JEFFREY DARLING

One of the world’s most successful and sought after commercial directors, JEFFREY DARLING immerses the viewer with intimate and poetic visual stories. Early in his career Darling established himself as an internationally-acclaimed cinematographer in film, commercial and music video, becoming the youngest person to earn the Australian Film Institute’s Best Achievement in Cinematography for his work on the feature film The Crossing, starring Russell Crowe. He had previously been nominated for this award for Young Einstein, starring Yahoo Serious. When Darling made the transition to directing he was included in the “Best New Director’s in the World” Showcase, Cannes Film Festival, 1992. Kodak has recognized his contribution to excellence in Cinematography with three honorary awards: the Kaleidoscope Salute to Music Video Cinematography, the Kodak Vision Award at the 1999 AICP Show New York, and for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2002 AICP Show New York. His work for Jaguar and Boeing are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC.  Darling’s first short feature, Page 73, won the World Medal at the New York Festivals – 39th Festival. He was invited by Sony USA, as part of the JOY project, to make a short titled IN:DEX, and has directed and shot over 150 commercials that have attracted over 70 international awards, most recently for Huawei at the One Show NY, 2017. He is currently casting two feature projects, He Went That Way, a true story about a serial killer and a chimpanzee and The Drowner, an adaptation of the acclaimed Robert Drewe novel set in the Western Australian gold rush at the turn of last century.