Derek Kwan is a creative storyteller working across audiovisual mediums with a focus on food & culture, live experience, and digital design.

Work

Creative at mundanemundane.com
--Director
100 Days (in pre-production)Narrative ShortCanada Council for the Arts

Mẹ (2018)Documentary Shorthttps://www.mundanemundane.com/methefilm
*Winner: Grand Jury Best Short Documentary - Seattle Asian American Film Festival (2019)*Winner:Best Short Documentary - DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon (2019)*Notable Official Selections: Toronto Reel Asian (2019), Asian American International Film Festival (2019)

Taste of Identity (2015)Documentary Shorthttps://www.mundanemundane.com/taste-of-identity
*Winner: Best Canadian Short + Best Documentary - Canada Shorts Film Festival (2015)*Nominee: Best Canadian Short - Vancouver Asian Film Festival (2015)

--Producer
MAUNDY (2022)Narrative ShortDir. Adriana Marchand
*Telefilm 'Not Short on Talent' - Festival de Cannes (2022), Short Film Corner

Saveface (2021)Brand Film - Film BOLDLYDir. Eliza Brownlie, EP Kristoff Duxbury

Idols Never Die (2019)Narrative ShortDir. Jerome Yoo
*Notable Official Selections: Whistler Film Festival (2019), Festival du nouveau Cinema (2019)*Telefilm 'Not Short on Talent' - Festival de Cannes (2019), Short Film Corner


---Assistant Director (AD)
Different Than Before - Amanda Sum (Mar 2022 - 1st AD)Dir. Mayumi Yoshida, Prod. Sebastien Galina, Lynne LeeProd. Film BOLDLY
Filmora 11 (Jan 2022 - 1st AD)Dir. Timothy Hoggan, Sara JoniProd. Studio 104 Entertainment
My Name is Arnold (Nov 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Arnold Lim, Prod. Lynne Lee, Sohee Hong
My Name is Arnold (Nov 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Arnold Lim, Prod. Lynne Lee, Sohee Hong
The Line (Oct 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Hannah Dougherty, Darcy Touhey, Prod. Sydney RobertsonProd. Wallop Film
HRT Abduction (Oct 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Stanton Chong, Prod. Jimmy Wu
Devoured (Sep 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Thomas Chretien, Prod. Philip Planta, Wai Sun Cheng
Holocene (Aug 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Andrew De Zen, Prod. Shelby Manton, Adam MaruniakProd. Film BOLDLY
Save-On-Foods (Aug 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Kasey Lum, EP. Sebastien GalinaProd. Film BOLDLY
Last Bite (July 2021 - 1st AD)Dirs. Marty O'Brien & Naomi Mark, Prod. Kristoff DuxburyProd. Film BOLDLY
3 Way (Jun 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Tamara Black
My Mother's Home (Jun 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Reginald Bernandino, Prod. Robin Macabulos, Allen Xu
Crazy 8s Gala Opening (Apr 2021 - 1st AD)Dir. Maxime Beauchamp, Prod Erin Mussolum
Mom vs. Machine (Mar 2021 - 2nd AD)Dir. Tesh Guttikonda, 1st AD Tamara BlackProd. Dunya Media
Evé (Mar 2021 - 2nd AD, 1st AD 1 of 4 days)Dir. Cassandra Phillips-Grande, 1st AD Maxime Beauchamp
The Last Chapter (Feb 2021 - 2nd AD)Dir. Louvens Remy, 1st AD Laurent Piche
Elegy (Jan 2021 - 1st AD)
Dir. Parish Sharma, Prod. Jian Ping Su


Actor

Represented by Natasha at Trisko Talentnatasha@triskotalent.com | 604.637.7009
FILM & TELEVISIONMadeline (2021), Apple TV+Space Force (2021), NetflixThe 27 Hour Day (2021), HallmarkOne Perfect Wedding (2021), HallmarkDebris (2021), NBCStarstruck: A Cinderella Story (2021), HBO MaxDC's Legends of Tomorrow (2020), CWMatching Hearts (2020), HallmarkThe Order (2020), NetflixA Million Little Things (2019), ABCThe Murders (2019), FXiZombie (2019), CWWu Assassins (2019), NetflixThe Flash (2018), CWColony (2018), USAUntold Stories of the ER (2016), TLCLos Luchadores (2001), FoxRomeo Must Die (2000), Warner Bros

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EDUCATIONUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)BA Communications Studies, minor Marketing | Dean's Honor List, Lambda Pi Eta Honors

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Program (2022)https://dov.banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca/participants/2022
Reelworld E20 Program - Emerging 20 Filmmakers for 2021Reelworld Film Festival / Screen Institute, 2021www.reelworld.ca/e20-2021-participants
Grand Jury Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2019
Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2019
CBC Development Workshop for Diverse CreatorsToronto, ON - CBC, 2016
Best Canadian Short, Best Documentary - Taste of Identity (2015)Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2015
Telefilm "Not Short on Talent" 2019 Short Film Corner in Cannes, FRIdols Never Die (2019) - Producer

SPEAKING
Keynote Speaker, Congress 2019CAIS/ACSI - http://cais-acsi.ca/2019-conference/UBC - Vancouver, BC - 2019
Co-Facilitator, Home Made Visible WorkshopHome Made Visible, Canada Council for the ArtsVancouver Public Library - 2019
Speaker, Library and Archives Canada SummitBAC/LAC - Ottawa, ON - 2017
Inspiration Talk and Film ScreeningVPL Inspiration Lab - Vancouver, BC - 2016