Darren Paul Fisher

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Darren Paul Fisher is a feature film screenwriter,[1] producer[2] and director.[3] Fisher is also the Head of Film, Screen and Creative Media at Bond University.[4]


Fisher's first film, Inbetweeners was released by Universal in 2001 and was the first British commercial film to be shot on Digital Video.[5] It was panned by Peter Preston of The Observer.[6] His second film, the 2007 teen-comedy Popcorn starred British soap stars Jack Ryder and Jodi Albert, was distributed by MovieHouse,[7] and was panned by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian.[8]

His third film, OXV: The Manual, a science fiction romance[9] created on a low budget[10] and later retitled Frequencies,[11] premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal[2] where it won two awards, Most Innovative Film and the Silver Award for Best International Film.[12] The US premiere was at the Austin Film Festival[10] where it won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature (Dark Matters).[13] The film was favorably reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter,[2] Ain't It Cool News,[14] and Indiewire,[15] although This is Famous criticized the storyline.[16] Unlike Fisher's first two films, Frequencies has generated praise from reviewers for the creativity of Fisher's script.[17]



  1. ^ a b "Joshua Review Darren Paul Fisher’s Frequencies [Theatrical Review]". CriterionCast, Joshua Brunsting. Film Reviews, May 23, 2014
  2. ^ a b c "OXV: The Manual: Fantasia Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ The Sound of Love: Interview with FREQUENCIES director Darren Paul Fisher — AM FM Studios Magazine
  4. ^ Slatter, Sean (2023-06-07). "Darren Paul Fisher named head of film, screen and creative media at Bond University". IF Magazine. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  5. ^ BBC – Leicester – Movies – Inbetweeners
  6. ^ "Mummy, what's Anthea doing on the floor?". Peter Preston, The Observer, as reported in The Guardian, 20 May 2001
  7. ^ "Moviehouse takes on sales for UK teen comedy Popcorn". Srceen Daily. 20 October 2005 | By Wendy Mitchell
  8. ^ "Culture Film: Popcorn". The Guardian
  9. ^ "AFF Film Review: OXV: The Manual". Cinesnob, October 25, 2013 by Kiko Martinez.
  10. ^ a b "OXV: The Manual | AFF Review AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2013". Smells Like Screen Spirit. By Don Simpson | October 27, 2013
  11. ^ " The Not So Late Show: Darren Paul Fisher". Wow! 6 by Brendan Costello
  12. ^ Fantasia win for Big Bad Wolves | News | Screen
  13. ^ Austin Film Festival Announces 2013 Winners – The Hollywood Reporter
  14. ^ FANTASIA 2013: Capone takes a look at ZERO CHARISMA and the OXV: THE MANUAL - Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news
  15. ^ Foul Sex, Civil War and More: 10 Highlights From This Year's Fantasia Film Festival | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | Indiewire
  16. ^ "FREQUENCIES Movie Review: Terrible Writing Ruins This Ambitious Sci Fi Romance, Says Ramses Flores - This Is Infamous". Archived from the original on 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
  17. ^ "DVDanger Extra: 'Frequencies'English VOD curio is the oddball that fits in". Austin Chronicle, Richard Whittaker, 24 May 2014
  18. ^ FREQUENCIES Review: A Sci-Fi Movie That Favors Ideas Over Effects | Badass Digest