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Darkness Descends Press Kit

Frank Krueger

FRANK KRUEGER was born and raised in New Jersey, the son of high school English teachers. From a young age Frank was interested in performing, appearing in numerous musical theatre performances through his school and community. Frank decided to pursue his passion for acting and soon completed the Meisner program at William Esper’s Studio in New York under Maggie Flanigan.

During the next several years, Krueger toured nationwide with several theatre productions, appeared on television series including “The Division,” “The $treet” and soap operas including “Days of Our Lives,” “Bold & the Beautiful,” “Young & the Restless” and “Passions”.

Krueger moved to Los Angeles in 2001, where he became a founding member of the Annex Film Group and worked in various aspects of production in front of and behind the camera. The group created eight short films including “Tag,” which won Best Short at the Westwood International Film Festival. From 2002 through 2010, Krueger directed, acted and produced numerous theatre productions for both “The Sanford Meisner Center” in North Hollywood and “The Hollywood Fight Club” in Los Angeles.

In 2010, he starred in Odyssey Motion Picture’s action-packed hit man feature “Break” alongside Michael Madsen, David Carradine and Charles Durning. This followed his comedic role in the feature film “The Pink Conspiracy” that screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2006 Frank began to work as a digital producer and actor, in the emerging world of Youtube, beginning as a co -producer and star of of the web series, Man Vs. (www.manvsfilms.com), earning millions of views and being selected to be part of the

first episode of Comedy Central’s ATOM TV. He also acted in the digital projects No Clean Break (www.nocleanbreak.com) and Murder Squad (http://www.murdersquad.net).

In 2010, Frank created the multi-platform project The Darkness Descending (www.thedarknessdescendingfilm.com), which evolved into the feature film Darkness Descends.

Frank has recently appeared in television series including Ghost Whisperer, Chuck and Bones.

He recently appeared as “Otto Frank” in the critically acclaimed revival of The Diary of Anne Frank and is developing several projects through his production company Blue Dragon Entertainment including a new digital adaptation of Hamlet, an original series Blue Dragon Tales, and an action comedy feature film, The Last Dance.

Darren Darnborough Producer/Actor

DARREN DARNBOROUGH was born in London, now lives in LA, and is an entrepreneur and creative professional and self-confessed Neophile who loves variety and despises routine. He has extensive experience as an actor, appearing in award- winning feature films, commercials and TV shows, including British hit EastEnders and US cult show True Blood. He is also a writer/producer and made his directorial debut in 2013 with the film Stefano Formaggio.

As an entrepreneur, Darren has founded and co-founded various businesses, including event concepts at Earls Court, Sundance, Cannes and in Hollywood; fashion label Corsellis; the expat group Brits In LA, SponsorBridge and www.StuckForStaff.com – the UK and USA’s largest promotional staff resource. He was named in the 2010 Who’s Who of Britain’s Business Elite – Young Business Leaders and regularly speaks on business and marketing panels. Darren previously served on the Advisory Board of the Bel Air Film Festival; as the US Ambassador of The Global Party and currently the Gala Committee of Sir Richard Branson’s Rock The Kasbah; the Britweek Committee and the Advisory Board of Face Forward.

Darren is also a journalist for several magazines with over 100 bylines to his name. A natural connector, he regularly assists charities including Virgin Unite, the Eve Branson Foundation, Adopt-A-Letter, Hollywood Arts, CharityLives and Face Forward amongst others.

Kinga Phillips Producer/Actor

KINGA PHILIPPS Born in Warsaw, Poland, Kinga Philipps moved to Bartleseville, Oklahoma at age five.

Kinga’s acting career has encompassed a broad range of characters and projects. From acting in stirring dramatic pieces playing a woman with schizophrenia and delusional multiple personality disorder and another character suffering from multiple sclerosis to light hearted comedies, romantic leads and tough adventurous characters all the way to sketch comedy and improv.

In her career she has guest starred on a number of popular television shows including: The West Wing, Cold Case, According to Jim, Eleventh Hour, NCIS: Los Angeles, Perception and Scandal. She has also appeared in a variety of films including, in the last 2 years alone: Hemmingway, 20 Feet Below: The Darkness Descending, The Mourning, 6 Ways to Sundown, Elysium and Born Free.

In 2013 she won the best actress award at the Action on Film International Film Festival for her role staring opposite Danny Trejo in Darkness Descends.
A bit of pop trivia…She can be seen as Austin Powers’s mother in the 2002 film Austin Powers in Goldmember where, in a flashback, she and an infant Powers are blown up by enemy agents in the family car.

From a young age, Kinga has always been interested in pushing her limits. Never one to sit still, she has tested herself for the past decade by traveling the globe, rappelling, caving, scuba diving, jumping out of airplanes and diving with sharks as a writer, producer and on camera host for networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, AMC, Travel Channel, Fox Sports, Food Network, Current TV, Syfy and National Geographic. She has traveled the world as a journalist reporting on intense subjects like police corruption in Mexico, gangs in LA, women in the sex trade, humanitarian and environmental causes and natural disasters. On the flip side she has explored the night life, festivities and red carpets of the worlds most vibrant cities.

Kinga was one of the original hosts to launch Al Gore’s Emmy Award winning Current TV, where she covered everything from travel, car culture and entertainment to current issues and hard hitting vanguard journalism.

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