Swanson, Darren

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DARREN SWANSON is an experienced screenwriter with a slate of around 20 screenplays of most genres, both shorts and features. In 2013, he directed his first production BLUE SHIRT GREEN TIE, a short comedy he wrote specifically for Raw Nerve 2013. He is experienced in screenplay development, having developed his own screenplays for Australian producers and funding organizations.
Darren started writing in 2008 and during this time, his career highlights have been-

  • 2013 Raw Nerve writer/director for BLUE SHIRT GREEN TIE.
  • 2011/12 recipient of Screen Tasmania New Writer’s Fund.
  • 2010/11 developed his feature CLOSURE with David Hannay Productions.
  • Has been read and considered by many U.S. studios and producers, including Warner Brothers Studios, MPower Productions and Fox Television for CLOSURE and WAR IN HEAVEN.
  • Won or placed in the finals of many screenplay competitions.

Darren is available as a writer or as a director, and would be just as passionate about collaborating on your project as he is on his own material. He is fast, efficient and has a thorough knowledge of story structure and character development, and will put forth the same effort and expertise on your short-form Raw Nerve idea as he would on a major, big-budget feature production. 


BLUE SHIRT GREEN TIE, writer/director
BREEDING IN CAPTIVITY, script consultant, runner, camera operator (behind the scenes)
THE HENDERSON KIDS (TV mini series), extra