Previously trained as an economist, Derrick Loo made a major shift in his focus upon graduation, to pursue his passion in filmmaking and cinematography. His early endeavors include writing, directing and shooting his own short films.
Over time, it became clear that his strongest passion lies in cinematography. His ability to create meaningful visuals and aesthetics in his films has led to a number of successful collaborations with other award winning Singaporean filmmakers. With a good eye for details, Derrick has, over the years, lensed a huge variety of projects, including feature films, TV spots, documentary, short narrative projects, MTVs, corporate projects etc, thus developed a unique versatility and established his reputation as a competent cinematographer. In 2009, Derrick was nominated Best Cinematographer in the 5th Asian Festival of First Films. And in 2015, he was nominated and won Best Cinematography (Long Form) at the Apollo Award.
Looking forward, Derrick’s sensibilities and experiences as a filmmaker and cinematographer will see him continuing his pursuit in painting excellence with light on the canvas of films, making him a valuable asset in future collaborations.