South London storyteller, Thabo Mhlatshwa, was commissioned by CBBC to write the first twelve episodes of ‘My DG’, an online spin-off for their BAFTA-winning drama, ‘The Dumping Ground.’ Following this, he was invited to write an episode for season 10 of ‘The Dumping Ground’ and is currently an episodic writer on multiple shows. Thabo is also in development on a series he is creating with Luti Media.
Prior to this he penned his first feature film, ‘Ghetto Madness’, which was his way of bringing to screen the fun, community spirit found on the high rises on which he grew up – a crucial ingredient which he felt lacking in film and TVs attempts to portray this world. Thabo reached the Semi-Finals of the Academy Nichol Screenwriting competition, was longlisted by the BBC Writers room, and shortlisted by 4Talent’s screenwriting opportunity.
His other projects include ‘The Greyhat Gang’ a show about a hip hop loving hacktivist. An early draft of this show’s pilot episode was long-listed by the BBC Writers room in their search for drama scripts.
Away from stories centered around the world he grew up in, Thabo loves making his audience fall for heroes who suffer from a tragic flaws, as well as writing for young adults, where he draws from the extreme emotions that youngsters often struggle to contain.
UNTILTED TV PROJECT
Luti Media/ Africa Channel
DEATH IN PARADISE
Writer (Multiple Episodes)
THE DUMPING GROUND
MY DG (Internet Mini Series)
x 12 Episodes