Darius Shu is a cinematographer and photographer based in London, United Kingdom.
Darius specialises in film, commercials and music videos. Darius has shot over 7 short films and has shot commercials for renowned magazines, brands and clients in the UK and South East Asia alongside international celebrities and artists. He works very versatile and adapts to the director’s vision, and is very story-driven as he always thrives to bring out the art within the story. Having a strong passion and vision to shoot beautiful visuals with his seamless integration with direction, Darius is able to tell a story through visual poetry and photography with his uncompromising use of composition, lighting and attention to the finest detail. Notable brands and clients include Chanel, Coach, Adexe London, The Macallan
and The Old Vic Theatre.
One of his films that he shot, Pardaa (2017) reached the Semi-Finalist of the 44th Student Academy Awards with multiple selections of festivals over in the USA, UK and India, including the BAFTA Affiliated Aesthetica Film Festival. His second British-Indian film, a co-production with ZEE5 Original, Khoj (2019) is now streaming on the largest TV streaming platform in India, ZEE5.
Darius was also appointed to shoot the film Secret Child (2018) in late 2017 which is based on the true story from the bestselling book by Gordon Lewis published by Harper Collins, working alongside Fiona Glascott (Brooklyn and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Austin Taylor and Aaron McCusker (Bohemian Rhapsody). The film has won over 20 awards with 18 nominations across the world in Los Angeles, Canada, UK and Europe including 5 Best Cinematography awards and was screened at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the Oscar Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival 2018.
In April 2018, Darius co-directed, wrote, shot and produced with Arron Blake for their directorial debut short film His Hands (2019). The film won multiple awards with extensive reviews by renowned film websites and magazines including the bestselling Attitude magazine. His Hands had its North American premiere at one of the biggest film festivals in the world, Tribeca Film Festival 2019, New York and was nominated for Best Narrative Short. His Hands is now streaming on
Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Darius is currently working on more film, commercials and TV projects.
Experienced in Arri Alexa Mini, Arri Alexa Classic,
Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Sony A7 series.
THE OLD VIC THEATRE