Darren Rapier

Darren Rapier

Tualen Pictures
Director, Playwright, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

London, England

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November 2011
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About Darren

Darren trained at Rose Bruford College, graduating in 1995 with a degree in writing. He has written for film, television, radio and theatre; has worked as a writer, director and co-director/devisor for companies such as the National Youth Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre, The London Bubble and the Half Moon. He has written and directed four short films, is a current writer on Doctors and EastEnders for the BBC and has two feature films in development. Darren has been short listed for the Carl Forman Award at BAFTA, is a selected short film writer for TAPS (Television Arts Performance Showcase) and was a finalists in the BBC Talent Television Drama initiative in 2002. His Radio play Vital Statistics was part of BBC Radio Drama/Hampstead Theatre’s ‘Stages of Sound’ 2006 and he was a writer on the radio soap Silver Street. As an actor has worked on films, including When Did You Last See You Father (2008) and The Be All and End All (2010) and has also worked in television (including Little Howard’s Big Idea currently being shown). He is the Artistic Director of Spanner in the Works, who run drama and media based workshops in schools, hospitals and museums. Currently they are running a ‘Continuing TV Drama Series project’ at The Maudsley Hospital. He is also Company Director of Tualen Pictures. As a freelance drama trainer and facilitator Darren has worked with various companies and councils. He has devised projects with Young People for the Millennium Dome and Her Majesty the Queen and run two opera projects with the Royal Albert Hall. In 2010 he visited India, funded by the British Council, to run writing workshops in colleges in Mumbai and Ahmadabad on writing Science-Fiction films. He currently runs a film production project for young people in Bexley called Pointless Taxi and is a visiting lecturer at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

His website is .uk or www.spannerintheworks.org.uk or


  • The Road to Weobley

    The Road to Weobley Comedy Drama Mike decides to take a group of inner-city teenagers to a country village to play football, but soon discovers he has made a big mistake.

  • High Seas and Little Bs

    High Seas and Little Bs Comedy Drama ‘East End’ and ‘Eastern European’ boys clash on the canals, but to escape local gangsters and police they must join forces, commandeer a boat and make their getaway.

  • The Thieftaker General

    The Thieftaker General Action Historical The rise and fall of the first Gangster in London and his hold over the City during the emerging dominence of money - 1721


  • How to Be Human

    How to Be Human (2017)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Habit of Beauty

    The Habit of Beauty (2016)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Elena and Ernesto are a couple who are bitterly torn apart by the death of their only child. Three years later they have both somehow managed to start a new life. Until destiny forces them to reconnect and understand, they never really stopped loving one another other.

  • Sealed with a Kiss

    Sealed with a Kiss (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and History) Writer Cheating Edwardian escape artist Max can escape anything, except his wife's revenge.

  • Riverscross VI

    Riverscross VI (2015)
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  • Deep Breaths

    Deep Breaths (2015)
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  • 9 Months

    9 Months (2014)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer The effects of unplanned pregnancy and the strain it can have on a low-income couple, in a fragile relationship.

  • Fairy on the Run

    Fairy on the Run (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Dressing as a Fairy at Christmas can have some unexpected consequences

  • Riverscross V

    Riverscross V (2013)
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  • Beat Girl

    Beat Girl (2013)
    Film (Drama, Music and Romance) Actor For Heather music is everything. Following in her mother's footsteps, Heather has always dreamed about getting into Juilliard and becoming a classical pianist. But all her dreams get shattered the day her mum dies, and her life suddenly falls into silence. Left with nothing but a piano and debts, Heather's only option is to move in with her estranged father and half-brother. When her application for a scholarship is rejected, Heather's last hope to see her Big Dream come true is swept away. Until one day she meets Toby, a hip and handsome music store owner who opens up a whole new world to her - the world of DJ-ing and dance music. Heather, who initially turns to DJing to raise some funds, is carried away by this enticing underground world, and her heart starts to beat again to the rhythm of a new life - and a new love. Heather eventually finds herself torn between two worlds of music and as her Juilliard audition approaches, time comes for her to choose. And for the first time in her... Written by beActive Int all rights reserved

  • Ellipse

    Ellipse (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Actor Ellipse is about a cosmic game that spans centuries and galaxies. It is a game of influence played by immortal beings who come to Earth and choose extraordinary people to help them win. *The Game is to seed the universe with organic material and where it starts life, we monitor and protect it from the opponent. Players and opponents are sent to random worlds to 'plant clues' to our existence, or to stop those clues from being found. It is a game of influence. The greatest player we have known is Leo. He plays on Earth.* Written by I.R.

  • Timmy's Wish

    Timmy's Wish (2013)
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  • Riverscross III

    Riverscross III (2012)
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  • Riverscross IV

    Riverscross IV (2012)
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  • Doctors

    Doctors (2004 - 2012)
    Television (Drama) Writer The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

  • Shanked

    Shanked (2012)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor Follows the life of Harry, a teenage boy from London who gets caught up in the murder of his girlfriends brother. All he can do, is bring the people to justice as his life spirals out of control.

  • Blind Man's Bluff

    Blind Man's Bluff (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer When dustman Connor decides to pretend to be a blind man's dog he realizes he has bitten off more than he can chew.

  • Riverscross II

    Riverscross II (2010)
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  • Riverscross I

    Riverscross I (2009)
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  • The Be All and End All

    The Be All and End All (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor At fifteen, Robbie has only one thing on his mind - losing his virginity. The problem is that he's in hospital with a fatal heart condition. And who has to overcome the odds and help him fulfill his final wish? His best friend Ziggy.

  • Little Howard's Big Question

    Little Howard's Big Question (2009)
    Television (Animation and Family) Actor Human Big Howard helps his animated friend Little Howard answer some of life's big questions.

  • When Did You Last See Your Father?

    When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Actor The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when Arthur is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • My Imprisoned Heart

    My Imprisoned Heart (2007)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Emma, a self deprecating artist who is having a tough time dealing with her cheating ex boyfriend, Jamie. When Jamie gets a new girlfriend, Emma comes up with an extreme way to cope with the hurt.

  • Casualty

    Casualty (2002)
    Television (Drama) Actor Drama depicting the private and working lives of the patients, doctors, nurses and others attending a small but frantically busy accident and emergency department of the large Holby General hospital. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

  • EastEnders

    Television (Crime, Drama and Romance) Writer A British soap that has been running since 1985, about the lives of people living on Albert Square in the fictitious Walford borough of East London. Written by James2001


  • Best Director Rob Knox Film Festival

  • Best Short Film (writer) Miami Short Film Festival 2018

  • Best Narrative Film (writer) Mexico International Film Festival 2018

  • Best Film Sao Paulo Film Festival


  • Rose Bruford College

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