Qualified UAV Pilot, Photographer, Camera Operator and Editor.
As an Ex-Royal Navy Mine Clearance Diver, Darryl has proven experience working in hostile environments. Serving two overseas deployments; The first in the Baltic Sea and the second in the Middle East, undertaking force protection and un-exploded ordnance searches, Darryl eventually returned to Scotland to complete his service in Faslane.
Shortly after leaving the Navy Darryl moved to Australia to work as a commercial diver. There he gained valuable experience outside of military life, returning to the UK with an even bigger passion for exploring and adventure.
It was shortly after that the Pace Productions journey began and he hasn't looked back since!
Darryl is a Zeiss cine ambassador.
Director of Photography, Production Planning, Camera Operator and Editor.
Byron's life has included far more than just academic endeavors. His thirst for adventure saw him postpone his Honors degree in Economics temporarily to work with EcoDart Ltd. Designing big game immobilization equipment, which lead to trials and conservation projects across Africa. This included re-collaring of elephants in Kruger National Park, as well as rhino de-horning for anti-poaching measures.
After completing his degree, Byron went on to work for the world’s largest investment company, working between London, Edinburgh and New Delhi. Not able to restrain his desire to get back to the countryside and adventure, after two years he left and began working as a freelance film-maker for the UK's largest online fieldports channels, as well as continuing to write for a number of magazines around the world.
It was during this time he honed his filming skills and shortly after fulfilled a life-long ambition to start his own production company and create stunning adventure feature films and documentaries. Pace Productions was born.
Byron is a Zeiss cine ambassador.