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D’Arcy is a well-rounded and highly skilled Director of Photography and passionate storyteller since 2009, with experience in directing, shooting, and editing well over 100 productions. Having worked in 30 countries, as well as many small and remote communities closer to home, D’Arcy pushes the limits of technology, to tell the fascinating, engaging and heartfelt stories of real people.



Years Experience

Making exceptional documentary accessible

Skills & Services

Experienced in stop motion time lapses, steadicam, and After Effects animation, as well as multi-camera interview set ups, in studio or on location, D’Arcy excels at working solo or as part of a small team. His ability to wear many hats at a high-level, offers a good value flexible workflow suitable for small social focused organizations. He takes on the role that is needed, while contributing to skills-building for the team, putting interviewees and clients at ease, and making exceptional documentary production much more accessible than ever before.

Stop Motion Time Lapses

Steadicam & Multi-Camera Shoots

After Effects Animation

“It is a joy to work with D’Arcy for almost ten years on many projects. He consistently captures beautiful moments of community members. His gentle nature and ease with people allows them relax and feel comfortable so that they are reflected in the most positive way back to themselves. This is paramount in working with Indigenous Peoples and I trust him implicitly to come into our communities in the most respectful ways.
– Hych’qua Siem (Thank you, Respected People).”

Jada-Gabrielle Pap

Co-Founder, Drawing Wisdom

Collaborating with Communities

D’Arcy has worked closely with Hello Cool World and many clients, such as the First Nations Technology Council, VACPC, Vancouver Coastal Health, the Crisis Centre of BC, Arts Health BC, Towards the Heart (BC Centre for Disease Control), together with Agentic on “Room in Your Heart” a Foster Care campaign. He is part of their Indigenous-led Drawing Wisdom team, (headed up by Jada-Gabrielle Pape, WuWas Ulwat, Saanich & Snuneymuxw Nations) which includes working on their collaborative projects, the Drawing Wisdom Video Podcast for Telus Storyhive, and also mentoring workshops with First Nations communities using video storytelling techniques to explore health, wellbeing, and cultural topics.

D’Arcy has also worked directly with local foundations and groups such as the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, City of Vancouver, Nanwakolas Council, Vancouver Island University, Knowledge Network, Spinal Cord Injury BC, BC Cancer Research Center, and ICORD to name a few.

At the Forefront of Social Change

Specializing in working with values-aligned organizations at the forefront of social change, D’Arcy has DOP’d several projects with Love Intersections for Telus Storyhive. He is also a co-founder of Seize the Means of Production, a unionized film coop.

D’Arcy graduated from Capilano University’s Documentary and Small Unit Production program in 2008.

Seize the Means Video Co-Op
Love Intersections

“D’Arcy is an exceptionally talented and professional videographer. As an organization made up of queer people of colour, we’ve worked with D’Arcy on numerous social justice related projects ranging from campaigns to short films since 2014. Not only does he deliver on cinematic and beautiful images to tell our important and sometimes sensitive stories, but he’s great to work with and always a pleasure to have on our team.”

David Ng

Co-Artistic Director, Love Intersections


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