He is an executive for a leading postproduction company in Los Angeles, offering post services to feature and television productions. Previously, he has produced and co-directed, Martha, Meat and Potatoes, a short documentary that tells the story of German POWs held captive in a small Iowa town during World War II.
Raised on a family farm in Iowa, he is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s school of Cinema.
His past projects include writing and directing Party Like the Queen of France for National Geographic Channel, working as lead editor on Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated Alaska: The Last Frontier, and editing the short documentary Woman Rebel, which was shortlisted for the 2010 Academy Awards. Currently, he’s producing and editing the forthcoming documentary series The Selection for Film45 and History Channel.
Originally from Iowa, Aaron now lives and works in Santa Monica, CA.
A Grammy Award-winning musician and film composer based in Los Angeles, his music has been described as having “melody lines that can circle through one’s head for days after listening, begging to be rewound and re-listened and timbres and layers that are supremely joyful and poignant and at times absolutely laid bare in their sincerity” (New Classic LA). In addition to film scoring, he is a guitarist and singer who performs as a solo artist and in Three Thirds, Desert Magic, and Partch.
Originally from Detroit, he studied music composition at the University of Michigan and at CalArts with composers Bright Sheng, Michael Fink, Ulrich Krieger, and Wolfgang von Schweinitz.
Currently, Co-Executive Producer for Emmy Award winning Undercover Boss, he previously produced Emmy Award winning Survivor.
He also served as Executive Producer and Co-Director on We Will Be Brothers, a feature-length documentary following the United States Australian Rules Football team as they competed in the 2008 International Cup.
Born and raised in Northern California, Daren is now based Los Angeles.