March 17, 1988 |
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||New York University|
Derek Pike is an American filmmaker living in Los Angeles and widely known as a music video director. He is of half British and half Japanese-American descent. He has directed nearly 100 music videos working with artists including RedOne, Aloe Blacc, Waka Flocka Flame, Imelda May, and Wiz Khalifa. He has also directed commercials for Macy's, and Monster Headphones.
At the age of 8, Derek had a drawing published in Sports Illustrated Kids. In high school, he attended Carrabassett Valley Academy and was a nationally ranked snowboarder. Some of his sponsors included Arbor Snowboards, Smith Optics, Adidas, Giro, and Swix.
Derek graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in Film and Television, and as a freshman walked on to the NYU soccer team. At age 21, he became one of the youngest directors to have a music video featured on MTV.
In 2015, he sold an original screenplay titled A Choreographed Romance. In 2016, he created Re:Shoots (@re_shoots) an Instagram page where models lip sync popular songs. He is credited as the first to do such a concept and has since inspired brands like Victoria's Secret.
- De jolis mannequins qui rappent sur des sons de Tupac, Kanye West et Jay-Z - www.gqmagazine.fr - 3/11/17
- WATCH THESE HOT MODELS RAP ALONG WITH ICE CUBE, JAY Z, TUPAC, KANYE, MIGOS AND MORE - maxim.com - 3/10/17
- RedOne 'Don't You Need Somebody' by Derek Pike - promonews.com - 8/8/16
- MTV News : D'Prince drops "Take Banana" video - mtvbase.com - 10/31/12
- Diddy's son Quincy launches music career with "Stay Awhile" - drjays.com - 4/3/2012
- VIBE Exclusive: Quincy music video debut directed by Derek Pike - vibe.com - 4/2/2012
- Imelda May Roadrunner by Derek Pike - promonews.com - 8/17/11
- DJ Drama Calls Oh My a Limitless Drug - mtv.com - 5/30/11
- Y'all Respect the One that Got Shot - decaturdan.com - 4/14/11
- Video Static: "Greatest Story Never Told" - videostatic.com - 1/17/11
- Shooting Classics - qthequestion.com - 11/12/10
- Interview: Derek Pike - juiceonline.com - 08/23/10
- Derek Pike Interview - blog.nicholaspatten.com - 06/17/10
- MC Saigon and Video Director Derek Pike - timeoutny.com - 04/28/10
- Derek Pike: The Right Direction - amalgamdigital.com - 09/25/09
- The Volume: On set with The Kid Daytona feat. Bun B directed by Derek Pike - timeoutny.com - 09/11/09
- NYU senior Derek Pike directs new The Kid Daytona Video - nyulocal.com - 09/11/09