Darren Mann is an award-winning film Director/Editor/Producer and founder of Mann-made Pictures. Some of his films include: THIS COLD LIFE for TIME, Inc. (2017), which world premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. Filmed entirely on the arctic archipelago of Svalbard, this film takes an intimate look at the lives of the colorful and quirky characters that choose to live in the northernmost town in the world; AMERICAN DREAM: DETROIT (2018) Singer Michael Bolton takes a look at the remarkable economic comeback taking place in downtown Detroit, along with friends Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin and Francis Ford Coppola; BUSH - SOUNDS FROM THE VAULT (in-production), focusing on the 20-year retrospective of Gavin Rossdale's meteoric rock band; STATE OF CONTROL (Filmbuff, 2016), taking a first-hand look at the China/Tibet crisis in the hi-tech age. Their undercover cameras were some of the only ones to film inside Tibet since the state-mandated media blackout in the region.
In addition to films, Darren has directed/produced hundreds of hours of broadcast television for such networks as Nat Geo, Discovery, FOX, VH-1, and ESPN, including a 20-episode animal conservation series, UNCAGED, currently airing on Discovery Int'l. His work has led him to such areas as Antarctica, Nepal, Europe, China, India, Africa, Tibet, The Arctic Circle and the jungles of Borneo, Panama and South America. Darren holds a degree in Film/Television from Boston’s Emerson College.