Filmmaker - Actress - Social Entrepreneur
Based in New York , USA
2014 Harlem International Film Festival
BEST SHORT SHORTS for THE WAY YOU LOVE.
2014 CinemaAvennire Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD for THE WAY YOU LOVE.
2014 Queens World Film Festival COMMUNITY AWARD.
2012 CinemAvennire Film Festival
BEST ACTRESS AWARD for SCRATCH by Riccardo Brex.
Lydia Darly, was born and raised in Paris (France), and is originally from Guadeloupe. She was first discovered as an actress at Age 17 when she was invited to audition for Mathieu kassovitz film''Cafe au Lait'' thus began her journey and passion for theater and films. She was part of several experimental and avant-garde theater companies in Paris as a teenager, before her journey as aspiring actress and model took her to Rome, where she continued her passion for acting. She was featured in ''The Exorcist the beginning'' and acted in several TV series in Rome. Lydia love of American Cinema and desire to develop and perfect her craft took her to New York City. She studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Lydia is the writer, producer and lead Actress of the short Film SCRATCH. For her performance she won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 CinemAvennire Film festival and Best Director Award for THE WAY YOU LOVE in 2014 at the CinemAvennire Film Festival in Rome Italy.
Lydia is a frequent guest speaker in support of emerging indie filmmakers and women in film. She received the 2014 Queens World Film Festival Community Award.
Lydia is also a French and Acting Coach.