Darius Shu is a British cinematographer and director who loves telling poetic visual stories with striking imagery.
He is a big fan of arthouse films and is a firm believer in the concept of 'show... don't tell'.
He channels the power of visual storytelling to create positive representation in film and TV, driving societal conversations by incorporating social awareness in his films and thrives to bring out the art within the story through his cinematography to translate emotions on-screen.
His latest projects include a musical-drama film Queer Parivaar which had its World Premiere at BFI Flare Film Festival 2022 and a Netflix documentary, Peach Paradise which premiered on Tik Tok's first-ever live stream showcase for films and is now streaming on Netflix Still Watching channel.
He has shot with artists such as Léa Seydoux, Lily James, Gemma Chan, Tia Kofi, The Vivienne, Omari Douglas, Billy Cullum, Kaya Scodelario, Big Zuu, and Dominic Cooper and has produced work that was featured in Netflix, L'Officiel, Attitude, Advocate, Gay Times, Dekkoo, Amazon Prime Video and Channel 4.
Darius' directorial debut short film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019. He will be writing and directing a British East Asian queer comedy-drama film, GOLDFISH, in 2022.
notable film festival selection (Oscar & BAFTA Qualifying)
secret child (2018) - hollyshorts film festival 2018
his hands (2019) - tribeca film festival 2019
mical (2020) - la shorts international film festival 2020
i am norman (2021) - rhode island international film festival 2021
queer parivaar (2022) - BFI flare london LGBTIQ+ film festival 2022, outfest fusion film festival 2022.
stockholm (2022) - BFI flare london LGBTIQ+ film festival 2022