Darcy originally comes from Calgary, Alberta, where he graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design (1995). At this point he moved to Toronto working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. From right out of art school, Darcy has also had a passion for looking through the lens of a camera.
Over the last several years, he has been focusing on a variety of different projects as a filmmaker. His current projects include two short documentaries shot in Thailand. One concerns the decline of the Sam Lor (three-wheeled taxi bicycles) and the characters that pedal these heavy, archaic bikes around Chiang Mai city. Thirty years ago they numbered in the thousands; today there are fewer than 300. The second story looks at the ubiquity of skin whitening in Asia. The whiter your skin, the higher your social status?
Darcy is driven by adventure and has a strong desire to travel and experience the world in all its possible permutations. He aims to capture the personal and cultural stories in these far off locations around the world. Currently in Vancouver, Darcy is willing and happy to travel anywhere for upcoming projects. He is also motivated to bring awareness to the many social and environmental injustices happening right here in Canada and around the world.