Darrell C. Hazelrig is a writer, director and film producer based in Atlanta, GA. He began writing and directing films at the age of twelve. After graduating in 1999 from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Video, he made his film festival debut with the 2003 film, The Business. In 2005, his autobiographical short film, Airband was an Official Selection of several festivals, including the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, and went on to win the ACE award at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. He followed this success with 2008’s experimental short film Therapy which played the festival circuit across North America from 2008 – 2010. Darrell then began an ongoing relationship with the Atlanta puppet community, becoming a founding member of the New Puppet Order, and contributing to the puppet oriented films Shadow Puppets (2010, as Director of Photography) and The Wind Up Boy (2011, as co-director) as well as creating his own puppet film, The Dark Companion which made its film festival debut at the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival. Hazelrig is currently in development of several upcoming feature films.