Born: Established: 1970 Cape Town,
Daniel Krige was born in South Africa and grew up in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. He left school at fifteen and wrote the draft of what was to become his first feature film, West, the following year. At sixteen, he began working for Grundy Television, beginning a prolific career as a script-writer with scripts for such programs as Richmond Hill.
He attended the Australian Film, Television and Radio School at the same time as director Rowan Woods, cinematographer Dion Beebe, director and script-writer Samantha Lang, director Peter Duncan, and director, script-writer, and producer Robert Connolly. In the early 1990s, he wrote and directed a number of short films, including The Door (1993), Fuckwit (1994), and Our Feral Friends (1994): The Door won the Golden Hugo for Best Short Film at the Chicago International Film Festival.
In the mid-1990s, Krige returned to writing for television, with scripts for Corelli (1995), Pacific Drive (1996), Sweat (1996), Police Rescue (1996), Big Sky (1997), Mirror, Mirror II (1997), Breakers (1998), Murder Call (1997-1999), and Stingers (1999).
In 2007, he directed his first full-length script, West, which he had originally drafted as a teenager. In 2012, he directed satirical horror film Redd Inc. to a script by Jonathan Green and Anthony O'Connor.
'Margaret Pomeranz Speaks with Writer/Director Daniel Krige' [video interview]. At The Movies, with Margaret and David. Online. (http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s1963646.htm) Sighted: 22/10/2012)