Darren is a Director/Writer working across Film and TV. His latest feature film, Four Mothers, co-written with his brother Colin Thornton, stars James McCardle, Fionnula Flanagan and Niamh Cusack and is due for release in 2023.
Darren made his television debut directing the IFTA award-winning Love is the Drug, a six part comedy-drama series for RTÉ.
His first feature film A Date for Mad Mary (adapted from the stage-play) was produced by Element Pictures and won Best Irish Feature Film at Galway Film Fleadh 2016. His short film Frankie won the Prix UIP award at the Berlin film festival and the European Academy Award for best short film. Two Hearts, another short, also won the Prix UIP award and was nominated for a European Academy Award.
Screenplay by Colin Thornton and Darren Thornton
Juliette Bonass, Ed Guiney
Seána Kerslake, David Thornton, Tara Lee