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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Daryne Joshua

Daryne Joshua

Writer / Producer / Director at Gambit Films

Daryne Joshua (born 1980), is a South African filmmaker. He is best known as the director of critically acclaimed films Noem My Skollie and Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies. Apart from filmmaking, he is also a philanthropist, editor, animation designer, sound designer, media and communication director.

At the age of seven, he started visual storytelling. At that time, he made and sold comics to his friends in Bridgetown. He later attended to AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy and obtained the degree with distinction.

He is the co-founder, writer and director of Gambit Films which he formed right after graduation. Gambit Films produced Cape Town's first Afrikaans soap opera, Suidooster for DSTV and Kyknet.

In 2016, he directed his debut film Noem My Skollie. The film was selected as the South African entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The film won the RapidLion Awards for Best Screenplay and Best South African Film in 2017. With the success of the film, he made his second feature film Ellen: Die storie van Ellen Pakkies. It was based on the true story of Ellen Pakkies. The film has its world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on 27 January 2018 and received critical acclaim. It was released in South Africa on 7 September 2018.

In 2018, he wrote the script of short film Number 37 directed by Nosipho Dumisa. The script later won South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) award as well.

All Sessions by Daryne Joshua

DAY THREE POP CULTURE CONTENT 29 Apr 2024
12:30 - 13:15

MOVIES AND TV: THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE - WHAT ITS LIKE SITTING IN THE DIRECTORS CHAIR

POP CULTURE STAGE

What is it like being at the helm of a major film production? In this exclusive session, three highly accomplished directors will give you a firsthand look into the exhilarating challenges of sitting in the director's chair. Donovan Marsh, Patrick Garcia, and Ryan Kruger will provide rare insights into their directorial processes - from working with actors and crew to making creative decisions that bring stories to life on the big screen. Learn how they manage high pressure shoots, collaborate with department heads, and navigate the studio system.  Whether you dream of calling the shots on set someday or simply want to understand the director's indispensable role, this session pulls back the curtain on the art and logistics of filmmaking at the highest level. Claim the best seat in the house as these celebrated directors detail the creativity and problem-solving that brings movie magic into focus