As the driving force behind Post Lab IO, Darius is not just a post-producer but a collaborative partner on every project. His focus is on blending technical mastery with creative collaboration to elevate the story at hand. A notable example is his work on 'Late Night With The Devil,' where tight budgets and timelines were skillfully navigated to resonate with both audiences and critics. Darius brings a solutions-oriented mindset to each project, ensuring that all aspects of post-production serve the filmmakers' vision.
Darius has over 15 years of experience in post-production across both Film and Advertising. He has collaborated with clients such as Clemenger, TBWA, Arena Media, Goodthing Productions, and emerging companies like Exile Entertainment, Future Pictures, Pancake Originals, and Sweetshop & Green. His unique blend of fast, strategic thinking and deep, considered needs of long-form production has enabled him to deliver over 30 feature films since 2016, many of which have screened at the world's top film festivals.
Darius began his career at 16 with community broadcasting through the Student Youth Network. Despite the tension it caused with his high school teachers due to truancy, the experience was invaluable and led to a full-time job as a Motion Graphics Designer. Fueled by a desire to tell stories, he refined his skills at VCA Foundations night school. In 2015, he transitioned to freelancing, quickly gaining a reputation as a go-to editor in Melbourne's advertising scene. This multifaceted experience laid the foundation for Post Lab IO.
Eyesight and Extra Curricular Activities
In 2019, Darius was diagnosed with Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a genetic disease that is gradually dimming his sight. This led him to transition from hands-on roles to steering the ship at Post Lab IO. He still has some daytime vision, so if he doesn't recognize you, it's not personal! 😎 (He finds it helpful if you say your name upon meeting him.)
Beyond work, Darius is committed to giving back. He volunteers his time to shape industry strategy and policy and is the proud producer of The ReelGood Film Festival, spotlighting rising Australian talent.
You may also find him on industry event dance floors wearing tropical attire or even behind the decks spinning house disco under @hotline_dj.