Derek J. Allen

DEREK ALLEN, Director of Photography, is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Derek has spent the over 20 years building a career in the field of media production.

As a Director of Photography, Mr. Allen has contributed to numerous independent films, commercials, television shows, documentaries, corporate, and industrial projects. Recent projects that Derek has lent his talent to are; In Conversations with Michelle Obama (NAACP Image award Winner); Facing the Mortgage Crisis (TV One Mini-Series); Fulfilling The Mission, an eleven part “training documentary” for new American Red Cross volunteers; In a Perfect World, a documentary that asks young people from various walks of life the question, what would make a perfect world; and the TV One television series, Singletary Says.

Derek Allen has developed extensive knowledge and experience with many of the latest digital technologies for film and video production and post production as well DVD and web development. As every project is unique, Derek believes that it is important to be aware of all the tools available to best choose the right one for the job.