Director BIO: Derek Frey

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Director Biography

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Filmmaker Derek Frey was born and raised in suburban Philadelphia and has helmed Tim Burton Productions since 2001. Frey is currently producing Disney’s Dumbo, a live-action reimagining of the animation classic set for release in Spring 2019.

Prior to Dumbo, Frey executive produced Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for Twentieth Century Fox and Big Eyes for The Weinstein Company. In 2012 he co-produced Frankenweenie, which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Picture. That same year he produced the music video Here with Me for The Killers.

Frey associate produced the 2010 blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, as well as Dark Shadows, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He produced the documentary A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton; wrote the Frankenweenie-based short film Captain Sparky vs. the Flying Saucers; and edited…

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