Daniel Dercksen

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

Profile

Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. As the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio and a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years, teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa and internationally the past 22 years. Visit www.writingstudio.co.za
#OnTheBigScreen: F9

Only one film opens at South African cinemas this weekend, and it's the ninth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise: F9...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jun 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

One film enters the South African box office this weekend: The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Jun 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: In the Heights, Spirit Untamed and The Misfits

Films opening at South African cinemas, this weekend, include In the Heights, Spirit Untamed and The Misfits.

By Daniel Dercksen 11 Jun 2021

Paul du Toit chats new play The Unlikely Secret Agent - on at The Drama Factory

The Unlikely Secret Agent will be staged at The Drama Factory in Somerset West, Cape Town from 10 to 20 June 2021. Daniel Dercksen chats to writer, actor and director Paul du Toit.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jun 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Another addition to The Conjuring Universe - The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It - is the only film that enters the South African box office this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 4 Jun 2021

Q&A with Kiss of the Spider Woman director, Sylvaine Strike and cast

Celebrating the return to live theatre in South Africa, Marcel Puig's extraordinary play Kiss of the Spider Woman, directed by the multi-award-winning Sylvaine Strike, is on at The Baxter Golden's Arrow Studio in Cape Town from 5 to 19 June 2021. Due to new Covid-19 restrictions this play has now been postponed.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Jun 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella

Two films open on the big screen in South Africa, this weekend: A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 May 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

Only one film enters the South African box office, this weekend: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection.

By Daniel Dercksen 21 May 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Barakat, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Spiral

Barakat, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Spiral open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 May 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Love Sarah and Those Who Wish Me Dead

Two films open at South African cinemas, this weekend: Love Sarah and Those Who Wish Me Dead.

By Daniel Dercksen 7 May 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Courier and Wrath of Man

Two films enter the South African box office, this weekend: The Courier and Wrath of Man.

By Daniel Dercksen 30 Apr 2021

Q&A with SA director Michael Matthews on Oscar-nominated film Love and Monsters

South African film director Michael Matthews has garnered an Oscar nomination for the Hollywood film Love and Monsters, a mind-blowing apocalyptic adventure that has been described as 'one of the best surprises of 2020'. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on 25 April 2021.

By Daniel Dercksen 28 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Vanquish and Maya The Bee 3

Two films are opening at South African cinemas, this weekend: Vanquish and Maya The Bee 3.

By Daniel Dercksen 23 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: 2 Oscar Best Picture nominees, Voyagers and Every Breath You Take

Films opening at South African cinemas, this weekend, include two Academy Award Best Picture nominees Nomadland and Judas and the Black Messiah as well as Voyagers and Every Breath You Take.

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

Two films open in South Africa, this weekend: Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Come Away, Nobody and Extinct

Films entering the South African box office, this weekend, include Come Away, Nobody and Extinct.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Father and Godzilla vs Kong

Films opening on this big screen in South Africa, this weekend, include The Father, which is nominated for Best Picture at this year's Oscars, and Godzilla vs Kong, which sees two iconic cinematic monsters face-off.

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Mar 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: The Mauritanian, Boss Level, Persian Lessons and Raya and the Last Dragon

Four films open at the South African box office, this weekend. They include The Mauritanian, Boss Level, Persian Lessons and Raya and the Last Dragon.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Mar 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Breaking News in Yuba County and Chaos Walking

Films opening in the South African box office, this week, include Breaking News in Yuba County and Chaos Walking.

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Mar 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Tom and Jerry and Coming 2 America

This week's box office entries see our favourite duelling duo Tom and Jerry head to the big screen, while Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall return as Prince Akeem and Semmi in Coming 2 America.

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Mar 2021

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