Shaun Jooste

Shaun Jooste

Author and Screenwriter

Cape Town, South Africa

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May 2016
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About Shaun

Author of the epic fantasy series: The Celenic Earth Chronicles, and supernatural horror 'Silent Hill: Betrayal'

Member of the Writer's Guild of South Africa
Screenwriter for "The Space Drifter" - Recommended by the Cinequest Screenwriting Festival

Editor-in-chief: Global Council of Extraordinary Writers

Editor of the Celenic Earth Newsletter on Writing and Writers

Twitter: @Shadowolfd

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  • The CopyCat Effect (TV Series)

    The CopyCat Effect (TV Series) Mystery Crime 'Mentalist' meets 'Castle': Jessica Crowley becomes a world-renowned crime novelist when a copycat killer precisely enacts the murders and M.O. in her novels. Her fame is short-lived when new evidence reveals she may have committed her novels' murders herself, just as the police ask her for help on other copycat killings.

  • 8 Kilo

    8 Kilo Drama 8 Mile in South Africa: Justin dreams of becoming a star rap artist one day, while being on parole and under house arrest for a gang-related narcotic incident. With his mother constantly abused, his younger half-brother fatally ill, and the rival gangs rising up again in his territory, can he pull his life together for the audition rap battles hosted by SA rapper Proverb, and make his dream come true?

  • The Space Drifter

    The Space Drifter Sci-fi My "Space Drifter" #scifi #screenplay was recommended by the 2015 @Cinequest #screenwriting competition for"having solid bones and great potential".'Serenity' meets 'Bourne Identity' in a space travel adventure where a woman is found floating in space with no memory of who she is. She embarks on a mission with her new allies to find Forest, someone exactly like her and imprisoned by the Galactic Government for being dangerous, in the hopes of discovering who she is and why so many are hunting them for the latent dark matter inside of them.

  • The Janitor's Room

    The Janitor's Room Horror A disbelieving paranormal reporter heads out to defraud rumours of a ghostly haunting at her former school. When everyone is mysteriously locked in the school after her arrival, she must overcome her skepticism and pride to survive the massacre and revelations that follow.

  • A Darkness Runs Through It

    A Darkness Runs Through It Horror Jared heads to an island town where his best friend has gone missing. As he runs through the town, he finds it deserted, except for the few survivors in hiding. At first he believes that the source of evil is beneath the central cathedral, but soon discovers that the demonic haunting is greater than he could have imagined

  • Anti-heroes

    Anti-heroes Fantasy TV Series: The world has moved to a new Age of Enlightenment, where certain hidden elements in our genes have unlocked superpowers. However, there are some heroes who suffer from the use of their abilities, sometimes leading to fatal consequences. In the end, they will have to decide which is more important – saving others or preserving their own lives (cross-over from Heroes tv series). Collaboration with writer Lindria Oosthuizen

  • The Writer

    The Writer Thriller A little known horror and thriller author launches his new horror novel while making the announcement on several social media sites and online communities. Some months after the release, while reading some positive reviews, he discovers one post that personally insults and flames his writing style. After investigating if the I.P. address can be traced & discovering that he lives in the same town, what starts as a casual observation of the offender's daily routines soon becomes a dangerous the point where the writer wants to enact some of his thrilling scenes.


  • "The Sadgi" shortlisted for William Saroyan International Award for Writing

  • "The Journey" Elite Writer of the Year Award

  • Recommendation in Cinequest Screenwriting Competition for "The Space Drifter"

  • "The Journey" Top 100 Poems

  • "The Journey" Best Contemporary Poet of the Year Award


  • University of Free State

  • Fairbairn College

  • Academy for Facility Management

  • Intec College

  • Bosmansdam High

  • Vredenburg Primary

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