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The Shining Girls is in development as a major TV series with Appian Way and MRC.

Broken Monsters is in development as a TV series with Village Roadshow.

Survivors’ Club, the original horror comic by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halvorsen and Ryan Kelly is in development as a TV series with the CW.

“Slipping” a short story from Slipping: Short Stories, Essays & Other Writing is in development with Rumble Films and Le Cinefacture.

Writing & directing credits

URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika

Showrunner, head writer, director

In a near future Cape Town, Pax must harness the spirits of his ancestors to defeat the corporate overlord of Malice Corporation, with a little help from his friends.

The critically acclaimed Pax Afrika was South Africa’s first half hour animated show that ran for 104 episodes over three years and half a dozen re-runs on SABC3.

Glitterboys & Ganglands


Deep in the heart of Cape Town’s violent ganglands, sequins are being sewn, wigs teased and lashes glued on in the run-up to the city’s most prestigious female impersation beauty pageant, Miss Gay Western Cape. Director Lauren Beukes follows three contestants in the run up to the big night; the ‘princess’, Kat Gilardi, pageant queen Kayden van Heerden whose inclusion as a trans woman is causing controversy and ballroom dancer, Eva Torres, who is Matthew the mechanic by day who tragically lost his younger brother in a police accident.


Writer (Pilot)

The pilot episode of the satirical political puppet show based on the hit UK Spitting Images sees Cape Town’s premiere busting out into rap and President Zuma doing his best Shrek impression.

Florries’ Dragons

Writer (13 episodes)

The hit Disney UK show follows little princess and her magical adventures with her dragon friends.


Writer (4 episodes)

Based on the books by Marc Boutavant, this charming Disney Junior series follows the adventures of Mouk and Chavapa exploring different cities and cultures.