Darwin Franks was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been resident of Oxford since April 2007. A politically and socially conscious law graduate, husband, father, occasional poet and civil servant, Darwin is committed to developing his voice as an independent filmmaker, making films that give insight, inspire and entertain. Darwin is co-founder with his creative partner Ben Nicholson of High Five Films, a Oxford based film collective that writes, produces, directs and edits its own original films. They are currently submitting their first short film, Insha’Allah, to UK and international film festivals, with production of their second short (Family Portrait) currently in progress. For more information on these project, news and blog updates on Darwin and Ben’s film work, you can follow them on Twitter @highfivefilm; you can visit their website at www.highfivefilms.co.uk, or go to his IMDb page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4711363/. Darwin also tweets regularly on a wide range of subjects @darwinfranks.