About David Schröder
I am a South African film director and screenwriter and also one of the founders of Dust Cloud Productions. I was formerly a Commissioning Editor at one of South Africa’s top book publishers, Penguin Books, where I project managed a number of important book projects, working with world-renowned authors and organisations.
Since embarking on a new career path in 2010, I have completed a degree (cum laude) in Motion Picture Medium, specialising in Directing and Screenwriting. I have a number of creative projects in the works, details of which can be found on this site.
My Latest Projects
What if a young boy, who has always wanted to be a professional footballer but lacks the physical ability and skill, shows astute tactical knowledge and is given the chance to coach his favourite local side? This is the central premise of My Eleven.
My Eleven falls within the “wish-fulfilment” and “ascended fanboy” genres of film; films which play into people’s hopes and ideals and that explore this tantalising “what if?” premise.
Some successful films which fall into this overall idea are Goal!, which follows the journey of a poor but talented footballer who is offered the dream chance of a trial at a major football club, award-winning indie film A Boy Called Sailboat, and also Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, which plays into most children’s fantasies of being offered the chance of going to a magical sweet factory.
African rights have been sold and this film is currently in pre-production with a release date scheduled for late 2021. I am actively pursuing foreign language versions of the film.
MENSE VAN DIE WIND
Mense van die Wind is an Afrikaans drama that looks at one man’s search for hope after his world is turned upside-down after the death of his fiancée. His journey leads him to his childhood farm – a place he feels he can reconnect with his family and his land – and this will hopefully allow him to achieve some peace.
African rights have been sold and the film is currently in pre-production with a release date scheduled for mid-2021.