Zimbabwean born screenwriter Sydney Dire began his career as a writer for CHIPAWO, an Arts Education Trust based in Zimbabwe before relocating to South Africa in 2012 where he worked in development for leading production house Quizzical Pictures. Sydney then joined Black Brain Productions as a writer on the hit sitcom SES’TOP’LA (SABC 1) and was a Storyliner on the popular Telenovela ISITHEMBISO for Mzansi Magic/MNET in 2018 proudly part of the team that won the SAFTA for TV writing in 2019. Sydney went on to become Head Writer of ISITHEMBISO for its third Season, and he is currently Head Writer of the new telenovela HOUSE OF ZWIDE which he co-created and which began airing on eTV in 2021. Alongside his head writing duties Sydney penned episodes for two Netflix original series including heist drama JUSTICE SERVED (July 22) with the other due to drop on the streamer later in 2022. He is currently writing on another two Netflix original series. Sydney is at home across both drama and comedy. His one-hour pilot drama THE FOUR QUEENS reached the finals of the Screencraft Pilot competition in 2017, his half hour comedy pilot DESMOND AND THE DEVIL reached both the finals of the 2020 Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards and the 2020 WeScreenplay TV Contest and his hour long political thriller pilot BAD MEDICINE reached the top 10 of the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Scriptwriting competition hosted by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Represented by David Kayser