Derek Boyes

Derek Boyes

Writer / Director

  • Location: Kent
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a writer/director who graduated from the National Film and Television School with my spellbinding short, The Happiness Thief. The film premiered in competition at Cannes that same year and went on to play at film festivals across the globe.

I have since directed shorts for Screen South, the Bfi and the BBC while developing a slate of imaginative feature films. My first screenplay BlackOut, a gritty micro-budget thriller, was optioned by Ipso Facto Films after it beat over 200 feature projects to the final of The Big Pitch scheme in 2008.

I am currently developing a feature-length family fantasy adventure based on my soon to be completed Screen South/Bfi funded short - The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble.



Directing - MA - National Film & Television School

Jan 2002 - Dec 2003


  • Design
  • Video Editing
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Corporate Filmmaking
  • Directing
  • Feature Film
  • online content
  • Screenwriting
  • Short filmmaking