Starting his career at Medicorp’s TVC arm a decade ago, Derrick moved on to MTV Asia, directing various on-air promos, and artist image spots. Wanting to try different drama and documentary genres, he left to freelance as a director/writer.
Derrick’s 2nd film, Colours, screened at more than 40 festivals worldwide and won awards in Australia and Asia. His poetic short, When Night Fa11s, secured a Special Mention at the I’ve Seen Films International Film Festival, the only Asian film that was awarded in Milan.
Collectively, his films have screened at numerous festivals including London, Milan, Tokyo, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Iran, New York, Pusan, Shanghai and Los Angeles.