Craig Freimond

Craig Freimond

Writer-director

about

Craig is a writer and director of theatre, film and television based in Johannesburg. For more than twelve years Craig was at acclaimed daily drama RHYTHM CITY where he wrote hundreds of episodes, story, and was a script and story editor. During this time Craig continued making feature films, and it was in 2004 that Craig wrote and directed his first, the black comedy GUMS & NOSES adapted from his play of the same name (Apollo Film Festival Best Feature Award 2004). Craig’s second feature JOZI, which he wrote and directed was released in 2009 but it was in 2012 Craig broke out with his third feature, MATERIAL, and the film had an extremely successful theatrical run domestically and won five 2013 SAFTA awards including best actor, best supporting actor, best sound design, best director, and best film. The sequel, NEW MATERIAL hit SA theatres November 2021 before which BEYOND THE RIVER (p. Heartlines and Quizzical Pictures), was released in April 2017. Craig was writer on Akin Omotoso’s feature VAYA which secured a small US release and last year Craig’s four part mini (of which he wrote the first two episodes) BLOOD SISTERS was released on Netflix in May 2022, from producer Mo Abudu/Ebony Life in Lagos. He is currently head writing the sequel. Other notable projects include THE ROAD TO BROAD BAY, a NZ / SA co-production based on Sean Davison’s book Before We Say Goodbye for producer Philippa Campbell (TOP OF THE LAKE), SA drama INNOCENT for Sadie Frost, the satirical WEEKEND SPECIAL, and the sequel to OLOTURE which he also wrote for Ebony Life, the second part is for a streaming platform. Feature doc 57 for producers Diprente TX on SABC3 in October 2022 and he has a true-life inspired crime series based on an Alex Yeliseev book in development with Stan Joseph/Ochre Pics for Netflix. Craig continues to develop across film, television and theatre on spec and with producers.

Represented by David Kayser

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