Hey, I'm Darren!

Los Angeles, California

I am an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles, CA.  I have made a number of short films that you can see on my site (www.darrencoyle.com).  When not making films, I work as a producer and director of unscripted television.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

DOT- A Short Film

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A dark relapse occurs on the day of her daughter's 7th birthday party, in this three-generational story of women being caretakers.

80%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

When a high-risk cancer patient chooses preventative surgery, her removed organs move into her house and start talking to her.

107%

This project got the green light!

Black Lady Goddess

Newark, New Jersey Series
Drama, Fantasy

Set 50 years in the future where the world has found out that God is a black woman and reparations have been given to all aborginators...

125%

This project got the green light!

Oniphron

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Drama, Fantasy

A tale about a homeless immortal woman taken in by a Portlander.

85%

This project got the green light!

The Bachelorette Party

Orcas, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Horror

Six girlfriends go to a remote island for a bachelorette party, where they go from fighting off bad hangovers to fighting for their lives.

127%

This project got the green light!

Passion & Progress

Lakeland, Florida Series
Documentary

When people of color set out an ambitious goal to reach their highest potential, only to be faced with societal barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

STiGMA

Atlanta, Georgia Series
Drama

As Senator Ingram stares down an easy reelection, things become unstable when he is diagnosed with a mental illness.

113%

This project got the green light!

Someone Will Assist You Shortly

Hampton Bays, New York Film Feature
Drama, LGBTQ

A gay hospice nurse climbs back into the closet to care for his abusive dad and the behaviorally challenging nephew he never knew he had.

81%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Pozole

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

A Room Full of Nothing

Austin, Texas Film Feature
Adventure, Romance

In this Swiss Army Man meets Eternal Sunshine adventure an artistic couple's life takes a bizarre turn when they wake up alone in the world.

105%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

101%

This project got the green light!

Interference

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.

85%

This project got the green light!

Wed-Locked

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Robert and Denise, a recently married couple, do their best to put differences aside and navigate the beautiful minefield called marriage.

103%

This project got the green light!

Self Portrait

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.

112%

This project got the green light!

An Act of Terror

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Short
Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

150%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Quality Problems

Burbank, California Film Feature
Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.

102%

This project got the green light!

The Hunt

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

In this odd couple, road movie, Darcy and Jack discover that you can lose and find yourself, all without leaving the valley.

84%

This project got the green light!

Futureboy

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Sci-Fi

Billy comes from the future to stop himself from inventing time travel. Nope. Now to convince a judge, his wife, and himself he's not crazy.

94%

This project got the green light!

Girl Code

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

When girls talk, there's what they say, and what they're REALLY saying.

101%

This project got the green light!

Soulmates

Burlington, Vermont Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

Samantha and Jessamine's small-town "married" way of life is suddenly jeopordized by two out-of-staters: Jess's new fiancé and a corporation

83%

This project got the green light!

Rich Kids

Houston, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.

105%

This project got the green light!

Girl Clown the Feature Film

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A quirky romantic comedy about a mousy woman who attempts to overcome her shyness by becoming a clown. Based on the award-winning short.

118%

This project got the green light!

Black People Are Dangerous

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Thriller

A hitchhiker wonders if she’s being prejudice, or if the black guy at the wheel is the cannibal the police are looking for.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Space Between

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

Rachel struggles with who she thinks she should be as a married woman, while trying to reconcile with having lost her mother at a young age.

100%

This project got the green light!

Garbage

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

Jean and Jacob want to get their shit together, but Jean and Jacob need to get drunk first.

94%

This project got the green light!

The Hard Way

Missoula, Montana Film Short
Documentary

An inspiring story about an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.

103%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (short film)

Houston, Texas Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.

89%

This project got the green light!

10 Days (for now)

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

Over the holidays, estranged couple Ellie and Estlin give their relationship one last chance: 10 days to make it work, or part ways forever.

103%

This project got the green light!

Halftime

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, Sport

A comedy following the highs & lows of professional football's newest team. Each ep takes place during the league mandated 12-min halftime.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sure-Fire

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy, Crime

A NYC con man having a mid-life crisis stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters trying to kill him.

220%

This project got the green light!

Ringfinger

Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Film Feature
Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

A disenchanted bride throws a going away party for her gay country singer brother on the night before her wedding.

243%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary Women

San Francisco, California Series
Animation, History

Feminist Frequency's new video series about defying stereotypes, challenging the status quo, and being extraordinary.

103%

This project got the green light!

Ordinary

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.

83%

This project got the green light!

Break

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes a door opens where you least expect it…

102%

This project got the green light!

The Long Haul

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Magic Mike meets The Full Monty in a documentary featuring six "Average Joes"

113%

This project got the green light!

Things I Hate

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

A nice gal endures the indignities and humiliations of life in the big city, one episode at a time.

83%

This project got the green light!

Must Fool Everyone

Saint Louis, Missouri Film Short
Comedy

Must Fool Everyone is a comedic short about a quirky guy mistaking an offer from his dream girl for playing the role of a lifetime.

101%

This project got the green light!

About Strangers

Los Angeles, California Series
Experimental, Drama

An ethereal and meditative journey that follows three drifters seeking an escape from their cycles of dissatisfaction and apathy.

106%

This project got the green light!

Over Dinner

New Haven, Connecticut Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Frustrated by her eccentric mother's care-free role as grandmother, her adult daughter unravels their complicated past over dinner.

87%

This project got the green light!

The Psychiatrist

Burbank, California Film Short
Drama, Mystery

A psychiatrist & her troubled patient uncontrollably connect through Fear, obsession & infidelity. There’s been a murder. Who? How? & Why?

95%

This project got the green light!

Electric Bleau

Atlanta, Georgia Film Feature
Thriller

In 1980’s New Orleans, a biracial punk rocker must destroy a cursed heirloom before she repeats the same deadly cycle as her ancestors.

101%

This project got the green light!

Dime Short (formerly Spare Change)

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Comedy, Drama

Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper...

83%

This project got the green light!

Kinesthesia

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.

141%

This project got the green light!

Funeral Day

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

A man skips his friend’s funeral in an attempt to start living his own life to the fullest.

81%

This project got the green light!

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