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about the jury

Darren Foldes is Managing Director and Partner of Sibling Rivalry, with offices in NYC and LA, which was founded in 2011 by Mikon van Gastel and Joe Wright.

Leaning into the company’s “craft first” mantra, Darren has reshaped the roster of talent to be grounded in the present, while at the same time distinctly leaning towards the future. At the heart is a talented group of accomplished filmmakers, diverse artists, and above all, kind people.

Before joining Sibling, Darren was at Pulse Films where he Executive Produced the Emmy winning Nike spot, You Can’t Stop Us, and Emmy nominated Apple Bounce film. His work as Executive Producer has won the Grand Prix at Cannes, the Black Cube at the Art Directors ClubCommercial of the Year at The British ArrowsOne Show Gold PencilsCliosWebby’s, D&AD, and AICP awards.

Before joining Pulse, Darren was Executive Producer at Caviar, and before that, Executive Producer at Green Dot Films.

Darren got his start working for Academy Award-winning producer Arnold Kopelson (PlatoonSevenThe Fugitive) and went on to produce two films for MGM.

On very special occasions, Darren will come out of DJ retirement. His clients have included Prince and a bunch of other very cool people, but none even remotely as cool as that.