Darren is a highly experienced director and producer across television and film.
Most recently, he directed all six episodes of the half hour comedy series Here Come the Habibs! for Jungle and the Nine Network. Other television credits include Wonderland for Fremantle Media, Worst Year Of My Life Again for BBC and ABC Children, the second series of the ABC dramedy Bed of Roses, and both Rush and Offspring for Endemol and Network Ten. Darren will also direct episodes of the upcoming second series of Network Ten’s The Wrong Girl later in 2017, and has several feature projects in development.
Darren co-wrote and directed his first feature film Thunderstruck, which was distributed by Icon in 2005. Thunderstruck told the story of four boys who made a pact to bury their best friend next to AC/DC’s original frontman Bon Scott.
Inspired by his daughter’s dance classes, Darren and writer Carolyn Wilson devised a story about pushy stage mothers and dance competitions. In 2007, this became the basis of Darren’s second film Razzle Dazzle, starring Australian actress Kerry Armstrong and UK comic Ben Miller. Razzle Dazzle was selected for over twenty film festivals around the world, including Berlin, Edinburgh, Los Angeles Independent Film Festivals and was the opening night film at the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
Darren was also the executive producer on feature film Not Suitable For Children starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Sarah Snook (Predestination), directed by Peter Templeman.
In addition to his work in film and television, Darren is known for his comedic commercials, and has won numerous awards, including the London International Advertising Award, New York Advertising Award, Singapore Advertising Award, and numerous Cannes nominations.