DARCY VAN POELGEEST writer / director
Darcy is a 5 time Leo Award nominated filmmaker. His 30 min documentary Dare to Care won Best Film at Toronto’s COMMFFEST in 2010 and is distributed by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Darcy’s short film, CORVUS (2012) screened at festivals world-wide including Toronto After Dark, Vancouver International Film Festival and Sci-Fi-London. CORVUS was nominated for 3 Golden Sheaf Awards, 9 American Maverick Movie Awards, and 7 Leo Awards including Best Director. CORVUS also became the #1 selling short film in Canada on iTunes and remains one of the all time best sellers. Darcy's latest award winning short film, The Orchard (2015) screened at the Atlantic Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival and won 5 awards at the L.A Shorts Awards including Best Screenplay and Best Director. DVP is currently working on his first feature length screenplay, The Forty Fathom Bank, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Darcy is also an accomplished commercial director working with advertising agencies such as Cossette, Taxi and DDB.