Great stories need to be told. ‍‍

Videographer, editor, producer, director, creative, artist, award winner

Derek Coté

Creative Director/DP

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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From controlled in-house shoots

to tricky production in the field,

Punqtum is fully equipped

to handle most any situation.

 

We love a challenge...

restaurant interview

Posana

Health food store interview, grocery store

HVL CoOp

Beer, brewery interview

Highland

Brewing

Bakery interview. Bread

Annie's

Bread

Short documentary film about the abandoned Soviet village of Pyramiden, in Svalbard, Norway. North Pole. Directed by Derek Coté. Arctic.

Bardo

promotional video about a California Road Trip

Adventure

explainer video on how to use VoIP phone systems

The Fixers

trailer for a short documentary short about the Northwest Passage directed by Derek Coté. Arctic.

Northland

You have a story, we want to help you tell it.  

Projects we work on:

Have a story to tell?

Get in touch. Let us know how we can help.

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.

Bring yours to life with Punqtum.

web + marketing content

branding videos

interviews

testimonials

events

explainer videos

educational videos

product demo videos

narrative pieces

 

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Services we offer:

copywriting

concept design + development

directing

production

motion graphics + animation

sound design

color grading

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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Tom Cartier

Writer/Director

Spike TV

Flow Yoga

Bojangles

Golf