With a background in architecture, design, and the fine arts, Derek is an award-winning artist and filmmaker who has worked on projects for brands such as Quicksilver and Unilever. Derek has received numerous creative grants funding several Arctic research expeditions resulting in award winning shorts and multi-disciplinary installations exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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Best Music, One Reeler Short Film Festival
Award of Distinction, Canada Shorts
Best Experimental Short, New York Film Week
Best Original Idea (nominee), Top Indie Film Awards
Polar Lab (artist-in-residence), Anchorage Museum
Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, New York, NY
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY.
What is Punqtum?
Punctum is that rare detail in an image that "pricks and bruises."
According to Roland Barthes, Punctum explores the personally touching details within images that establish a direct and lasting relationship between viewer and the object or person within that image.
We partner with a variety of creatives with unique skills and experience to ensure that your project achieves punctum.
web + marketing content
product demo videos
concept design + development
motion graphics + animation
As a filmmaker, Tom has written and directed award-winning broadcast campaigns for clients like Bojangles, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Enterprise Car Rental and General Electric, among many others. He has collaborated with some of the top creative production companies and ad agencies in the world including Anonymous Content and Boone-Oakley. He lives in Asheville with his wife and twin daughters. He plays hockey and tennis, and loves nothing more than telling a great story.
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