Rohan Dickson is an award-winning screenwriter and show runner, born and raised in South Africa. Rohan is a Palm d’Or Nominee in screenwriting from the 1999 Cannes International Film Festival for “Husk” and winner of Best Short Film at the 2015 Jozi Film Festival for his directing debut, “Welcome to Hawaii”.
In 2021 Rohan created, wrote and executive produced “Reyka”, an 8-part TV drama for M-Net and Fremantle Media International and “Desert Rose” an 8-part TV drama for M-Net which he created, wrote and produced. The World Premiere screening of “Reyka” opened the 60th Monte-Carlo Television Festival on 18 June 2021.
In 2020 Rohan scripted four episodes of Professionals, Africa’s biggest co-production to date, an action/thriller television series depicting the high-risk lives of private military contractors. Rohan co-created the TV series Jo’burg with Appian Way (USA) producing and won Best Short Film at the 2015 Jozi Film Festival for his directing debut Welcome to Hawaii.
With over 20 years of experience as head writer for SATV, Rohan has worked with all of South Africa’s major broadcasters and has been showrunner on the highly successful dramas Scandal!, Zone 14, Jacob’s Cross, and High Rollers. Rohan was also the executive producer & showrunner of the long-running Isidingo, a multi-award winning, multiracial drama series with a huge fan base across the whole of Africa.