"Daniel Dercksen's workshop offers an insightful and inspiring introduction into the craft and art of storytelling. Great motivation to help one begin that rather daunting and solitary task of transferring ones story from the imagination to the page.
Writer/director Neil Coppen, creator of Tin Bucket Drum, Tree Boy, and Abnormal Loads and winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre, 2011, as well as the Naledi Award for Best South African Play (Abnormal Loads), 2013
"Thank you for an illuminating workshop. For the insight that I now have in the birth of a script; especially the development of a front page, log line and tag line. I am still the producer at heart but with the couple of movies that I am nudging forward with development I know what I am looking for in the scripts."
Producer Alan Lawson, Birdfilm (South Africa)
" The thought of "screenwriting" always seems so complex and complicated, the workshop unpacked it and classified everything into separate manageable boxes. Daniel Dercksen knows what he is talking about, so he is able to zoom in certain things, break complex issues into smaller understandable chunks. The workshop was inspiring and it confirmed to me that I'm on the "write" track -- I'm on the path of what I want to do."
Refilwe Thobega, Assistant Editor: South Africa Yearbook (Government Communications)
This is the best thing to ever happen to my writing career. I'm enjoying writing now. It makes sense. I have solutions to my problems."
Christa Biyela ,Motivational Speaker, Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
"Thanks for being the catalyst and guide in my life story. It was an amazing journey. I've emerged seeing the world differently. Full of voices, ideas, characters, and stories. From feeling uninspired and lazy, I now find that I can't turn off my brain. I have many new tools to use to explore, practice and hone my writing. From practical suggestions on how to develop and organise ideas, to structuring a story so that it reads like music, I have come away excited, inspired and raring to write."
Ruth Tearle, strategy and change management consultant, a trainer and a motivational speaker, who is the author of "Blackboards, Bubbles & Cappuccinos, ""Ride the Wild Tiger" and "Mastering Personal Change" www.ruthtearle.com
"If I had attended it some five or ten years ago, so many things would have changed in my career, as well as life in general."
Elelwani Ramaite-Mafadza, a lecturer at the University of Venda, as well as a researcher in the Indigenous Music and Oral History Project (IMOHP) and involved in the CUPP project which is a project involved in rural development
specializing in script- and screenwriting