Malcolm started out as a Journalism graduate from Rhodes University then studied for a post-grad diploma in film at Middlesex, and selected for a writer’s course at the BBC. He has been a writer/producer in the industry as for over 30 years, most of that spent in the UK working as Head of Development and in-house producer for Focus Films. His first feature was The Fourth Reich directed by Manie van Rensburg. Subsequently, he developed and produced nine international feature films, including the 51st State with Samuel L Jackson.
Since returning to SA he has been Head of AFDA, head of production at AFDA post graduate school, freelance lecturer at SAE and co founder of DOCi, the Documentary Institute.
He has had a thriller, Good Hope, published in London and is looking to place a second novel in SA. Currently packaging a historical feature about James Miranda Barry to be directed by Sara Blecher, developing a thriller series called Hope Street, working on a genre horror, and a series on the South African War.
Malcolm is comfortable working across a variety of genres and formats while always locating the writer at the heart of the process.