A San Francisco area native, Darren’s Emmy award winning cinematography work is informed from his background as a trained classical dancer, degree in video art and photography, and prior career as a Information Technology manager.
Concentrating in narrative and documentary, but also working in the television and commercial space, Darren has lensed films across the world; including the UK, France, and India. Films that he’s shot have been shown in festivals around the globe; including Sundance and Cannes Film Festival.
His most recent film, THE SUBJECT, was directed by Lanie Ziploy and stars Jason Biggs, Aunjanue Ellis, Anabelle Acosta and Carra Patterson
Whether it be narrative, documentary, music video, or commercial; Darren looks forward to collaborating with creative individuals to bring fresh and exciting experiences to the screen.
Darren currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
“Zipoy’s directing and Joe’s cinematography is unquestionably wonderful in The Subject. ”
“The cinematography (Darren Joe) feels fresh and alive.”
“Darren Joe’s widescreen cinematography does more than just flatter the actors, finding dynamic ways to shoot in tough New York locations, including Times Square and the interior of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the Upper West Side.”