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 has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. Visit www.writingstudio.co.za
#OnTheBigScreen: Fiela Se Kind, Hustlers and Losing Lerato

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include a new adaption of Fiela Se Kind; Losing Lerato; Dora and the Lost City of Gold; and Hustlers...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

Brett Michael Innes talks about his masterful adaptation of Fiela Se Kind

Filmmaker Brett Michael Innes chats to Daniel Dercksen about his adaption of iconic South African classic Fiela Se Kind...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: Back of the Moon, It: Chapter Two and After the Wedding

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Back of the Moon; It: Chapter Two; and After the Wedding...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: A Tarantino joint, LGBTQ+ love and Good Boys

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Good Boys, Overcomer, Rafiki and Uncovered open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Ander Mens, Angel Has Fallen, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut and The Lehman Trilogy open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Aug 2019

Quentin Krog talks new film Ander Mens and its bloody Tarantino influences

For director Quentin Krog, Ander Mens is the type of film he wants people to "get lost in, laugh at and get thrilled by all at the same time"...

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The music of Bruce Springsteen, Playmobil and a female-driven mob drama

Films opening in South African cinemas, this week, include Blinded By The Light, The Kitchen, Playmobil: The Movie and the National Theatre's ...

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Racing in the Rain, Scary Stories and Her Only Choice

The films opening on the big screen in South Africa, this week, include The Art of Racing in the Rain; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Her Only Choice...

By Daniel Dercksen 8 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Hobbs & Shaw, Stan & Ollie and Van Gogh & Japan

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include The Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw; Stan & Ollie; Richard Says Goodbye; Terra Willy and Van Gogh & Japan...

By Daniel Dercksen 1 Aug 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Midsommar, Crawl and The Best of Enemies

Films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include The Current War, Midsommar, The Best of Enemies, Crawl and Small Island...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jul 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The Lion King and Skin

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Disney's live-action, star-studded remake of The Lion King and the story of a former white supremacist on the road to redemption, Skin...

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Jul 2019

The Lion King roars to life on the big screen in a whole new way

The live-action release of The Lion King promises to be one of the most spectacular highlights of 2019..

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Jul 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Stuber, Child's Play and Super 30

Films opening in South African cinemas, this week, include Stuber, Child's Play, Super 30 and Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Jul 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Spider-Man, Greta and a Beatles-less world

Yesterday, Greta and Spider-Man: Far From Home open at cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Jul 2019

Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights

Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers whose second feature film Rafiki took six years to reach the big screen...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jul 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Annabelle Comes Home, Stockholm and The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Kings Of Mulberry Street, Annabelle Comes Home, The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Stockholm and Allelujah open at local cinemas this week..

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Jun 2019

Q&A with Kings of Mulberry Street director Judy Naidoo

Producer, writer and director Judy Naidoo's Kings of Mulberry Street brings together the rich and colourful world of the Indian community in the '80s..

By Daniel Dercksen 27 Jun 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Tolkien, Toy Story 4 and Anna

Tolkien, Toy Story 4, Ma, Anna and Booksmart open at cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 21 Jun 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Supermama, Men in Black and The White Crow

The films opening in South African cinemas, this week, are The Adventures Of Supermama, The White Crow, A Dog's Journey and Men in Black: International...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Jun 2019

Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of Supermama

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk about new film; The Adventures Of Supermama...

By Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2019

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