Derek’s career as a Production Designer started when director John Boorman asked him to design The General starring Jon Voight and Brendan Gleeson. Derek collaborated with John on three more films; The Tailor of Panama, In My Country and Two Nudes Bathing.
Recently Derek designed The Secret Scripture directed by Jim Sheridan, staring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana and Vanessa Redgrave. Other recent credits include John Banville’s Booker prize winning novel The Sea directed by Stephen Brown and the feel-good movie Good Vibrations, which film critic Mark Kermode said was on his top ten films of all time.
His career has seen him work on a wide and varied collection of feature films and television dramas. His evocative visual style and flexibility while also ensuring budgetary control ensures that he remains one of the busiest Production Designers in the Industry today.
Apollo Media, Ferndale Films, IFB
Noel Pearson, Rob Quigley, Jim Sheridan
Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Vanessa Redgrave
Revolution Films, Canderblinks Film and Music, Northern Ireland Screen
Bruno Charlesworth, Andrew Eaton, David Holmes, Chris Martin
Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Richard Dormer
Element Pictures, Touchpaper Television
Barry Keoghan, Charlie Murphy, Sarah Greene