Derek Yancey Jr. is a filmmaker from Virginia, USA. He's won numerous awards in multiple mediums covering, film, art, photography, and animation. He is a Gold, and Silver Key recipient of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. His first short film was released in the Summer of 2015, for a contest hosted by the IFWE. Since then, he has gone on to create multiple short films, and music videos with his work being screened in several festivals in the US, and Canada.