Sean Robert Daniels

Sean is an experienced and award-winning screenwriter, head writer, script editor and consultant. He’s currently writing on CASUALTY for BBC Studios, having received a commission from their Fresh Perspectives scheme. 

He’s also co-writing CONSENSUAL, an original feature for The Film Factory, and his script KILLERS is under option at Fidelio Films.

In 2012 he won the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. 

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.

THE LAST VICTIMS, his 2019 thriller, has played in numerous international festivals, winning over 20 awards. Sean’s screenplay was nominated for an African Movie Academy Award in 2019, and a South African Independent Film Festival Award in 2020. In 2017 Sean won a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for HIGH ROLLERS. His series THE DOCKET was nominated five SAFTAS, winning one.

Sean lives in Wales, and is a senior lecturer on UWE’s Creative & Professional Writing degree, and Programme Leader on the MA Screen Production degree.

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Credits

TV - WRITING CREDITS
Production
Company
Notes
Production
CASUALTY (2021)
Company
BBC Studios
Notes
Commissioned 1 x 40” Season 36
Production
THE DOCKET (2018-19)
Company
Clive Morris Productions
Notes
Broadcast on SABC 3
Streamed on VIU
Headwriter 13 x 60”
Storyliner 10 x 60”
Writer 4 x 60”
Co-creator
Production
HIGH ROLLERS (2015-17)
Company
Rous House Productions
Notes
Broadcast on SABC 3
Storyliner 180 x 30”
Writer 1 x 30”
FILM - WRITING CREDITS
Production
Company
Notes
Production
CONSENSUAL (2020)
Company
The Film Factory
Notes
In Development - Sold
Co-written screenplay
Production
THE LAST VICTIMS (2019)
Company
Utkarsh Entertainment
Notes
Dir. Maynard Kraak
*WINNER Best International Film, International Screen Awards
*WINNER Best Screenplay in a Feature Film, South Film and Arts Academy Festival
*NOMINATED Best Screenplay, South African Independent Film Festival
*NOMINATED Best Achievement in Screenplay, African Movie Academy Awards
Production
ANDER MANS (NOBODY DIES) (2019)
Company
Marche Media
Notes
Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
Production
STROOMOP (A RIVER WITHIN) (2018)
Company
The Film Factory
Notes
Dir. Ivan Botha
Co-written screenplay
*NOMINATED Best Screenplay Jury Prize, Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin
Production
THYS & TRIX (2018)
Company
The Film Factory
Notes
Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
Production
KILLERS (2018)
Company
Fidelio Films
Notes
In Development - Optioned
Production
UNTITLED (2017)
Company
Andre Velts Films
Notes
In Development - Sold
Production
PERFECTION (2016)
Company
Kaapland Films
Notes
In Development - Sold
Production
VIR DIE VOËLS (FOR THE BIRDS) (2016)
Company
The Film Factory
Notes
Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
*WINNER Best International Dramatic Feature at the 2017 Edmonton International Film Festival
SCRIPT CONSULTANT & SCRIPT EDITING
Production
Company
Notes
Production
RIDING WITH SUGAR (2020)
Company
Helena Spring Films / Netflix
Notes
Script and Story Consultant
Script Editor
Production
UNKOSIKAZI WOKUQALA (2018
Company
A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original
Notes
TV Movie
Script Consultant
Production
MORATUWA (2018)
Company
A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original
Notes
TV Movie
Script Consultant
Production
UMQHELE (2018)
Company
A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original
Notes
TV Movie
Script Consultant
Production
ZULU WEDDING (2017)
Company
Luju Films
Notes
Feature Film
Script Editor
TV - WRITING CREDITS
Production Company Notes
CASUALTY (2021) BBC Studios Commissioned 1 x 40” Season 36
THE DOCKET (2018-19) Clive Morris Productions Broadcast on SABC 3
Streamed on VIU
Headwriter 13 x 60”
Storyliner 10 x 60”
Writer 4 x 60”
Co-creator
HIGH ROLLERS (2015-17) Rous House Productions Broadcast on SABC 3
Storyliner 180 x 30”
Writer 1 x 30”
FILM - WRITING CREDITS
Production Company Notes
CONSENSUAL (2020) The Film Factory In Development - Sold
Co-written screenplay
THE LAST VICTIMS (2019) Utkarsh Entertainment Dir. Maynard Kraak
*WINNER Best International Film, International Screen Awards
*WINNER Best Screenplay in a Feature Film, South Film and Arts Academy Festival
*NOMINATED Best Screenplay, South African Independent Film Festival
*NOMINATED Best Achievement in Screenplay, African Movie Academy Awards
ANDER MANS (NOBODY DIES) (2019) Marche Media Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
STROOMOP (A RIVER WITHIN) (2018) The Film Factory Dir. Ivan Botha
Co-written screenplay
*NOMINATED Best Screenplay Jury Prize, Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin
THYS & TRIX (2018) The Film Factory Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
KILLERS (2018) Fidelio Films In Development - Optioned
UNTITLED (2017) Andre Velts Films In Development - Sold
PERFECTION (2016) Kaapland Films In Development - Sold
VIR DIE VOËLS (FOR THE BIRDS) (2016) The Film Factory Dir. Quentin Krog
Co-written screenplay
*WINNER Best International Dramatic Feature at the 2017 Edmonton International Film Festival
SCRIPT CONSULTANT & SCRIPT EDITING
Production Company Notes
RIDING WITH SUGAR (2020) Helena Spring Films / Netflix Script and Story Consultant
Script Editor
UNKOSIKAZI WOKUQALA (2018 A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original TV Movie
Script Consultant
MORATUWA (2018) A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original TV Movie
Script Consultant
UMQHELE (2018) A Tribe Called Story / Mzansi Magic Original TV Movie
Script Consultant
ZULU WEDDING (2017) Luju Films Feature Film
Script Editor