Sean Robert Daniels

Nicholl Fellow-winning Screenwriter
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Sean Robert Daniels is a screenwriter, head writer, script editor, story consultant, and senior lecturer. In 2012 he won the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, becoming the first South African to do so.

When he was ten years old he was chased by a hippopotamus, peed on by a tiger, spat on by a cobra, and run over by a donkey cart. Not at the same time, of course, but a rough year all around – one he believes prepared him for the life of a professional screenwriter.

Since then he’s had five of his feature films produced, storylined almost two hundred soap opera episodes, and been the head writer on an award winning crime procedural.

In 2016 he co-founded The Writers Block – a script and story consultation company, that also offers writers room workshops and training.

Sean’s feature “Vir Die Voëls” (For The Birds) won Best International Dramatic Feature at the 2017 Edmonton International Film Festival, and “Stroomop” (The River Within) won the Grand Remi at the 2019 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.
In 2017 he won a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for “High Rollers”, and in 2019 he was nominated for an African Movie Academy Award for his latest thriller “The Last Victims.”

In 2018 he emigrated to the UK, taking up a senior lecturing post in screenwriting at the University of West England. He lives in Wales with his wife Kate – a wool wrangler, screenwriter, and script editor.

Sean Robert Daniels is appearing at the following sessions:

1030 to 1130 Recipe for Success: The Screenwriters Cookbook

1030 to 1130 Recipe for Success: The Screenwriters Cookbook

An intriguing exploration of the parallels between the art of screenwriting and the mastery of culinary craft.

1400 to 1500 From Page to Screen: How to Navigate Getting Produced

1400 to 1500 From Page to Screen: How to Navigate Getting Produced

We’re all looking to get on the ladder to success, but if you want to continue to climb, you need to think NOW about what you’re going to do after getting that break.              

1500 Script Chat with Sean Robert Daniels

1500 Script Chat with Sean Robert Daniels

Come to the Refectory Mezzanine where Sean Robert Daniels will be available to answer your questions following his session on Recipe for Success: What Screenwriters Can Learn from the Culinary World