Darryl Anka (born on October 12, 1951) started his Hollywood career as a special effects designer working on such films as Star Trek: The Motion Picture, I Robot, Pirates of the Caribbean, Live Free or Die Hard and Iron Man. More recently, Anka wrote and directed a fictional documentary about the afterlife called Dearly Departed through his production company, Zia Films, and is currently (2013) in production on a documentary about channeling and extraterrestrial contact, based on two UFO sightings within one week of each other and subsequent experiences. He is an internationally known channeller having conducted seminars around the world for the past 30 years.
Anka claims that he began to communicate, through trance-channeling, with an extra-terrestrial entity called Bashar in 1983.  He describes Bashar as existing in a parallel reality, in a time frame that we perceive as the future. The monologues and dialogues with Bashar cover a wide range of topics including human psychology, planetary evolution, metaphysics, and extra-terrestrials. Occasionally, Anka will act as a guest speaker in conferences related to issues such as ET contact. Anka also claims to have channeled other entities, and the entity Bashar has also been channeled by other mediums.
Anka appeared in the 2008 documentary Tuning In alongside other notable channels such as Lee Carroll.
Anka's channeling sessions, private and public, are usually recorded and many have been compiled into various books and audio-visual material. His first book is The New Metaphysics.