Daryl grew up in Pontypridd (a mining village in South Wales) in the seventies and eighties. He spent his formative years immersed in the popcorn culture of that time. It was during these Gothic days of hairspray and graveyards that Daryl fell ‘head over heels’ in love with cinema. The big films of the day were watched on repeat while he also hunted out more obscure world cinema.

When not watching films or writing, Daryl is often to be found lost in the narratives and tonal landscapes of a world found between the pages.

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The Big Move

It was once Daryl had moved to New Zealand that he became serious about writing books/screenplays and the art of film making. With the technology now available for anyone with a DSLR and a computer to be a film-maker, Daryl jumped in to this new adventure with his usual ‘no holds barred’ attitude.

Daryl now has four finished scripts, three short films, one novel and four children’s picture books.

At the end of March 2015 Daryl was one of the fortunate writers to be awarded the ‘NZWG Seed grant’ for his feature film screenplay – ‘The Watchmaker. Due to this, Daryl is one of the featured writers at this year’s Writers Showcase event.