Derek Boyes is a writer and director who graduated from the National Film & Television School. His ambitious and highly imaginative graduation short, The Happiness Thief, was officially selected in competition at Cannes that same year.
Since then Derek has directed shorts for the BBC and Screen South while developing a slate of feature films. The first of which is 'Blackout', a dark gritty neo noir thriller optioned by Ipso Facto Films and developed by Moxie Makers, as part of The Big Pitch scheme in 2008. Filming is planned for Autumn 2009.
National Film & Television School, UK.
MA in Fiction Direction, 2004.
Spoken Languages: English