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Derrick Sims

Derrick Sims grew up in Kingsland, Arkansas. At 19, while studying journalism at university, he directed, photographed, and edited a short-subject, American Civil War film that was chosen to play alongside Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil (1999) at the Aerospace IMAX Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas. The success of that film led to work on his first ... See full bio »

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Come Morning Cinematographer
Classroom 6 Cinematographer
The Remains Cinematographer


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 2016/I The Remains
 2015/I Reunion
 2015 Classroom 6
 2015 Little Sparks (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Fundamentals (2015)
- The Schedule (2015)
- In-TWO-ition (2015)
 2014/II Open House (Short)
 2014 Miss Miao (Short)
 2013 Separator (Short)
 2013 Making the Film: Come Morning (Video documentary short)
 2013 Cast (Video short)
 2013 Confession of a Mother (Short)
 2012 Making Light In Terezin (Documentary)
 2012 Sola (Short) (director of photography)
 2012/III The Basement (Short)
 2012/VII The Interview (Short)
 2012 Come Morning
 2012 Call Time (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2012 Omit (Short)
 2012 The Death of Love (Short) (director of photography)
 2011 Jules & Me (Video short)
 2010 Late Bloomer
 2006/II One Night (Short)
 2005 The Battle of Marks' Mill (Short)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (18 credits)
Show Show Editor (22 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (19 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (6 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (5 credits)
Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Derrick Lee Sims

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Though Come Morning (2012) was his feature directorial debut, Sims was also the writer, director of photography, and editor. In an interview since then, he said he'll never again direct and shoot a film at the same time. See more »

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