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About David Schröder

I am a South African director and scriptwriter with 10+ years’ experience as a storyteller and prolific idea generator. My background as a commissioning editor means I have a strong sense for which stories have broad, international appeal, and I focus on creating content with the potential for adaptation into spin-off projects.

My debut feature film, Mense van die Wind (People of the Wind), is due for release in late 2022, and I have two feature films, two animated series, and a television series currently in the development phase.

I have a B.IS (Publishing) and a BA Motion Picture Medium (Cum Laude).

My latest projects

My Latest Projects

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A disabled boy, who dreams of becoming a professional footballer but lacks the physical ability and skill, shows astute tactical knowledge and is given the chance to coach his favourite local professional side. This is the central premise of My Eleven.


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.

The film was shot in 2021 and World Rights have been sold. The release is scheduled for November 2022.

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