Darren’s path to filmmaking is wide and varied, beginning as a playwright and director in the New York Theater, developing original works such as Rain Tree Crow and Danger Man (Or A More Beautiful Heaven). He directed original plays by other authors, including The Sacrificial King, a play for John Lennon by Margaret McCarthy, The Vote by Kate Ryan, and several experimental performance pieces with theater artist Ken Nintzel, including LAPSE, featured in the Whitney Biennial. Darren is also a fine artist and painter, whose work has been included in exhibitions at Thread-waxing Space, Limner gallery, and Warde/Nasse. His short films, including A Coney Island Of The Mind, HOME, My Name Is Your First Love (Palm Springs FF, Manhattan FF), and Same Ghost Every Night were developed in the MFA film program at Columbia University, from which he graduated with honors. He has written three feature screenplays, including Stubborn Beast, which advanced to the second round for the 2012 Sundance writer’s lab, and Marion Clay. Darren directed a holographic video installation for the Daphne Guinness exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Darren Anderson was awarded a Production grant at Columbia in 2012 for The King’s Pawn