Denis Darroy wa born on 3 October 1960 in Metz (Moselle). A school teacher from 1981-88, his vivid interest in cinema, TV and other media led him to take on different jobs in these fields, where he still works today. From 1988-1990, he managed a regional office for cinema and an itinerant cinema circuit. From 1990 to 2001, he programmed for art house cinemas and festivals, and produced and directed his own animated and documentary films. He also co-ordinated programmes for audiovisual and image education. From September 2001 to July 2009, he was cinema, audiovisuel and multimedia inspector and advisor for the French Regional Office of Culture for Alsace and Lorraine. Since 2009, he has been the head of an image pole in the Upper Normandy region of France.