John Trengove is a Johannesburg based writer/director with an MFA in film from New York University. One of the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans, his career spans theatre, television, documentary, commercials and short film. A Loerie and SAFTA recipient, John is best known for his acclaimed miniseries Hopeville that received the Rose d'Or for best drama and was nominated for an International Emmy. His short film The Goat premiered at Berlinale and Toronto in 2014 and went on to play at over 20 international festivals. John directs fringe theatre in his spare time (Including the cult hit The Epicene Butcher) and heads up the development wing of Urucu Media. His debut feature film, The Wound, had its world premiere in competition at The Sundance Film Festival and went on to open Panorama at the Berlinale. The film will continue to travel to festivals around the world in 2017.