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Derek Frey

Filmmaker Derek Frey has a long and successful working relationship with director Tim Burton, running Tim Burton Productions since 2001. Most recently Derek Executive produced Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. In 2012 Derek Co-produced Frankenweenie, which received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Picture. That same year he produced the music video Here With Me for The Killers. Up next he'll executive produce Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children starring Eva Green and Asa Butterfield.

Derek has worked on numerous feature films, including as Associate Producer on Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His credits also include producer on the documentary A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton; writer of the Frankenweenie-based short film Captain Sparky vs. the Flying Saucers; and editor of the comprehensive and award-winning publication The Art of Tim Burton. Derek worked closely with curators from the Museum of Modern Art for the creation of the Tim Burton touring exhibit, which has made record-breaking stops in New York City, Toronto, Melbourne, Paris, Los Angeles, Seoul, Prague and Tokyo.

Short film credits

Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Image from Motel Providence

Motel Providence

United States | Oct 2014 | 8:54
A cheating counselor working out of a sleazy motel room tests the boundaries of his own advice after a client's startling revelation.
6 awards
Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Image from Sky Blue Collar

Sky Blue Collar

United States | Jul 2013 | 8:00
A businessman and a carpet installer enjoy a wild and playful friendship, but when their class-conscious bosses pressure them to steer clear of each o...
5 awards
Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor
Image from The Ballad of Sandeep

The Ballad of Sandeep

United States | Apr 2011 | 28:40
When his IT job is outsourced to Bangalore, Indian-born Sandeep Majumdar finds himself unemployed for the first time in eighteen years. In an attempt ...
11 awards
Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 4 Jan 2015