Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Breakneck Hill

Derek Dubois' latest short film Breakneck Hill has just been named an Official Selection of the 2017 Oasis Short Film Festival.

The film concerns David Allan Hugh is a lonely, middle-aged man on disability who loses his cat one day. The journey to find his lost pet takes an unexpected turn and changes the course of his life.

It is the shortest film Dubois has made to date, featuring a predominantly wordless performance from frequent collaborator Robert Casey, Jr and a great score from Flexotracks, LLC.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Imposition to Sight: Visual Technique in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs


Derek Dubois's article for the peer-review journal Mise-en-Scene: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration has just been published in the journal's second issue.

The article, Imposition to Sight: Visual Technique in M. Night Shyamalan's Signs, analyzes the first ten minutes of the film and connects form to function by demonstrating how Shyamalan's key techniques generate implicit meaning; especially through the motif of hindered sight.

You can read the article in full here:  https://journals.sfu.ca/msq/msq/index.php/msq/article/view/35/pdf


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Derek Dubois - Feature Length Screenplay - Quarterfinalist


Derek Dubois's feature length screenplay, Miss Diagnosis, has just been announced as a Quarterfinalist for the 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest.

More about the contest:

The 15th Annual 2017 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs.

View the ScriptPipeline site: https://scriptpipeline.com/shop/screenwriting-contest

Semi-finalists will be announced on June 26th.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Derek Dubois Interviewed on DoubleFeature




This week, RI PBS's show doubleFEATURE will have an interview with Derek Dubois. The show, a 60 min. weekly series, is television magazine showcase for the art of film and the artists who create them.

Friday at 8 PM - 9 PM on RI PBS.

Episode description: This week on doubleFEATURE: our short films include “Jitensha” directed by Dean Yamada, from the United States; and “Chronicles of Courage,” by director, Ernest Mills from the United Kingdom. Plus, George Marshall interviews director, Derek Dubois.