Darren Swanson


Short Bios

  • Present: Catharsis, (in development) a feature screenplay based on the true story of an Australian chopper pilot who won the Silver Star during the Vietnam War while flying for the elite Experimental Military Unit, the EMUs.

  • Present: finalist for Best Short Screenplay at the 2016 New York Independent Film Festival with Funbuddy.

  • 2015: winner Best Short Screenplay at 2015 Terror Film Festival with Love in a Time of Zombies, finalist 2015 Shriekfest horror film festival, Los Angeles CA Short Screenplay Competition with 3 scripts Rat Trap, Van Demon & Love in a time of Zombies, nominated for Best Short at 2015 Terror Film Festival Philadelphia PA with Rat Trap, nominated for Best Short at 2015 Independent Horror Movie Awards Love in a time of Zombies.

  • February 2015: The Suspect, Honourable Mention for Best Short, Show the Love Film Festival.

  • June 2014: Rat Trap, Honourable Mention for Best Short, 48 Tasploitation Script Challenge, Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival.

  • June 2013: recipient of Wide Angle Tasmania's Raw Nerve initiative, in conjunction with ABC TV.

  • April 2012: October 2012: Developed Closure with Screen Tasmania.

  • March 2012: Recipient of Screen Tasmania's New Writer's Fund.

  • 06/2010- 05/2011: developed Closure with producers David Hannay & Alexia Melocchi.

my screenplays

Rat Trap
Love In a Time of Zombies
The Suspect
Van Demon

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