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Derek Morton

Derek has been involved with writing screenplays and teleplays and participating in independent film productions for over a decade. His writing earned him top screenplay honors in the HBO sponsored screenplay workshop at the American Black Film Festival in 2006. Derek chose to pursue filmmaking full time in 2013 with a short-film and a documentary project. The SAG certified short-film, “Dark Fine Paradigms”, is a multicultural romantic comedy. The film was released in August of 2014 at the World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC where it won awards for Best Short Film and Best Actor in a Short Film. In 2018 Derek completed two films that are currently on the film festival circuit. He produced and directed, “Deeds Not Words”, a documentary based on the life story of African-American architect, WWII Buffalo Soldier and former fiance of Coretta Scott, Robert P. Madison, from Cleveland, Ohio. He also served as Associate Producer on the psychological thriller “What Death Leaves Behind” that is currently on the film festival circuit where it has been critically acclaimed.

Derek E. Morton derek.e.morton@gmail.com IG: derek.morton.e @DNWmovie