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: 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 15 hours ago

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

#OnTheBigScreen: Rocketman, The Sun Is Also a Star, X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Rocketman, The Sun Is Also a Star, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Backtrance and Dialogues des Carmélites open at SA cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Jun 2019

#OnTheBigScreen: Godzilla, Brightburn and Young Picasso

Movies entering the South African box office this week are: Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, Brightburn, Till Death Do Us Part and Young Picasso...

By Daniel Dercksen 31 May 2019

#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 24 May 2019

#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

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