|Education||BA in Communication studies|
|Alma mater||West Chester University, Upper Darby High School|
|Organization||Tim Burton Productions|
Derek Frey (born April 23, 1973) is an American film producer and director who is the current head of Tim Burton Productions and Lazer Film Productions. He has been a producer on numerous Tim Burton-directed films including Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Frankenweenie, Big Eyes, Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, and others.
Early life and education
Frey was born on April 23, 1973 in the Drexel Hill section of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia. He graduating from Upper Darby High School. Frey attended West Chester University and graduated with a BA in communication studies.
Frey began his career in the film industry in 1996 as an assistant for Tim Burton and an employee of Tim Burton Productions. He worked as Burton's assistant on Mars Attacks!, Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, and Big Fish. In 2001, he became the head of Tim Burton Productions. He would go on to earn producer credits in a variety of Tim Burton films including Alice in Wonderland, Big Eyes, Frankenweenie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Corpse Bride, and Sweeney Todd.
Frey also directs and produces under the banner, Lazer Film Productions. The company largely produces short films and music videos. His 2016 short film, Green Lake, was shown at over 40 film festivals at which it earned 47 awards including "Best Horror" at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. Other short films produced and directed by Frey include Kill the Engine, Motel Providence, Sky Blue Collar, The Day the Dolls Struck Back, The Ballad of Sandeep (starring actor, Deep Roy), and numerous others. Frey is producing the live-action adaptation of Dumbo due to be released in Spring 2019.
|1995||Verge of Darkness||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Short film|
|2001||The Upper Hand||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2002||The Day the Dolls Struck Back||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2005||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||No||Yes||No||No||Associate producer|
|2007||4th and 99||Yes||No||No||No||Short film|
|Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street||No||Yes||No||No||Associate producer|
|2010||Alice in Wonderland||No||Yes||No||No|
|The Curse of the Sacred Stone||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Short film|
|2011||The Ballad of Sandeep||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton||No||Yes||No||No||Documentary|
|2012||Vampires Kiss/Blood Inside||Yes||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|The Killers: Here with Me||No||Yes||No||No||Music video|
|Dark Shadows||No||Yes||No||No||Associate producer|
|Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter||No||Yes||No||No|
|2013||Sky Blue Collar||Yes||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers||No||No||Yes||No||Stop-motion short film|
|2014||Motel Providence||Yes||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|Big Eyes||No||Yes||No||No||Executive producer|
|2016||Green Lake||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Short film|
|Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||No||Yes||No||No||Executive producer|
|2017||Kill the Engine||Yes||Yes||No||No||Short film|
|God Came 'Round||Yes||Yes||No||No|
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