Filmmaker Derek Frey's passion for cinema was evident at a young age. Always feeling the need to entertain those around him, Derek's attention turned towards the camera in high school and college. While those around him partook in studies and socializing, Derek could be found wandering the halls at night with a video camera, creating his next off the wall production.
A suburban Philadelphia native and graduate of West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Derek began his professional career in the entertainment industry on the ABC sitcom The Faculty. He then assisted film director Tim Burton on Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes and Big Fish . Derek served as Associate Producer on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. In 2009 Derek worked as Editor on the extensive book The Art of Tim Burton. Most recently he worked as Associate Producer on the box office hit Alice in Wonderland. Derek is currently working as Associate Producer on Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as Co-Producer on Frankenweenie. All three projects are scheduled for release in 2012.
Anyone that knows Derek understands why he always has a camera in his hand. By looking at the collection of work he has compiled, it is clear to see that he has the skill, creativity, and drive to show the world of what he is capable. From distinct directorial works such as The Day the Dolls Struck Back, The Upper Hand and Creep, to t