Darius Family is the Managing Director and founder of Post Lab IO, a Melbourne-based post-production company established in 2016. Along with Senior Colourist Nicholas Hower, he has grown the company from a one-person operation to one of Melbourne's largest picture-finishing teams.
Darius has extensive experience in various roles, including freelance editor, motion graphics designer, visual effects artist, colourist, and online editor. He takes a uniquely holistic approach to post-production and considers it the undercurrent of production. His broad knowledge and experience contribute significantly to his approach.
Darius is passionate about the Australian screen industry's future and enjoys supporting up-and-coming producers. He has produced the Melbourne-based The ReelGood Film Festival for many years. He gives talks and provides post-production workflow musings at various film festivals and events.
In 2019, Darius became legally blind due to macular degeneration caused by Retinitis Pigmentosa. This condition affects his night vision, light sensitivity, and face recognition. If he does not recognize you, don't be offended. Instead, tap him on the shoulder, say your name, and watch the wave of recognition.
Vision loss has given Darius a good excuse to focus on business development instead of getting on the tools. However, he occasionally performs post-production wizardry when necessary. You may also find him on industry event dance floors wearing tropical attire or even behind the decks as @hotline_dj.
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