About

“Pedagogical experience demonstrates that instruction in concepts is impossible. It is pedagogically fruitless…” (Vygotsky, in Daniels, 2001)

RECENT: Professor, Lecturer, Conference Speaker, Research Supervisor – The Film Programme, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa; Guest Lecturer, Culture Department of the John F. Kennedy Institute of North American Studies, Free University, Berlin.

CREATIVE PRACTICE: Screenwriting projects include

  • THE SEMINAR (Aristotle, the 3-Act-Structure, and Empire – a completed 15 min short) &
  • a full adaptation of a Joseph Conrad novel.

BOOK TITLES: 2017: Film Mavericks in Action: New Hollywood, New Rhetoric, and Kenneth Burke (pp. 334); 2005: We, the media…; (pp. 418); 2007: Jacobean Visions: Webster, Hitchcock, and Google Culture (pp. 201).

2012 – 2016: Project Initiator & Co-Editor, The 21st Century Film, TV and Media School. (pp. 476, ISBN- 978-619-7358-00-1) from CILECT, Centre International de Liasons Ecoles de Cinema et de Television. Author of the introduction chapter: Film School, And How It Could Save Us (pp. 14-27). As of May 2017 all 33 contributors and 108 schools confirmed the receipt of two copies of the book.

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RECENT SPEAKER – IFB (In2theFrame: Close Encounters with the Art of Film, Berufsfachschule für Fremdsprachenberufe, Germany, 2017); University of Wittenberg-Halle (2015); CILECT/CARA (Cape Town, 2012); Inaugural London Film and Media Conference (2012).

CAREER ROLES: Film and Media Course Verifier/Consultant – The Council of Higher Education, South Africa; Film and Media Course Leader – The North Oxfordshire College; Guest Lecturer: Filmwissenschaft, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, the Department of Communication the New Bulgarian University; Deputy Manager, Faculty of Expressive Arts, Sheredes.

WORKSHOP LEADER: – FilmHaus, Frankfurt/Main (Script Lab 5 & Fast Forward) & Berlin Kulturring (Teaching the Teachers).

COLLABORATIONS: External Verifier for Open Window, Pretoria; Co-founder, Screenwriting Workshop, NECS European Network for Cinema and Media Studies;
Contributor – Manifesto for Media Education; Event Organiser for Cinemasports; Leader, TUT Community Film Unit; NATFHE U.K. Branch President

University of Oxford:  Country Champion South Africa for the Department of Education.  Details here.

2009- 2017: Professional Membership: Journalisten-Verlag, Berlin.

2016- 2017: Committee Member & Academic Outreach Officer, Oxford University Society/ Berlin, Germany (OUS) and 2017 member of Berlin’s Filmnetzwerk, here

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