"I MAKE ART UNTIL SOMEONE DIES"
- Joker (Jack Nicholson), Batman (1989)
Derick Xavier was born in Queens, NY in 1988 in the neighborhood of Astoria/Ditmars to Brazilian immigrant parents. Around the end of High school his family moved to Tampa, Florida where he began to pursue a career in architecture and engineering. After obtaining his Associates in Computer Drafting he moved to Orlando, FL
to acquire his Bachelors in Film.
Starting out as a PA in 2010 he has worked up & down the east coast on all levels and budgets of production.
Having earned his stripes he progressed to the Camera Dept. Entrusted with positions ranging from Media Manager, Asst. Camera & Operator. Now embarking on a journey of expressing himself creatively as Director of Photography. As of July 2022 he became a proud member of IATSE Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild.
Derick's currently based out of Atlanta, GA.
Growing up in the late 80s/early 90s, his inspiration to join the industry stems from the legendary movies of that era. Equipped with paramount family values, a legacy of creativity, travel & adventure.
A cinephile and an entertainer with an unbreakable drive.