Richard the Scribe

Producer-Writer-Director with well over 1 000 hours of programming for both South African and International broadcast television. His experience in genre is as wide and varied as the diverse styles he uses across his body of work which includes projects in television, feature films, documentaries and the theatre.

Fantasy as a Genre

The genre usually adheres to general human psychology and societal behaviour while incorporating non-scientific concepts like magic, mythical creatures, and supernatural elements. Stories are set in a fictional world, often outside of earth or at a time when magical beings roamed the earth or Middle Earth.


Thrillers are designed to hold audience interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, mystery and suspense, and because Thrillers strive to induce anxiety in the viewer and keep them on the edge of their seat, people choose to watch them to experience excitement without risk. Often the antagonists in these films make …

Why This Story?

The biggest bonus of having a tight, focused and precise premise is that it informs your answer to one of the most frequently asked questions a screenwriter hears; “Why do you want to tell this story?” And a good answer to this question opens not only the ears of potential screenplay buyers, but doors. Stories …