Different Drummer Films

Daryl & Tyler have been best friends since they were kids and used to work at a video store together where they dreamed of moving to the big city and tackling the film industry. Now as adults, these heterosexual life-mates are known as the “bad boys of documentary” and have gone on to win many awards. They specialize in funny, cultural and human-interest documentaries for both the big screen and television. Their goal is a simple goal: to have a midget, a monkey and a robot appear in their films. One down.

Daryl Stoneage

Daryl Stoneage

Director

Daryl Stoneage is an award-winning Canadian film director that lives in Vancouver, BC. He studied at the Vancouver Film School and works mainly in documentaries and documentary-style television. He often hosts in his documentaries, which tend to be either funny, cultural or human interest stories. Aside from directing, he’s also an editor and teaches Final Cut Pro. He has a production company with his best friend and producer, Tyler Chandler, called Different Drummer Films.

Daryl‘s feature-length film Donkey Love won a Best Documentary Award, a Director’s Choice Award, an Indie Award, and 10 Official Selections at film festivals in 4 countries and 3 continents around the world. The film is known as: "The most shocking documentary ever made," and hit world-wide headlines when it was almost banned in Australia, and is the first film in history to shut down an entire film festival.

Tyler Chandler

Tyler Chandler

Producer

Tyler Chandler is a 3 time award-winning Canadian producer and cinematographer working in documentary film and television. Having graduated with honors from UBC‘s School of Business, he then chose to pursue a career in film. Passionate about filmmaking from a very early age, Tyler met his best friend Daryl Stoneage, at his very first job in a video store, and years later they went on to co-found the production company, Different Drummer Films.

Tyler’s hands on producing approach had him oversee all aspects of the company’s controversial first feature-length documentary from preproduction, to production, as cinematographer overseas, to a global festival circuit and sales.