About Darren Lim

Darren Lim is an Australian composer for film and neo-classical music with cinematic, ambient and electronic influences. Over the years, he has had the pleasure of writing for successful Australian feature films, short films and advertisements. His career began during his studies at The Australian Institute of Music in the early 2010’s.

Darren is known to compose for diverse stories that are powerful, thought provoking and beautiful. His unique trademark writing style is minimalist, experimental, broad and elegant. He is also known to mix large orchestrations into his music creating a wide spectrum of sound mixed into his own. Darren has earned some recognition for his work such as a nomination for his ‘Little Boy Blue’ score in 2016 at the St Kilda Film Festival and a best original score win for his ‘Campesinos’ score in 2019 at the Made in the West Film Festival.

Apart from writing scores for film, he is working on his debut album of contemporary neo-classical music and offer’s his writing services for some of Australia’s and US’ prestigious scoring companies including Hans Zimmer’s & Extreme Music’s ‘Bleeding Fingers’ located in Santa Monica California.

Darren lives and writes in Sydney, Australia.

Recognitions & Awards
  • 2019 Won ‘Best Original Score’ for Camepsinos at the Made in the West Film Festival Sydney
  • 2017 Received ‘Film Score Award of Jury Special Mention’ for Little Boy Blue at the Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards Taiwan
  • 2016 Nomination ‘Best Original Score’ for Little Boy Blue at the St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne

 

Screen Credits
  • The Land (2020 Feature Film – Directed by Ingvar Keene) ~Shared credit with Lance Gurisik
  • The Pretend One (2017 Feature Film – Directed by Tony Prescott)
  • Migration (2021 Short Film – Directed by Levi Lamour) ~ Coming Soon
  • Operation Kung Flu (2021 Short Film – Directed by Maria Tran)
  • The Cooper (2020 Short Film – Directed by Stuart Miller)
  • Wanderbust (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Short Film – Directed by Claudia Pickering)
  • Billabongs (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Short Film – Directed by Harrison Carr)
  • Take a Seat (2019 Short Film – Directed by Jordan Turner)
  • Birds of a Feather (2018 Short Animation – Directed by Bianca Nall)
  • Those We Love (2017 Short Film – Directed by Jordan Turner)
  • Reunion (2017 Short Film – Directed by Courtney Brown)
  • Written in the Stars (2017 Short Film – Directed by Jacob Fitzgerald)
  • Ninety Nine (2016 Short Film – Directed by Courtney Brown)
  • Little Big Bang (2016 Short Animation – Directed by Jack Niederer)
  • Tegan the Vegan (2016 Short Film – Directed by Rowan Devereux)
  • Who’s Afraid of the Dark (2015 Short Film – Directed by Rowan Devereux)
  • Little Boy Blue (2015 Short Film – Directed by Nathan Keene)
  • Lights (2015 Short Film – Directed by Jacob Fitzgerald)
  • Zombie Manic Dream Boy (2015 Short Film – Directed by Cathy Vu)
  • The Silent Peace (2015 Short Film – Directed by Mark Child)
  • Dennis Mayhew’s Magic Mirror (2014 Short Film – Directed by Linda Curry)
  • Composure (2014 Short Film – Directed by Jonathan Creed)
  • Like Father (2014 Short Film – Directed by Matias Bolla)
  • Alfie (2014 Short Film – Directed by Matias Bolla)
  • Dreamstitching (2013 Short Film – Directed by Michael Greene)
  • Stray (2013 Short Film – Directed by Cato Klafas)
  • See You in Paradise (2013 Short Film – Directed by Yo Han Lee)
  • Google – Finding Pride in Asia Pacific (2021 Short Documentary) ~ Composed Main Theme & Score for ‘Hanel’s Story’
  • Campesinos (2019 Short Documentary – Directed by Matias Bolla)
  • The Friends of Myall Creek (with Rumble Studios – 2017 Short Documentary – Directed by Mike Daly)
  • AMP ‘Investor In All’ (with Songzu – 2021 Advertisement)
  • YOUi ‘Claims’ (with Sonar Music – 2021 Advertisement)
  • Audible ‘Books that fit with real life’ (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Advertisement)
  • Optus 5G ‘Game’ (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Advertisement)
  • IKEA ‘Make Every Second Count 2020’ (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Advertisement)
  • AGL (with Rumble Studios – 2020 Advertisement)
  • UNICEF (with Rumble Studios – 2019 Advertisement)
  • Circles Life (with Rumble Studios – 2019 Advertisement)
  • OSBC Singapore (2019 Advertisement)
  • Cyber Security Commonwealth Bank of Australia (with Rumble Studios – 2019 Advertisement)
  • Nike Lava Psychedelic (with Rumble Studios – 2019 Advertisement)
  • Specsavers ‘The Wolf’ (with Rumble Studios – 2018 Advertisement)
  • Hi-Pages (with Rumble Studios – 2018 Advertisement)
  • Society One (with Rumble Studios – 2018 Advertisement)
  • Project Re-voice Pat’s Story (with Rumble Studios – 2018 Campaign)
  • Kid’s with Cancer Foundation (2018 Campaign)
  • Youth Projects (with Rumble Studios – 2017 Advertisement)
  • Heliguy (with Rumble Studios – 2017 Advertisement)
  • Spotify Pride feat. Miley Cyrus (with Rumble Studios – 2017 Advertisement)
  • McDonald’s Meal Deal (with Rumble Studios – 2017 Advertisement)
  • The Smith Family Foundation – Sponsor a Child (2016 Advertisement)
  • Ginia Blue Valentine (2014 Advertisement)
  • The 2014 Australian Ballet Awards – Powder (with Rumble Studios – 2014 Campaign)
  • Ginia Rose Collection (2013 Advertisement)
  • The Other Guy S1 – STAN Original (with Rumble Studios – 2017 TV Series) (Credited as Additional Composer)
  • Dream Gardens S1- ABC (2017 TV Series) (Credited as Additional Composer)
  • Samurai Unicorn (2022 Video Game – Created by Jordan Turner) ~ Coming Soon
  • Samurai Unicorn (2022 Web Series – Created by Jordan Turner) ~ Coming Soon
  • FRIDGE (2021 Web Series – Created by Sam Smith)
  • Saturn’s Advocate (2020 Intro Titles – Created by Jordan Turner)