Darius Devas is a self taught filmmaker who has never followed a set path, instead always creating opportunity from the world around him. He recently received Screen Australia development funding for his Multi-platform documentary The Afghan Connection. His latest short film Meeting Susan had it’s world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Film Festival. His experimental short Within (narrated by Guy Pearce) at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Melbourne Now as well as TedXSdyney 2014. In 2013 his interactive documentary series This City Speaks received development funding from Screen Australia. Darius’ interactive documentary series Goa Hippy Tribe (2011), won the 2012 SXSW Interactive award for Film & TV and was selected for IDFA 2011. In 2009, Darius directed his first feature film, Further We Search (2009). The lead actor in the film, Xavier Samuel has since gone on to receive Hollywood fame. Success with his travel film One Revolution (2006), gained him work as a content producer with Lonely Planet TV, working on their online TV channel. Darius began filmmaking straight out of school in 2003, making a series of surf films, and continues to source his inspiration from the ocean.
Won the 2012 SXSW interactive award For Film & TV for his project 'Goa Hippy Tribe'
Launched his experimental ocean film 'Within' at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Melbourne Now
2015 – Director ‘The Afghan Connection' Multi-platform Documentary (Being Films)
2014 – Writer/Director ‘Meeting Susan’ short (Being Films)
2014 – Director/DOP ‘Within’ Narrated by Guy Pearce (Being Films)
2013 – Director ‘This City Speaks’ Multi-platform Documentary
2011 – Director/DOP/Editor ‘Goa Hippy Tribe’ Multiplatform Documentary (SBS Television, Screen Australia)
2009 – Writer/Director/Producer ‘Further We Search’ Feature (Being Films)
2009 – Director ‘Tea’ 35mm Short (FTO emerging filmmaker fund)
2007 – Content Producer Lonely Planet TV Documentary shorts (Executive Producer: Laurence Billiet)
2006 – Director/ Camera /Editor ‘1 Revolution’ Documentary Travel Feature (Being Films/Lonely Planet TV)