Darren Emerson

Director Common Ground

Darren Emerson is a director, producer and co-founder of London production company East City Films, and its subsidiary VR City.

He has directed VR documentaries “Witness 360:7/7” and “Indefinite”, which have been selected to play in many high-profile festivals including IDFA Doc Lab, Cannes, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Melbourne International Film Festival, Nouveau Cinema Montreal.

In 2016 he won the first ever VR commission at Sheffield DocFest, and in 2018 Darren was selected by Creative XR (Digital Catapult and Arts Council England) to produce and direct the room scale documentary “Common Ground”, which had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2019.

Darren also directs live action VR for commercial and broadcast clients such as BBC, ITV, MTV, Lexus, Laphroaig Whiskey, and The National Theatre.

Darren is a passionate advocate of VR story-telling, a regular contributor to think tanks and workshops and has been invited to speak at VR Labs and conferences around the world.