Daryl Wein (2002)
Wein was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Jan (née Sparling) and Mitchell Wein, and was raised in Westport, Connecticut. His father worked as a creative director in advertising.
Daryl Wein is an award winning New York based filmmaker. After attending NYU and USC, his debut narrative feature film, Breaking Upwards, was an official selection in the Narrative Competition at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, as well as Best Narrative Feature Film, and the Audience Award at the Little Rock Film Festival.
Wein's feature length documentary, Sex Positive, won the Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest Film Fest, and was an official selection at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, among thirty other film festivals around the world. Regent Releasing has distributed the film theatrically in North America, and the film has been released in 8 foreign countries on broadcast and theatrically, most notably at the BFI in London.
In 2006 Daryl co-wrote and directed, Unlocked, a short psychological drama starring Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wackness) and executive produced by Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot). The film was an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Gijon Film Festival in Spain and 20 other film festival. It was voted one of the "Best Short Films in the World" by Indy Mogul.
As an actor, Daryl has appeared in films including Breaking Upwards, The Hebrew Hammer, and Porn n' Chicken. Television credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, and Ed.