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: Aladdin, Red Joan and Rafiki

Films opening in South African cinemas this week are the live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin; Red Joan; Rafiki; Long Shot; and India's Most Wanted.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

#OnTheBigScreen: John Wick, Detective Pikachu and Gloria Bell

Films opening in South African this week are Gloria Bell, John Wick 3: Parabellum, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu and The Stolen Princess...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: The Hustle, The Intruder and Poms

Films entering the box office this week are the con-artist comedy The Hustle, psychological thriller The Intruder and a group of older women prove you're never too old to 'bring it' in Poms...

By Daniel Dercksen 10 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Skemerson, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile and Miss Bala

Films entering the South African box office, this week, are Skemerson; The Curse of La Llorona; Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile; Miss Bala; Ugly Dolls; and The Other Side...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 May 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance and The Aftermath

The films entering the South African box office, this week, are Avengers: Endgame, The Act Of Defiance, The Aftermath, Die Walküre and The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 26 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary and Little

The films entering the South African box office, this Easter Weekend, are Capernaum (Chaos), Kandasamys: The Wedding, Pet Sematary, The Queen's Corgi, Little and Saint Judy.

By Daniel Dercksen 18 Apr 2019

Director Jayan Moodley chats Kandasamys: The Wedding

Daniel Dercksen chats to producer, director and writer Jayan Moodley about Kandasamys: The Wedding, which will be released in South African cinemas on 18 April 2019...

By Daniel Dercksen 17 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Breakthrough, After and Hellboy

Films entering the South African box office this week include Breakthrough, After, Hellboy, A Dog's Way Home and Ractime...

By Daniel Dercksen 12 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here and Shazam!

Die Seemeeu, Love Lives Here, Shazam! and Galveston open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Apr 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Dumbo, Us and Hotel Mumbai

Films joining the South African box office this week include Hotel Mumbai, Dumbo, Us, The Front Runner, Captive State and the Metropolitan Opera's screening of Donizetti's La Fille Du Regiment...

By Daniel Dercksen 29 Mar 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Escape Room, Cold Pursuit and Destroyer

The films entering the South African box office this week include The Kid Who Would Be King, Escape Room, Cold Pursuit, Destroyer and The Bookshop...

By Daniel Dercksen 22 Mar 2019

#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

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