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S8 Creative is me, Darren Stokes. 


My 22 years of experience all began in TV Promotions.

Here I learnt the linear basics of video creativity at the channels Bravo,

Living TV, Trouble and Challenge TV.

3 years later I joined Sony, where over the next 11 years I helped launch

a plethora of International channels and was personally responsible

for two launches in South Africa as Head of Creative. 

In 2017, I ventured out into the freelance world to find a wider variety

of interesting, challenging, and rewarding projects.

Since then I have worked with some of the biggest studios in the world

to small businesses starting out. Industry-leading agencies and

friends in need of some creative help.


It's all about the creative. I love to create memorable and entertaining

video solutions from all manner of budgets and creative parameters.

I've created everything from TV promos to sizzle reels, explainer videos,

channel branding, brand overviews, interview videos, webinars and 

seminar videos, conference editing and packaging, sales videos, 

sales trailers, TV series trailer campaigns, music videos, movie trailers,

short films, pitch films and title sequences. Some even won awards.

Do you have a project and need help, please get in touch.


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