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, wrote story, was a script and story editor. During this time Craig continued making feature films, and when the need arose, he would leave the show for a month or two and return to what became like a family. In 2004 Craig wrote and directed his first feature film, the black comedy GUMS & NOSES which was adapted from his play of the same name (Apollo Film Festival Best Feature Award 2004). Alongside his theatre work Craig has written on several TV comedies and co-created and directed two seasons of the improvised comedy series SORTED, which was nominated for an international Emmy award for comedy in 2003. 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 director, best sound design and best film. The sequel, NEW MATERIAL hit SA theatres November 2021. Craig’s fourth feature, the drama BEYOND THE RIVER with 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 he most recently wrote feature film BLOOD SISTERS and head-wrote the sequel for the prolific Ebony Life in Lagos which was released on Netflix in May 2022. He is currently developing several new film projects including 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 for a streamer 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. Craig has a true life inspired crime series based on Alex Yeliseev’s book in development set up a streamer, and DICE, an original comedy drama with co-writer Darrel Bristow-Bovey for Rapid Blue.
Represented by David Kayser