Willem Grobler

Willem Grobler

Director | Screenwriter


A Screenwriter and director, Willem is currently writing Mandla Dube’s next Netflix feature film HEART OF THE HUNTER. The film, co-written with Deon Meyer is based on Meyer’s international best-selling novel of the same name. Next up Willem will adapt Deon Meyer’s novel FEVER as a limited series.

His award-winning short film HUM screened at festivals around the world, premiering internationally at the 2017 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival in New York, and in Europe at the 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France.

WilIem has written and directed a number of drama projects for M-Net, including Christmas dramedy, A BOERE-KRISMIS (2020) and Valentines Day romantic comedy OM EN OM (2023), and two seasons of the acclaimed South African true crime docuseries STRANGERS YOU KNOW (2021 – 2022). A feature length adaptation of HUM, is in development at M-Net with Willem adapting and directing.

Willem has an Honours Degree in Film and Media Studies from the University of Cape Town and is a 2014 Durban Talents and 2016 Gotham Week alumnus.


Represented by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie