Craig Freimond

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Craig Freimond (19**- ). South African writer and director in theatre, television and film.

Biography

Youth

Training

Holds a degree in Drama from the University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department.


Career

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He played in a student production of The Threepenny Opera in 1987.

He directed Talk Radio (1998), The Great Gatsby, Veldfire (2002). He wrote and directed Gums and Noses (2002), co-directed Elephant of Africa (early 1990s). They Say Heaven is like TV was directed by Craig for PACT, winning the Vita Potpourri Prize in 1992.

Craig's directing credits also include Edmond, The Chalky White Show, Pygmalion, Sweet Phoebe, and Jump, which he directed for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

He wrote the plays The King of Laughter, Gorfinkel & Son (staged at the Barney Simon Theatre Feb-March 2000) (NELM catalogue),

He directed An Unromantic Comedy by Rosalind Butler at Sandton's Theatre on the Square, 2013.

Wrote and/or directed the feature films Gums and Noses (2004), Jozi (2010) and Material (2012).

Awards, etc

He won Naledi Awards as director for Death of a Colonialist and for his play The King of Laughter.

He was nominated best director Vita Awards (Gauteng region) for Sweet Phoebe 1996.

Sources

NELM catalogue.

Sowetan, 21 April 1998.

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For more information

IMDb [1].

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