Darrell James Roodt

Darrell James Roodt

Highest Rated: 85% Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

Lowest Rated: 8% Dangerous Ground (1997)

Birthday: Apr 28, 1962

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.

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Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Furnace Director,
Screenwriter
- 2019
No Score Yet 11% Lake Placid: Legacy Director - 2018
67% 73% The Lullaby Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Star Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Verskietende Ster Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treurgrond Director - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Director - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alles Wat Mal Is Director - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little One Director,
Screenwriter
- 2012
19% 57% Winnie Director $61.8K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zimbabwe Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematography
- 2008
No Score Yet 26% Lullaby Director - 2008
17% 23% Prey Director,
Screenwriter
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Number 10 Director - 2006
No Score Yet 38% Witness to a Kill Director - 2004
No Score Yet 93% Yesterday Director,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet 15% Dracula 3000 Director,
Writer
- 2004
No Score Yet 13% Sumuru Director - 2003
No Score Yet 35% Pavement Director - 2002
17% 28% Second Skin Director - 2000
8% 35% Dangerous Ground Director,
Writer,
Producer
$5.1M 1997
85% 73% Cry, the Beloved Country Director $337.2K 1995
10% 34% Father Hood Director $3.3M 1993
60% 87% Sarafina! Director $7.3M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet To the Death Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jobman Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Blood Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stick Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Place of Weeping Director $5.0K 1986