highly anticipated Captain Marvel, the true story White Boy Rick, the spine-chilling Red Room, and the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2

Little Italy, A Madea Family Funeral and The Lego Movie 2 open at cinemas this weekend..

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: What Men Want, Eighth Grade and The Princess And The Dragon

What Men Want, Eighth Grade, The Princess And The Dragon and The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second open at South African cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Green Book, Liewe Lisa, Alita: Battle Angel

Green Book, Liewe Lisa and Alita: Battle Angel open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Feb 2019

7de Laan's Hendrik Cronje on making the transition from acting to directing

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Hendrik Cronje about his debut feature Liewe Lisa - a gentle, charming film that will definitely warm the hearts of filmgoers who need to fill their lives with love and dreams...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: An indigenous outlaw, an evil force and the world's greatest detective

Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sew the Winter to My Skin, The Prodigy and Holmes & Watson open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Feb 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: American politics and British palace intrigue

Vice, The Favourite, The Upside, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and The Possession of Hannah Grace open in cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A pastor, a wizard, and replicas

Dominee Tienie, 3 Days To Go, Matwetwe (Wizard), On The Basis Of Sex, If Beale Street Could Talk and Replicas open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jan 2019

Q& A with Dominee Tienie director Sallas De Jager

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer-writer-director Sallas De Jager about Dominee Tienie, a new South African film that poignantly shows how true belief binds humanity...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Superhumans, the wild west, and a tragic king

Glass, The Mule, The Sisters Brothers and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second open at cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A beautiful boy and an old man with a gun

Beautiful Boy, The Old Man & The Gun, Wildlife and Final Score open at local cinemas today...

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What to look out for in film this year

Daniel Dercksen explains what we can look forward to gracing the silver screen in 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Blindspotting, Dumplin', Luis and the Aliens

Blindspotting, Dumplin and Luis and the Aliens open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Jan 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Is Back, and so is Robin Hood

2018 ends on a high with three films releasing on 28 December: The world's beloved nanny is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy in Mary Poppins Returns...

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Aquaman, a battle-scarred autobot, and a mad king

Films opening on 21 December: The battle-scarred and broken autobot Bumblebee seeks refuge, Aquaman's quest to unite two worlds challenges both his strength and the courage of his convictions, and theatre buffs can indulge in the NT Live screening of The Madness of George III...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: A city on wheels, the Spider-Verse, and the littlest reindeer

Roma, Mortal Engines, Second Act, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer open at cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Dec 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: The Grinch, a revolutionary woman, and an instant family

The Grinch , The Healer, Colette and Bolshoi Ballet's The Nutcracker open at cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Dec 2018

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