Derek Estlin Purvis

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Derek Estlin Purvis
Derek Estlin Purvis on the set of Feature Film Airtight November 27, 2012.jpg
Derek Estlin Purvis on the set of Feature Film Airtight November 27, 2012
Born Derek Estlin Purvis
(1972-11-27) November 27, 1972 (age 42)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S
Residence New York City
Nationality American
Occupation Film Director, Film Producer, Executive Producer
Years active 1993–present

Derek Estlin Rudolph Purvis, or D.E.R.P., (born November 27, 1972) is an American film director, producer, executive producer, screenwriter, and entrepreneur. In a career spanning two decades,[1] Derek has financed, produced or directed 13 films of various genres.[2]

Early life[edit]

Derek Estlin Purvis was born in Pittsfield Massachusetts to Joanna Alioto, of Sicilian descent and Doug Purvis of Scottish descent. At the age of five his mother moved them to Holderness, New Hampshire. Derek spent the next decade growing up in rural New Hampshire, among the mountains and lakes. In 1980, the major motion picture On Golden Pond was filmed in his hometown. Having spent the summer watching the film being shot from the marine patrol boat, he became fascinated with the art and process of filmmaking. A career pursuit he would never waiver from.


Year Film Role Notes
2011 The Love Guide Director/ Executive Producer
2013 Airtight Director/ Writer /Executive Producer/ Producer


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