Darren Swanson

  • Screenwriter
  • Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dec 12, 2017
contract Writer

Experience - brief overview of your professional skills

  • An active screenwriter for over 7 years, writing across multiple genres- feature scripts, shorts and TV.

  • Winner and finalist of many writing competitions.

  • Received script requests from multiple production companies and studios including Warner Brother's Studios (WAR IN HEAVEN, feature), Fox Television US (CLOSURE, mow version). Also garnered interest from M Power Productions, Lifetime Channel and other US and Australian production companies.

  • Developed CLOSURE (feature version) for David Hannay Productions.

  • 2011 recipient of Screen Tasmania's New Writer's Fund.

  • Active in the Tasmanian film industry since 2010

  • 2013 recipient of Raw Nerve funding as a writer/director of BLUE SHIRT GREEN TIE, for Wide Angle Tasmania and ABC2.

  • 2015 winner Best Short Screenplay at the Terror Film Festival, Philadelphia USA for LOVE IN A TIME OF ZOMBIES.

  • Nominated for Best Short Screenplay at the 2015 Terror Film Festival, Philadelphia USA for RAT TRAP.

  • 2015 finalist for Best Short Screenplay at Shriekfest, Los Angeles USA for 3 scripts: RAT TRAP, VAN DEMON & LOVE IN THE TIME OF ZOMBIES.

  • 2015 nomination for Best Short Screenplay at the Independent Horror Movie Awards, USA for LOVE IN THE TIME OF ZOMBIES.

  • 2016 nomination for Best Short Screenplay at the New York Independent Film Festival, USA for comedy FUNBUDDY.

Credit/work experience (at least 1 professional, paid screen credit)

Writer/Director
May 2013 - Feb 2014

Recipient of funding under Raw Nerve 2013

Education

International Business Management
Jan 2004 - Dec 2006 Santa Barbara City College

Gender

Male