Derek Quick (Negane Meno) is a multi award-winning Native American/Hispanic Writer, Director, Producer, and U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with over 10 years of military service. He is a member of the Ottawa tribe of Oklahoma and his grandfather Chuck Red Cedar Todd was the Chief of the tribe.
Derek's films have screened at Academy Award and BAFTA Qualifying festivals around the world including Short Shorts Japan, Imagine Native, British Urban Film Fest, Hollyshorts, and Cannes with the American Pavilion.
Derek's Film Kommando 1944 a WWII film about the Japanese Americans in Internment camp in Manzanar California won over 160 awards including Outstanding World War II Short Film winner at the 2019 Spielberg's Band Of brothers film festival, won two Telly awards for best director and best diversity film. He also won two Remmy awards for best director and best drama short film at the World Houston festival.
Derek has a Degree from The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and studied film making at The New York Film Academy. He was accepted into the Writers Guild Veterans foundation in 2023 as well as the Native American Media Alliance.
His screenplays have won and have advanced in numerous festivals including, Screen Craft Film Fund 2023, PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, Final Draft - Big Break 2023, StoryPros Awards 2023, Creative screenwriting Feature 2023, and Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Fest 2023.
Derek is also an active stock investor running his own fund since 2006 and was in third place in the world stock investing championship against active professional hedge funds in 2023.
A mixed native American young man is forced to serve in the U.S. Life saving service in the Treacher Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Drama A mixed native American young man is forced to serve in the U.S. Life saving service in the Treacherous waters of the pacific northwest to save his Chinook tribe from the concentration camp reservations, at the turn of the century.
Film Director, Writer "Camping" follows the story of Emma, an African American working homeless mother, and her 7-year-old daughter Gia, who live in their van. Emma works as a ride share driver and struggles to make ends meet. One night, they take on their most difficult passenger yet, Jen who threaten to report Emma for having Gia with her. Emma cancels the trip, leading to further conflict. Later, Emma and Gia stop at a store, where Emma tries to clean Gia up before bed. However, their night takes a turn for the worse as they find themselves parking in a dangerous lot, and Emma receives terrible news. Despite the precarious situation, Emma does everything she can to make Gia feel safe and secure as they face their biggest challenge of the night.
Jeff Seid Documentary
Film by Accession Films Director, Writer, Producer
Awakening: Transition of a Soldier
140 Awards Total