DARCY VAN POELGEEST writer / director / producer
Darcy's 30 min documentary Dare to Care won Best Film at Toronto’s COMMFFEST in 2010 and is distributed internationally by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Darcy’s short film, CORVUS (2012) screened at festivals world-wide including Vancouver International Film Festival and Sci-Fi-London. CORVUS was nominated for 3 Golden Sheaf Awards, 9 American Maverick Movie Awards, 7 Leo Awards including Best Director, and became the #1 selling short film in Canada on iTunes.
His latest short film, The Orchard (2015) premiered at Atlantic Film Festival, and Vancouver International Film Festival before going on to win 5 awards at the L.A Shorts Awards including Best Screenplay & Best Director. It was nominated for 4 Leo Awards and picked up the Audience Choice Award at CineFest Sudbury International Film Festival (2016) and Short Circuit Film Festival (2017).
DVP recently completed his first feature length screenplay, The Forty Fathom Bank, and is working on a 160 page Graphic Novel, Little Bird, to be released from Glenat Comics 2018.
Darcy (along with his co-producers) also received the John Dunning Discovery Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards for producing indie feature, The Lockpicker.