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West Coast USA

Derek Quick



High level of Experience

  • Over 22 years film making experience 

  • All professional Studio Cameras/Prime Lenses

  • RED,ARRI,SONY and lenses Master Primes, Zeiss,Cooke

  • Directed and Produced films employing over 40 professionals

  • Managed Film making equipment in excess of half a million dollars on films.

  • Shot list

  • Overheads/Light List

  • Cinematography

  • Sound mixing

  • Pre production

  • Post production supervisor

  • Editing-all programs

  • Wrote award winning films

  • All Professional Lighting/Grip equipment

  • Production budgeting 

  • Film Distribution theatrically

  • Film Festivals

  • Sound Design

  • Camera Operator/Gimbal

  • Drone Operator


  • Adobe Premiere Pro 

  • Avid Media Composer

  • Movie Magic


  • Final Draft

  • Pro Tools

  • Final Cut Pro X

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Website creation


  • Qualified for the Academy Awards for Live action short 2019

  • Won over 170 Awards from festivals around the world

  • Directing, Editing, Writing, and Acting

  • Produced Independent films in excess of $90,000 dollars from start to finish. 

  • Wrote, Filmed, Edited episodes for Jeff Seid’s 1.5 Million subscriber YouTube channel. From 2015-2019

  • Casting actors

  • Hiring a team of Cinematographers, Composer, Sound Engineer, Production Associates and Post Production supervision.

  • Obtaining film permits from major outlets- FILM LA*-

  • Collecting Actor release/Cast and Crew deal memos.

Fourwalled Films , Los Angeles — Founder

March 2016 - Current

  • Leading Producer

  • Director

  • Writer

  • Editor

  • Qualified 65 Films for the Academy Awards

Olympus Film Festival, Los Angeles — Founder

December 2018 -  Current

  • Founded one of the fastest growing Los Angeles Film Festivals.

  • On the Judging panel of over 2000 submitted films. 

U.S. Coast Guard  — Engineer

2009 - 2019

  • Engineer

  • Rescue Swimmer

  • Boat Crew member

  • Yeoman 

  • Conducted search and rescue and law enforcement in high stress environments holding at times a secret security clearance.

  • As a yeoman was in charge of financial payments in excess of fifty million dollars.

  • Disabled veteran 


The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles — Associates

Jan 2014 - June 2016, I studied film making and acting for over two years. The Academy is the oldest American Acting Academy with over 110 Alumni Oscars and 210 Emmy's.

New York Film Academy — Associates

August 2016 - 2020


170 international awards.

Kommando 1944 was Qualified for the Academy Awards Live Action Short and won two Telly Awards for Best Director and film along with

Kommando 1944 screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 with the American Pavilion.Presented the Best WWII Short Film Award by Steven Speilbergs Band of Brothers in Normandy France 2019 on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.Films premiered at the Oscar Qualifying festival Short Shorts in Japan.




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