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We’re excited to welcome Daryl to our Port Moresby office. He’ll be working across all Colony Group clients and offices as production manager. In this instalment of The Colony Blog, we get to know a little bit about Daryl and what drives him.

1. How did you choose this career path?

I’ve always been drawn toward the arts growing up. So, it was a no brainer what I wanted to do in life. I obviously couldn’t sing like Boyz II Men, so I picked up a camera and a MacBook instead. LOL!

2. What was attractive to you about joining the Colony Group team?

The idea of building a team of like-minded Papua New Guineans within PNG’s creative circles and giving them the freedom to express themselves creatively. Though still a small industry, I’ve seen PNG’s creative minds grow with the ever-changing trends. Colony has given me a great opportunity to bring out some of these talents to the forefront and working with a great team at Colony will only enhance their gifts.

3. What do you do in the PM office?

I will be heading a new division in Colony as Production Manager.

4. What’s your favourite part of your job and career?

Seeing the result. That feeling of accomplishment is something else. Being able to share that feeling with your team is extra special.

5. What are you passionate about outside of work?

Making memories with my 4-year-old daughter is always high on my priority list. I’m a tragic Brisbane Broncos guy so rugby league is quite up there as well. And of course, whenever I get a chance to, my Canon 6D Mk ii is always ready to shoot whatever it is I’m vibing on the day.

6. Favourite music/band?

I’m an 80’s/90’s kid through and through, anything around that era and I’m sure we can be best mates.

7. Favourite part about living in Port Moresby?

Bit of a cliche but I reckon it’s the people. The different people you surround yourself with that make living wherever you are in the world fun. The more positive your circle is, the more it affects your perspective of a particular place. Moresby’s been home forever, and the people in my life have made it a wonderful place to live in.

8. What part of your job gets you the most excited?

We have a variety of clients here at Colony which makes every production engagement interesting. One day I’m in the studio doing a photo shoot, the next I’m in shorts to combat Port Moresby’s ever present scorching heat piloting a drone in the city’s CBD. That’s the awesome bit. The challenge of planning and executing different client requirements.

9. What’s your dream job?

I guess for now, this would have to be it. Leading a small production unit to many more epic creative adventures. LOL! I am very grateful and humbled though by the trust and faith Colony has given me. It only motivates you to be better than yesterday every time I open the studio doors.

10. What would be your nightmare job?

Working at a serpentarium. I did a TV interview once in a snake house and vowed NEVER EVER to go back. Give me a million dollars, I’ll give it right back to you in a heartbeat. I’m not built for snakes.

11. Tell us something about you that no one would ever guess just by looking at you.

I used to work in radio. I was host of Nau FM’s breakfast show “Mad Mornings” once upon a time before I moved to television. LOL! I went by the name RADMAN *cringe* LOL! My mates still call me Rad. Some people can’t remember my government name. LOL!