PaperClipBoyPaper Clip Boy

Vianne’s first foray into scriptwriting was the animated short, Paper Clip Boy which was selected as one of six scripts to be part of Anamazing’s animation workshop, and was subsequently animated and aired on various TV channels.

It tells the story of a young boy, Kai, who is stuck at home with a broken leg while all his friends are outside playing football. Then he comes up with an idea.

Screen shot 2012-08-24 at 16.56.58Learn Like Lerato

Like Lerato is a charming children’s series about a young girl and her animal friends.
Lerato is outgoing, inquisitive and smart. Many of her animal friends aren’t so sharp, though, and it’s up to Lerato to keep them out of trouble. Like Lerato is an educational comedy about friends who learn, play and have fun together.

The series was produced by Bubblegum in Cape Town, and has been distributed as DVD sets to schools around South Africa, accompanied by storybook versions of all the episodes.


Squigglemajig is a story-telling show for young audiences. 52 all-new stories were written for the show, and brought to life as colourful illustrations that are drawn onto the screen, stroke by stroke. Stories were written by Mustapha Hendricks, Joe Vaz, Vianne Venter and Sam Wilson. The charming illustrations were drawn by Gareth Jones and AJ van der Westhuyzen.

Squigglemajig is currently showing on ETV, and on the Mindset Channel (DSTV 319).

 Squigglemajig, The Knitting Mouse, written by Vianne Venter