Derrick Owens is a filmmaker and producer from Richmond, Virginia.
His debut feature, Month to Month, an homage to 90s slacker comedies, is currently in post-production and set to premiere on the festival circuit in 2023. He co-wrote and co-directed the film alongside Mike Koslov.
His directorial work includes Second Act—a music video for Matt Kerr—and the short film Reunion, which premiered at the 2021 Orlando Film Festival. His senior thesis film, All My Friends, screened at the Virginia Emerging Filmmaker Festivals in 2018.
Derrick also produced Joe Blank’s feature Roman Candle, which won Best Director at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival and the Audience Award at Film Invasion LA. His producing work includes the shorts Alone and Anytime Anywhere.
Derrick's work is focused on grounded, character-driven stories. His influences include Richard Linklater, Yasujirō Ozu, Kelly Reichardt, Sean Baker, and Alfonso Cuarón—to name a few.
Derrick is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University with degrees in Film and History.
He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.