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If it has to do with film, count me in. I've loved the science of movies since elementary school and that lead me to learn as much as I can about every aspect of filmmaking. Beginning with acting, I slowly developed skills in as many areas of cinema as possible, including directing, editing, writing, storyboarding, cinematography, visual effects, animation, and sound engineering.
My goal is to bring quality entertainment to the masses. We have to dig through a lot of mediocre films to find the true gems and even those are few and far between. Quality seems to be back-stepping to quantity when it comes to motion pictures. Films are meant to briefly remove us from our reality and into another world where we can take grand adventures, laugh at comedic follies, visit other worlds, be encouraged by the examples of real men and women, and relive exhilarating, historical moments. Afterwards, we are meant to come back feeling inspired and pleased with our experiences. But we seem to be coming back disappointed more often than not. In our struggling economy today, we need a break from life, and it’s depressing when we spend 10 dollars and 2 hours only to come away feeling less than satisfied. I hope to tell moving, worthwhile stories that will pull audiences out of their own world and bring them back fully contented with the journey.

Reviews Derek Has Written

Murder by Moonlight Video 47 - A Serpent in Paradise

5 stars
Intriguing and very well put together. Nice work.
January 07, 2013

Seed Book Trailer Project Video 62 - Winter Family Photo

2 stars
Not very interesting to look at.
August 31, 2012

Seed Book Trailer Project Video 64 - Inherent Evil

2 stars
The trailer was slow and there wasn't anything real interesting to look at. The special effects (especially the "3D" truck) weren't pulled together very well.
August 31, 2012

Seed Book Trailer Project Video 66 - Thor Media Seed Trailer shorter

5 stars
Nice job. Great concept and very well executed.
August 31, 2012

Seed Book Trailer Project Video 67 - Trailer for "Seed"

5 stars
Awesome! Definately the best trailer yet! The most professional and spine-tingling promo I've seen for this competition.
August 31, 2012

Seed Book Trailer Project Video 58 - -Seed-

4 stars
Good job. One of the most original concepts I've seen in this competition. A voiceover versus flying text would have gone a long way with this trailer.
August 31, 2012

Favorite Movies

Back to the Future Trilogy
Bourne Trilogy
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Dark Knight
Ghostbusters I & II
Speed Racer
Finding Nemo


Ron Howard
Steven Spielberg
George Lucas
Christopher Nolan
Robert Zemeckis
M. Night Shyamalan
Peter Jackson
J.J. Abrams
Michael J. Fox


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3 People