Darren Langlands

UK films with a different perspective  


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Darren Langlands is an award winning Writer, Director and Editor who grew up by the seaside in sunny Sydney, Australia. After years of extensive travel, he now calls the mostly dreary north of England home – don’t ask, people do silly things for love.

Darren’s films have been shown at festivals and film events all across the UK and internationally in places as far flung as Australia, USA, Canada, Ukraine and India.

Darren’s debut comedy short “The Santa Lie” was officially selected for over seven children’s film festivals including the Adelaide Kids Film Festival (Australia), the worldKids International Film Festival (India) and the MICE Children’s Film Festival (Spain). It went on to win two awards at the 2013 ProFire Short film Festival in Edinburgh.

His short "The Martyr" won Best North West Short at Screen Stockport Film Festival in 2015. The film went on to win other awards including Best Director and Best Editor at Rolling Frames International Film Summit 2015.

Darren sometimes hosts Q&As with filmmakers as part of Kino Shorts in Manchester, UK. His original screenplay “Last Man on Earth” was shortlisted in the top 100 in the 2013 Collaborate8 scriptwriting competition.

He is currently in post production on a new short starring former Doctor Who Colin Baker.

Inspired by…

  • William Friedkin, Sidney Lumet, Rick Addlesee

Favorite Genres

  • Thriller, Drama, Documentary, Sci-Fi, Horror

Favorite Films

  • The Big Lebowski, Momento, Jaws, Altered States, Naked, The Exorcist