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Profession: Director

Years Experience: 10

Biography: D'Arcy Foley-Dawson is one of those filmmakers with three names.

He struggles to come to terms with this fact, painfully aware that many other filmmakers adopt three names – and sometimes a scarf – to create an air of self-importance. Unlike most of these wannabes, D'Arcy Foley-Dawson was actually called D'Arcy Foley-Dawson long before his name ever appeared on screen credits.

His mother, being either a card-carrying feminist or British nobility marrying down, decided her surname deserved equal billing. She also insisted upon the traditional Irish spelling of his given name, which requires both an apostrophe and a capital 'A'.
His father acquiesced, and busied himself compiling a comprehensive library of VHS tape recordings of almost every single film shown on Australian television during the 1980s. D'Arcy still remembers being introduced to 'Back to the Future' by his old man, who concurred with his son's inference that the time-travelling title suggested the possibility of dinosaurs.

Nowadays D'Arcy appreciates 'Back to the Future's' underlying themes of incest, shame and the American Dream. He also likes getting a haircut before a shoot.

Spoken Languages: English

Darcy Foley-Dawson

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