This is the official website for Delfilm - a forward thinking company set up by award winning filmmaker Derek Boyes to develop his slate of imaginative film and television projects.

"This website keeps you up to date with all of my filmmaking projects - past, present and future. It is also an official platform for me to express my creative thoughts and ideas, to share my knowledge, to inspire others and encourage future collaboartion. In addition it contains an extensive archive of my work to date, with exclusive behind-the-scenes content."




To celebrate its 20th anniversary Delfilm will be completing the remastered redux edition of the acclaimed 1996 student short Black Out, presented in full 16:9 HD. Despite causing a serious dispute among University staff, this is still one of my most popular shorts to date. Selected to play at the British Short Film Festival, it was also responsible for getting me into the National Film & Television School.




The Henry Bramble short is finally on the move. With the original vfx project files being updated and fixed by the talented vfx artist James Mason, we can finally wipe the slate clean. This time though, we're going guerrilla style! Many artists have generously offered to work for a no/low fee, so rather than taking up too much of their valuable time, the outstanding work will be divided up into small manageable chunks.


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Feeling my talents were being wasted, I felt an urge to share my skills and experience to help others. As a result I have decided to make a compelling short film with young adults form a particularly deprived, but cinematic area of Kent - The Isle Of Sheppey. I am keen to minimise time wasted 'setting up' by using a minimal crew and limited resources, allowing me to work with these non-actors organically.

"I'm a Derek
 ...and Dereks don't run!"

Peter Jackson - Bad Taste (1987)

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I am a writer/director who graduated from the National Film and Television School with my spellbinding short, The Happiness Thief. The film premiered in competition at Cannes that same year and went on to play at film festivals across the globe. I have since directed shorts for Screen South, the Bfi and the BBC while developing a slate of imaginative feature films. My first screenplay BlackOut, a

gritty micro-budget thriller, was optioned by Ipso Facto Films after it beat over 200 feature projects to the final of The Big Pitch scheme in 2008. I am currently developing a feature-length family fantasy adventure based on my soon to be completed Screen South/Bfi funded short - The Infectious Imagination Of Henry Bramble.

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Teaching and Lecturing

Open and honest access to my filmmaking skills, experience and knowledge

Having had no professional career guidance when I was younger I am keen to share my skills, knowledge and experience in order to help other aspiring filmmakers of any age and background.

For two years I taught 7-16 year-olds at Filmsteps in Maidstone but have also taught AS level students and final year secondary school pupils. Equally I find working with students at degree or masters level just as rewarding, having taken several lectures at Leeds Met University. I am also very keen to work with people from difficult backgrounds or who have disabilities or learning difficulties.

If you think you may be interested in using my skills and experience to help others, then please do get in touch.

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