Kieran has been active both in front of and behind the camera since graduating from drama school in Sydney in 1995. The same year he was awarded the inaugural Australian Writers Guild and NSW Film And Television Office Mentorship Scheme Award for his first feature film screenplay Little Sky Cambodia and in 1996 he co-founded Blue-Tongue Films with partners Nash and Joel Edgerton. Under the Blue-Tongue banner Kieran has written, directed, scored and starred in a number of award-winning, internationally acclaimed short films and music videos.
Kieran continues to receive ongoing funding and support from both the NSW Film and Television Office and the Australian Film Commission for feature film projects presently in development, and his feature film which he produced and directed Wish You Were Here is receiving accolades Nationally and Internationally.
Kieran’s feature film roles include Animal Kingdom, The Square, September, The Cave and Two Hands (1999). Television roles include: Dangerous (as series regular ‘Garry’), McLeod’s Daughters, Blue Heelers, All Saints, Water Rats, Wildside, Murder Call, Always Greener, Young Lions, White Collar Blue, Going Home and Stupid, Stupid Man.
Music videos and photography by Kieran Darcy-Smith have led to collaborations with some of Australia’s top mainstream and independent artists, including: Alex Lloyd, Kasey Chambers, You Am I, Amiel, Shane Nicholson and Troy Cassar-Daley. Kieran is currently residing in LA.