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Shot at the Big Time

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I have written twelve screenplays and six stage plays to date. I've written and produced six plays (and directed two) and taken each one to the Grahamstown Arts Festival, all with funding from the National Arts Council.

I was supervising producer on two M-Net EDiT Award- Winning Films, Smile (2006) and Commando (2007), written and directed by Johann Hyman and Stephen de Villiers respectively, while lecturing at UKZN.

A full-length feature film I co-wrote, White Lion, premiered at the Durban International Film Festival in July 2009 and was released internationally in February 2010.

My stage play A Matter of Time was unanimously declared the winning entry by all three judges of the Olive Schreiner Award 2008.

I offer an online Scriptwriting Course which has attracted students from across the world.

I have my Masters in English (Cum Laude) and am doing my PhD in the same subject entitled, Beyond the Biopic.

I won the 2011 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award for the northern/southern regions as a Columnist for The Sunday Independent.

I've produced the short of A Shot at the Big Time, after raising funds on . Shot the Short was filmed in July 2012, directed by Stephen de Villiers, and premiered at the Durban International Film Festival in July 2013. It has been submitted to film festivals around the world while we raise funds for the feature project.

From January 2013, I've been Production Course Administrator and Scriptwriting Lecturer at AFDA Durban, one of the top twenty film schools in the world.

In November 2013 A Shot at the Big Time, the short was nominated for three eThekwini Awards: Best Short Film, Best Writer/Producer, Best Cinematography. It won for Best Cinematography (Luke Pallett, DOP).





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