Film director, screenwriter, producer, storyboard artist
Wayne Kramer (born 1965) is a South African film director, screenwriter, producer and storyboard artist. Kramer has written and directed films such as 2003 movie The Cooler, which he adapted from a 1995 short film. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Mindhunters, but the final script was heavily rewritten by others and bore little resemblance to Kramer's original work.
Kramer first began directing with the 1992 film Blazeland, which was never completed. Kramer has since commented that the process was "an absolute nightmare from beginning to end" and that he has no plans to finish or release the film. His first official release, The Cooler, was selected for competition in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Later the same year The Cooler received a 2003 Special Mention For Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review. A year later in 2004, Kramer was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for the film's screenplay.
In 2006 Kramer was one of several filmmakers interviewed for the Kirby Dick documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, in which he discusses the apparent absurdity of the fact The Cooler was given an NC-17 certificate by the MPAA simply due to a few seconds long shot of its lead actress' pubic hair.