Writer

Driven by a desire to hone his writing craft Benedikt went to study Creative Writing at Emerson College in the UK under the tutelage of acclaimed poet, Paul Matthews. In 2015, he was nominated for a Muse award: Best Screenplay for his web series and elected by his peers to the council of the Writers Guild of South Africa in 2016.

He is currently completing his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town.

When he’s not writing he’s either in front of the camera participating in storytelling or producing music for his follow up studio album.

He has several screenplays in development.

Latest Project

Highlights

2016 SUNDANCE – USA

  • A project was selected for round one of the Sundance Screenplay project development residency for 2017.

2015 MUSE AWARDS Nomination – South Africa

  • A screenplay for a web series was nominated for a Muse award.

2014 SCREENCRAFT – International

  • Made the quarter finals with a short film screenplay from over 2000 participants worldwide.

2012 GARBANZO LITERARY JOURNAL – USA

  • Poetry published in journal

Awards & Achievements

2016 WRITERS GUILD OF SOUTH AFRICA

Council member

2015 Poster for Tomorrow Global Design Competition – Top 100

2015 Writer’s Guild South Africa Muse Award – Nominee

2014 LAMDA – London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts – Gold

2012 Poetry published in Garbanzo Literary journal

2011 Southern Comfort Design Exchange – Winner

First Prize winner in the Design Exchange competition for a digital illustration that reflected the brand & its spirit.

2004 SAPPI Think Ahead Awards – South Africa

Received the prestigious golden award in the overall portfolio category.