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Dr Darren Paul Fisher

Level 2, Building 1a, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University

Professional biography

Dr Darren Paul Fisher is the Head of Directing in the Film, Screen and Creative Media department. An award-winning screenwriter, producer and director, Darren was appointed in 2011 after six years as Lead Tutor at the Met Film School in London. After studying film at UEA under the tutelage of Charles Barr and Laura Mulvey, Darren made his feature film debut writing, producing and directing the pioneering micro-budget Inbetweeners. Released by Universal Pictures, it became the first fully digital film ever to play the UK multiplexes.

Darren writes and directs for both film and television, with his most recent feature, the alternate-reality romantic mystery Frequencies (formerly OXV: The Manual) winning a raft of festival awards before being released worldwide to rave reviews: The New York Times called it "fiercely intelligent", Indiewire called it "a wildly original sci-fi treat", Ain't It Cool News "adored it", and The Hollywood Reporter commented that it had "the political heft of a 1984 or Brave New World".

Currently, Darren is in development across a range of screen projects both in Australia and the US. In 2018 he was the recipient of the prestigious Greg Coote Scholarship, awarded by Australians in Film and Screen Queensland to a screen practitioner with a successful track record of creating compelling drama for the screen.

Very active in the Australian media as a cultural commentator, Darren is a regular on ABC radio and writes Opinion Editorials for The Conversation syndicated internationally in print and online. He is also a full voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), and the Australian Director’s Guild (ADG).

Professional admissions

  • Australian Directors Guild
  • British Academy of Film & Television Arts
  • ALCS
  • Directors UK
  • AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts)

Subjects

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and English Studies, UEA
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Feature Film, Bond University