Private Project


When a stern father finds that his daughter has gone missing after her violin practice, he falls into despair—until he hears something mysteriously familiar.

  • Derek DeRoche
  • Derek DeRoche
  • Derek DeRoche
  • Henry Lee
    Key Cast
  • Lindsay Golan
    Key Cast
  • Derek DeRoche
  • Danishka Esterhazy
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Ochoa
    Director of Photography
  • Edwin Vargas
  • Tony Jonick
    Sound Recordist
  • Joh Olson
    Production Assistant
  • LiHe Han
  • Shauna Revelli
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  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Derek DeRoche

Derek DeRoche is an independent filmmaker from the San Francisco Bay Area. His debut feature film, "Chauffeur," an arthouse comedy/drama that he wrote, directed, and edited, is being released in 2019 by Global Genesis Group. He has written and directed his own award-winning narrative short films, as well as working in various roles on other projects, in the San Francisco filmmaking collective Scary Cow Productions.

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Director Statement

I first came up with the tune for the main theme of "Practice" as a freshman in college. For years I planned to develop and use it for something. A few years later, the idea for the story occurred to me in the middle of the night, in a state between dreaming and wakefulness. The more I thought about it while lying there in the dark, the more terrified I became. My only relief lay in realizing that I had finally come up with a use for the tune I had composed a few years earlier.