Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, D’Arcy grew up in Squamish and bought his first camcorder at the young age of 15 to shoot and edit his own snowboard videos. Today, as founder of Momentum Media Productions, D’Arcy’s reputation has evolved his passion into a full-time career and taken him all over the world.
D’Arcy’s work has been viewed by close to a million people online. He has also created segments that have been broadcasted on Shaw (Vancouver), OutTV (BC), and DAAI TV (Indonesia) and DOP’d documentaries screened at the WAM Festival and HotDocs.
While independent filmmakers are often known to wear many ‘hats,’ D’Arcy has managed to diversify and stand out in an increasingly populated industry. By producing over a hundred short films, he has had the opportunity to master an art form that requires an extreme variety of in-depth knowledge, including directing, using professional audio equipment, lighting on location, handling dozens of camera models, executing time-lapses, and editing both on the fly and in post-production using state-of-the-art software. D’Arcy is also known for his natural grasp of a wide variety of camera supports—from the all-mighty tripod to sliders, cranes and, most commonly, the Steadicam.
With a background in world-class customer service and an extremely diverse set of film skills, D’Arcy has become a huge asset to small businesses who seek full film crew quality and results at a fraction of the price.
Through his company Momentum Media Productions, D’Arcy’s varied skill set has resulted in an incredible portfolio comprising wedding videos, corporate documentaries, festival promotions, music videos, comedy sketches, charity events and eye-opening documentaries.