Derrick started his professional career in the film industry in 2012, as a casting assistant for HBO's Behind the Candelabra. He continued as an assistant before becoming a Casting Director himself for productions such as like Sin City Saints, Royal Pains, and Last Vegas.
In 2015, Derrick became a member of SAG-AFTRA and moved to Hollywood, CA to pursue his true passion, acting. He was cast in several films and TV series and enjoyed success as a professional actor, but the more he learned, the more his ambitions evolved and escalated. After spending years studying and learning the art of filmmaking, his passion and desire for producing, directing, and screenwriting moved him to action. In 2020, Derrick started his own production company, Pacific Motion Pictures, Ltd., to pursue his dreams and leave his mark on the industry.
Being thoroughly captivated by Japanese history and cinema, Derrick decided to move to Tokyo, Japan in August of 2020, and in 2021, he started his own production company, Pacific Motion Pictures, in order to create his own films, create positive change in the film industry, and elevate cinematic arts in Japan and the US. Since then, Derrick has also been very successful as a foreign national actor in Japan, starring in many films, series, and video games produced in Japan. Now shifting his focus to focus on both acting and filmmaking, he is working hard to strengthen the Japanese independent film community, create internationally-focused films, and inspire others through motion pictures.