I am a cinematographer based in New York.
I found film by way of a long, twisted path spanning many years, multiple continents, and a 14,000 mile jaunt of walking, hitchhiking rides in cars, trucks, and boats. Visual media became my way of reflecting on unconsciously held perspectives and assumptions as my travels took me further away from the known.
I have boundless energy and passion for stories that prompt questioning and self-doubt, that laugh at judgement and expose our fears as foolish.
Most of all, I believe the story always comes first.
Name: Derek Means
Lives in: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Director of Photography