About me

An Award-Winning Creative with 19 years of experience in video production and project management.

I started in TV Promotions, where I worked on Bravo, Living TV, Challenge and Trouble. A few years at Teletext Holidays and then 11 years and a plethora of International Sony channels. Here I achieved 15+ Promax awards for editing, creative direction, and directing.

In 2017 I went freelance, seeking out a wider variety of interesting, challenging, and rewarding projects, and I haven't looked back... Check out more of my work at my S8 Creative website, Vimeo, or on YT...


After Effects, Brain storming, Brand / Logo Design, Branding, Camera Operator, Creative Direction, Directing, Editing, Filming, Grading, Motion Graphics, Photo Editing, Photoshop, Post-production, Script Writing, Storyboarding, Strategy Planning, Team Management

Sector Experience

Audio / Visual, Branding, Broadcasting, Creative Services, New Media, Production, Television


Promax Award


Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies

#1 Ranked Video Editor
From 1 Recommendation
Top 25 Video Editor Project featured:Sony Max - MAX CHICKEN IDENT CAMPAIGN
on 24th October 2019
Project featured:Sony Playstation Plus - Playstation Poland
on 6th May 2021
Project featured:Dreamworks Dream Heroes
on 5th August 2021
Project featured:Sony Playstation Plus Poland - 2nd Quarter Sizzle Reel
on 4th October 2021
Project featured:The Shop Window - Lay Of The Land - Official Music Video
on 18th November 2021
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Darren Stokes has been a Contributor since 14th October 2021.

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Freelance, Remote
Milton Keynes
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 16 October 2019