Darren Ladbury



I work as a cinematographer across narrative fiction, documentary, commercial, and music video projects with each job taking on its own creative approach.

My career started in London and has taken me around the world and to places I’d never considered going to. I studied filmmaking at an American University in Fargo, Minnesota before working as a camera assistant on shoots big and small.

For every project, I try to take on the initial idea of the director and develop the cinematography to enhance the visual language behind the idea. I like to prepare loads for every project so that a strong approach can be delivered on the day of shooting but I also try to embrace the instinctual nature of filmmaking and the spontaneous moments that come when you least expect it. In summary, have a strong plan and be ready to throw it out if something better comes along.

Email: hello@darrenladbury.com

Or call: +44 07952224740

Insta: @darrenladburydop

Love Your Shorts: Best Comedy Film
Earls Court: Producers Choice Award
Pupila: Best Comedy
Paradise Film Fest: Best Comedy Film
BBC Comedy Festival: Made you Laugh Award
Short Focus Festival: Audience Best Film
New York Film Fest: Best Comedy
Rhode Island International Festival: Semi Finalist