Craig Freimond

Craig Freimond



Craig is a writer and director of theatre, film and television.

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. It was in 2012, however, where Craig broke out with his third feature, Material, which 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. 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 sequel New Material hit SA theatres November 2021. He is currently developing several new film and television 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), a true life inspired crime series for Stan Joseph/Ochre Pics and M-Net and a feature for Sadie Frost under her Back to Black production banner. Craig is based in Johannesburg.

Represented by David Kayser