The story follows veteran, James, who on his return from service, has difficulty adapting to civilian life. With the world now very different in James’ eyes, he tries to hide his PTSD from those around him, including his wife Sarah. Following a drink-driving incident, James is eventually forced to seek help from psychologist, Dr Simon Kirby. Through their sessions together, the two men form a friendship that could ultimately end up helping them both.
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Derek is currently scoring feature film Sorority with writer/director James Webber.
Urban drama Sorority is the debut feature film from The Springhead Film Company, in association with Salt Partnership. Starring BAFTA winner Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena, Nymphomaniac, Obey, The Danish Girl), Emily Haigh (Jane Eyre), Sam Gittins (Await Further Instructions, The Smoke, Ripper Street) and double BAFTA winner Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, Red Road, The Witch, Star Wars: The Last Jedi).
Derek’s first collaboration with director Carl Mackenzie back in 2016 is now available to stream or buy on Amazon Prime. The film received fantastic reviews, as well as the Jury Special Mention at Manchester International Film Festival.
Carl and Derek are currently working together with psychologist and founder Kasia Wilk in the development of new film company Choice Point Productions. Their first feature film Unseen Scars is currently in pre-production.