Aoife Lennon-Ritchie runs Torchwood’s Cape Town office. She and her partner David Kayser represent emerging and internationally acclaimed writers, directors, script editors, and a select number of producers working in film and television. As well as working with her Torchwood film and television talent, Aoife runs the Lennon-Ritchie Agency which represents authors internationally and sells film rights and international publishing rights on behalf of South African and overseas publishing houses including Penguin Random House South Africa, Pan Macmillan South Africa, Jonathan Ball Publishers and Duck Creek Press New Zealand. With an acute focus on under-represented voices and stories, and a multinational reach, Aoife is committed to motivating and advocating for the best possible deal for her clients.
David Kayser is a literary agent based in Johannesburg South Africa. He spent the best part of the last decade in London at Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd, one of the world’s leading creative agencies, representing both emerging and internationally acclaimed writers, directors and Heads of Department across film, television & theatre. He launched Torchwood Literary & Scouting with partner Aoife Lennon-Ritchie in 2020 and together they have a growing list of writers/directors/producers and script editors across South Africa, the continent and beyond. David is proud to have nurtured and advised talent both in-house and at festivals and organisations such as London’s BFI Flare Festival, BFI S.O.U.L, BAFTA Guru, The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival, pan-African screenwriting residency the Realness Institute and the UK’s leading film schools including the NFTS. David studied at Rhodes University and The Oxford School of Drama, was mentored by industry stalwart Rachel Holroyd and has worked alongside multiple Academy nominated and BAFTA winning writers and directors.