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CRAIG FREIMOND

Writer/director

Craig completed his Drama degree at Wits University in 1988. Since then he has worked as a writer and director in theatre, television and film. Craig initially worked as a theatre director, directing more then twenty stage productions. 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. Gums & Noses won the Apollo film festival award for best feature in 2004.  His play “The King of Laughter” won three Naledi awards in 2004, including best new play, best director and best supporting actor. Craig worked on several TV comedy series including the irreverent sketch show Not quite Friday night and the sitcom Scoop Schoombie. He co-created and directed two seasons of the improvised comedy series “Sorted”. Sorted was nominated for an international Emmy award for comedy.

In 2009 Craig wrote and directed his second feature film Jozi, a comedy about the highs and lows of a comedy writer in Johannesburg. In the same year Craig directed the drama Death of a Colonialist by Greg Latter for the stage. The play won three Naledi awards, Best production, best actor for Jamie Bartlett and best director.   In 2012 Craig wrote and directed his third feature film, Material, a comedy drama about a young Muslim man who works in his father’s material shop but dreams of being a stand-up comedian. The film had an extremely successful theatrical run and won five  2013 SAFTA awards including, best actor, best supporting actor, best director, best sound design and best film. Craig has worked on the Rhythm City (daily drama) writing team for the last ten years as a writer and script editor. He has just finished directing his fourth feature film, the drama  Beyond the River with Heartlines and Quizzical pictures, the film is scheduled for release in April 2017. He is currently developing several new film and television  projects, the most notable being the film The Road to Broad Bay, a NZ / SA co-production based on Sean Davison’s book Before we say Goodbye.

New television projects include Cold Case Confession (BENEATH),  a true life inspired crime series based on Alex Yeliseev’s book of the same name. The series deals with the extraordinary Betty Khetani murder.

CRAIG FREIMOND

Writer/director

Craig completed his Drama degree at Wits University in 1988. Since then he has worked as a writer and director in theatre, television and film. Craig initially worked as a theatre director, directing more then twenty stage productions. 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. Gums & Noses won the Apollo film festival award for best feature in 2004.  His play “The King of Laughter” won three Naledi awards in 2004, including best new play, best director and best supporting actor. Craig worked on several TV comedy series including the irreverent sketch show Not quite Friday night and the sitcom Scoop Schoombie. He co-created and directed two seasons of the improvised comedy series “Sorted”. Sorted was nominated for an international Emmy award for comedy.

In 2009 Craig wrote and directed his second feature film Jozi, a comedy about the highs and lows of a comedy writer in Johannesburg. In the same year Craig directed the drama Death of a Colonialist by Greg Latter for the stage. The play won three Naledi awards, Best production, best actor for Jamie Bartlett and best director.   In 2012 Craig wrote and directed his third feature film, Material, a comedy drama about a young Muslim man who works in his father’s material shop but dreams of being a stand-up comedian. The film had an extremely successful theatrical run and won five  2013 SAFTA awards including, best actor, best supporting actor, best director, best sound design and best film. Craig has worked on the Rhythm City (daily drama) writing team for the last ten years as a writer and script editor. He has just finished directing his fourth feature film, the drama  Beyond the River with Heartlines and Quizzical pictures, the film is scheduled for release in April 2017. He is currently developing several new film and television  projects, the most notable being the film The Road to Broad Bay, a NZ / SA co-production based on Sean Davison’s book Before we say Goodbye.

New television projects include Cold Case Confession (BENEATH),  a true life inspired crime series based on Alex Yeliseev’s book of the same name. The series deals with the extraordinary Betty Khetani murder.