EDITOR TV & FILM
What people say...
Derek is at the pinnacle of craft editing. Combining superb long form story-telling skills with a visually creative and super-organised approach to raw rushes, Derek always gets the best out of the material he is presented with. He cuts with empathy, humour and great deftness- always full of ideas how a sequence can be improved or a puzzle solved... He slips between working collaboratively and independently seamlessly, is very hard-working and an all-round joy to be in an edit with. There's a reason he's the gold standard amongst editors.
Ben Whalley BBC Producer/Director
FIGHT THE POWER: HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD - BBC 2 & PBS
Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World review – Chuck D is a brilliant history teacher.
Some of the greatest pop music ever made gets the respectful, rigorous sociological treatment it deserves – thanks to this documentary series from the Public Enemy star.
**** The Guardian.
RISE OF THE NAZIS :THE DOWNFALL - BBC 2
The Telegraph ***** 5/5
A combination of historical experts and small, interesting details make this a genuinely fascinating documentary.
History documentaries mixing expert analysis and dramatic reconstructions are commonplace, but the BBC’s Rise of the Nazis has been a fine example of the genre.
GRIESON AWARD NOMINTED
JAY BLADES:LEARNING TO READ AT 51 - BBC 1
SUNDAY TIMES "It is a sensitive, humane film about a difficult subject and bringing it into the light in such a gentle way is a generous act of service to others who might find literacy a struggle."
HOSPITAL FIGHTING COVID-19 BBC2
WINNER OF EDINBURGH TV AWARDS & BAFTA, GRIESON & RTS AWARDS NOMINATED
I was lucky enough to edit on this incredible series from my home at the start of lockdown.
Filmed inside the NHS from the first day of the lockdown. Award-winning Hospital follows the human stories behind the headlines, of staff and patients alike as they grapple with the extraordinary challenge of Covid-19, with access to the Royal Free London, a world leader in the treatment of infectious diseases.