John W. Fredericks

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John W. Fredericks is a storyteller, playwright, scriptwriter and film producer.

Also billed as John Fredericks and possibly also as John Fredericks Prince.


John W. Fredericks, started writing on his release from prison after participating in a creative writing class sponsored by the ATKV in the early 70's.

In 1998 he participated in a screenwriting workshop, run by South African Screenwriters’ Laboratory (Scrawl)[1].

Wrote stories for the FunDza Literacy Trust[2] literacy trogramme (including 'n Pa vir Kersfees, ’n Doodgewone dag and The Creep)

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

Author of the Afrikaans play Johnny Loskop (lit: "Johnny Loosehead"),

Produced the documentary Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes (Zenit Arti Audiovisive, 2000) with Davide Tosco.

Co-scriptwriter for the film Shooting Bokkie (2003) and scriptwriter for Noem My Skollie: Call Me Thief (2016).


Fundza website[3]


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

Awards, etc

"A Skollie Good Show", Daily Maverick, 13 Oct 2016[[4]]

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