At the age of 4, Darren was fascinated with a toy film projector he received one Christmas morning. Constructing mock TV cameras and studio sets with his Lego, Darren’s career as a storyteller was launched. At 16, he created a 5 episode drama series with the help of a local theatre group and the community TV channel.
A Maritimer by birth, Darren has made Hamilton his home for the past 20 years. He has directed several television series for both national and international markets. Hamilton has also been Darren's inspiration for several of his dramatic projects, including Red Circle (Montreal World Film Festival), A Tale of Two Peters (Toronto Urban Film Festival/ECO Film Festival) and, of course, aka Hammertown. He currently works at CBC News, directing The National and CBC News Network programs.