Scriptwriting mechanics, story support and mentoring

When transforming your feature film, TV series or pitch from the ghost of an idea into a polished shooting script, an independent expert can often be a welcome resource – so let me get under the hood of your screenwriting project.

I’m an award-winning scriptwriter with decades spent navigating the industry across a wide range of formats. Based in Johannesburg, I work with production companies, broadcasters, independent writers and content commissioners across sub-Saharan Africa in a number of different ways that best suit their needs and budget. I can strip right back to the nuts and bolts, or give the work a final polish.

Why not take a look at my rate card and drop me an email to discuss how we can collaborate to fine-tune your ideas? I offer a range of options for professionals, students and producers.

Neil McCarthy is one of the most experienced writers of film, television and theatre in the country. He has helmed some of South Africa's most successful TV shows, like Isidingo and Rhythm City. He knows the industry inside out and, with a background as an actor and playwright, has a foundation of character and storytelling in his bones. Neil is also an excellent teacher and mentor to younger writers.
- Craig Freimond, Screenwriter & Director (Material, New Material, Beyond the River, Vaya)