Darrell James Roodt

Director, Screenwriter
Young South African writer-director who attracted international critical acclaim with his first feature, "Place of Weeping" (1986). An intelligent and impassioned chronicler of the fight against apartheid, Roodt has ... Read more »
Born: 04/28/1962 in South Africa

Filmography

Director (26)

Mignon Mossie van Wyk 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Verskietende Ster 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

Treurgrond 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Trouvoete 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Alles Wat Mal Is 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Pavement 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Little One 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Winnie 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Charlie Jade 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Lullaby 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Zimbabwe 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Number 10 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Prey 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Faith's Corner 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Sumuru 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Yesterday 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Dangerous Ground 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Cry, the Beloved Country 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Father Hood 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Sarafina! 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

To the Death 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Jobman 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Stick 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

City of Blood 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Place of Weeping 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Second Skin (TV Show)

Director
Writer (11)

Little One 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Winnie 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zimbabwe 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Prey 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Faith's Corner 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yesterday 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dangerous Ground 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

To the Death 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Jobman 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Stick 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Place of Weeping 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Dangerous Ground 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Young South African writer-director who attracted international critical acclaim with his first feature, "Place of Weeping" (1986). An intelligent and impassioned chronicler of the fight against apartheid, Roodt has brought a consistently interesting approach to films such as "The Stick" (1988), which follows a South African military platoon engaged in a struggle with black guerillas. A hit on the international festival circuit, "The Stick" paved the way for Roodt's first American-produced film, "Jobman" (1990). Roodt returned to South African issues with "Sarafina!" (1992), based on the popular stage musical. Though it brought him his widest exposure to date and gave him the chance to work with a major star (Whoopi Goldberg), the film failed to achieve either the critical or commercial success which had attended the stage version. Roodt's follow-up, "Father Hood" (1993), was his first American subject. Starring Patrick Swayze, this was a family comedy-drama set on a cross-country trip from L.A. to New Orleans.

Milestones

1990

Directed and co-wrote first American film, "Jobman"

1986

Wrote and directed first feature film, "Place of Weeping"

Bonus Trivia

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Roodt's film "Jobman" was nominated for six awards in the 1989 AA Life/Met Vita Awards, including "Best South African Film".

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