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
Wraak is a psychological thriller set in present day South Africa that explores the issue of vengeance and retribution in a society where the populace feels that the justice system is failing. The series follows the lives of multiple characters who are all affected by an apparent act of road rage in Braamfontein, Johannesburg where a young advocate was knocked over and dragged up the road by a taxi driver.
Wraak follows the travails of a group of ordinary South Africans, all of whom have their lives inexorably changed by one incident on a busy Monday morning in Johannesburg.
It is through their eyes – a reporter, an engaged couple, a taxi driver, a psychologist, a teacher, a student, a prisoner – that we slowly unravel the devastating, tragic, gripping and horrific repercussions of an incident of apparent road rage. Their lives, and the lives of our viewers, will never be the same again.
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.
After the death of his fiancée in car accident, Louw van Riet, a popular Pretoria singer/songwriter, moves back into his boyhood room on his family’s farm, now operated by his sister and her husband. While isolated, he hopes to come to terms with the tremendous loss and slowly start rebuilding his life. He helps out on the farm and also befriends a young boy, Venter, who he believes is being abused at home and at school.
Louw takes Venter under his wing and gives him singing lessons and the two use music as a way to cope with their isolation from society, eventually forming a father-son bond. This helps Louw out of his own depression, and he is eventually able to perform again at the local school’s rugby festival. Venter, too, finds the courage to go up on stage, and the two sing a duet.