A portfolio of Darren’s work as director, writer & producer can be found below.

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Read about Darren’s work as an actor in TelevisionFilm and Theatre.

THE MARSHLANDS | TV Pilot

  • THE MARSHLANDS

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    Television Pilot | Post-production


    roles: director, producer, script editor
    starring: Mia McKenna-Bruce (The Dumping Ground, The Fourth Kind), Jack Baggs (Pride), Connor Catchpole (Oliver Twist), Anita Olatunji (Stadtklinik, SOKO)


    format: 1 x 1 hour television pilot
    company: Rogue Land Films, Front Line Picture House
    prod. Katherine Scott-Williams, Mehdi Haghzare, Darren Bransford
    creator & writer: Katherine Scott-Williams
    dop: Will Baldy


    status: post-production

RUN WITH ME | Music Video

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    Music Video | Released


    roles: director, producer, concept/script
    starring: Micky Diana, Sonya Cullingford, Lucas Rush, Calum Speed, Richard Stemp


    artist: Micky Diana


    format: 4 minute music video
    company: Front Line Picture House
    prod. Micky Diana, Darren Bransford
    dop: Mateusz Kanownik


    status: released

DEEP CUTS | TV Pilot

  • DEEP CUTS

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    Television Pilot | Post-production


    roles: director, producer, creator/writer
    starring: Eva Pope (Waterloo Road, Hetty Feather), Steven Waddington (A Little Chaos, Last of the Mohicans), Ty Glaser (Holby City), Andy Moss (Hollyoaks), Danny Young (Coronation Street), Anouska Mond (Ill Manors)


    format: 2 x 1 hour television pilot
    company: Front Line Picture House
    prod. Darren Bransford, Carl Mackenzie, Paul Sangam
    creator: Darren Bransford
    dop: Scott Sandford


    status: post-production

EL ARMADILLO | Short Film

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    Short Film | Released | Award Nominated


    roles: director, producer, writer
    starring: Vincent Kerschbaum, Fabiano de Souza Ramos, Amy Rosario


    awards: Finalist in One Shot Movie CompetitionFurther screenings at Hackney Picture House and One Take Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.


    format: 10 minute short
    company: Front Line Picture House
    prod. Darren Bransford, Rochelle Daniel
    dop: Pedro Ribeiro


    status: released, award-nominated

D.O.A | Short Film

  • D.O.A.


    Short Film | Post-production


    roles: director, producer, script editor
    starring: Taya de la Cruz, Mark Lawson, Leoni Kibbey, Anita Koh


    format: 27 minute short
    company: Phalanx Studio Collective, Front Line Picture House
    prod. Mark Stewart, Darren Bransford
    writer: Mark Stewart
    dop: Mateusz Kanownik


    status: post-production

DUST & WALTZ | Short Film

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    Short Film | Released | Award Nominated


    roles: director, producer, writer
    starring: Sarah Lamesch (Phantom Thread, Mary Shelley), Emil Lager (Hugo)


    awards: Finalist in Reed Short Film Awards, nominations for Best Short Film and Best Actress at St. Alban’s Film Festival, Best Short Film at Mile End Film Festival. Further screenings: Shorts on Legs, Shorts on Tap, Leamington Underground Cinema Festival, Shorts Non Stop.

    press: Snoovies Magazine: “A story told in three beautiful minutes leaving you weeping for more.”

    Mile End Shorts: “Beautifully shot, whilst being emotionally evocative through a primarily diegetic soundtrack that draws one further and further into such a tender story of reliance and relationships. A fantastically engaging, mesmerising short.”

    Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall: “Honourable mention goes to Darren Bransford’s Dust & Waltz, a beautifully made and skilfully brief short.”


    format: 3 minute short
    company: Front Line Picture House
    prod. Darren Bransford
    dop: Kris McManus


    status: released, multiple screenings and articles, award-nominated

HEAD FIRST | Short Film

  • HEAD FIRST

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    Short Film | Festival Circuit | Award Nominated


    roles: director
    starring: Laura Lattimore, James William Ward, Emily Haynes, Luke Kaile


    awards: Nominated for Best Actress at Unrestricted View Film Festival.


    format: 10 minute short
    company: Pocket Elephant Productions
    prod. Laura Lattimore
    dop: Matt Clegg
    writer: Laura Lattimore


    status: festival circuit, award-nominated

SEDUCTIVE TRUTHS | Promo

  • SEDUCTIVE TRUTHS


    Book Trailer | Released


    roles: director, producer, concept/script
    starring: Bean Downes, Matt Wilman, Oliver Park


    author: B.A. Cairns


    format: 3 minute promo/trailer
    company: Front Line Picture House
    prod. B.A. Cairns, Darren Bransford
    dop: Dom Lenoir


    status: released

 

RECENT FILMMAKER NEWS

Darren recently wrapped as director and producer on 1 hour dystopian television pilot The Marshlands, starring Mia McKenna-Bruce (The Dumping Ground), Jack Baggs (Pride) & Anita Olatunji (SOKO) to name a few. Mystery-drama television pilot Deep Cuts is also nearing completion.

He also recently directed short films D.O.A. (currently in post-production) and Head First (which just received a Best Actress nomination at Unrestricted View Film Festival).

PRESS & INTERVIEWS

As a filmmaker, Darren has appeared in interviews and features for Snoovies, Indie Artist Magazine, BFA, and in regional press articles.

His work has screened at festivals internationally, picking up several award nominations and honourable mentions.