Derrick Sims

Derrick Sims

Fabled Motion Pictures

Director of photography, editor and producer in Palmerston North, New Zealand

About Derrick

Growing up in south Arkansas and making movies since I was eight, my first break came In 2005, when my short, war film caught the attention of an IMAX proprietor. They asked to show my tiny film before their screenings of Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil during December of that year.

Since 2005, I've photographed a dozen features and many more shorts, music videos, and adverts. In 2011, I stepped into the director's chair for the feature film, Come Morning. That film premiered at the 2012 Austin Film Festival and received praise from critics at NPR, Film Threat, WeGotThisCovered, and more. Come Morning won a special jury award for cinematography at Oxford and Best of Fest at the Charles B. Pierce Film Fest. After a limited theatrical release in 2013/2014, it was released on BluRay, DVD, VOD, and Digital. It's currently available on Amazon Prime.

After directing a second feature in 2016 (The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale), I moved my family and my production company to New Zealand. We just wrapped post production on "Host," and it premieres June 2018.


Name: Derrick Sims

Lives in: Palmerston North, New Zealand

Company: Fabled Motion Pictures

Occupation: Director of Photography, Editor and Producer

Credits

Awards

  • WON - Charles B. Pierce Film Festival Best of Fest (Come Morning)
    (2014)

  • WON - Oxford Film Festival Jury Award for Cinematography (Come Morning)
    (2013)

  • NOM - Oxford Film Festival Best Narrative Feature (Come Morning)
    (2013)

  • NOM - White Sands International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature (Come Morning)
    (2013)

  • NOM - Austin Film Festival Best Narrative Feature (Come Morning)
    (2012)

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