11 Facts About Derrick Borte


Derrick Stacey Borte was born on December 7,1967 and is a German-born American filmmaker known for the dark comedy The Joneses, which he wrote, directed, and produced.


When Derrick Borte was less than a year old, the family moved to Norfolk, Virginia.


Derrick Borte later moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he graduated in 1985 from First Colonial High School.


Derrick Borte graduated from Old Dominion University with a BFA in painting, and moved to Los Angeles in 1991, where he started selling his work in a prominent art gallery.


Derrick Borte did graphic design work for surf companies, such as Billabong, Gotcha, and Rip Curl.


In 1992, Derrick Borte moved back east to New York, where he attended Parsons School of Design, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in media studies.


Derrick Borte joined the production staff at Sony Music Studios, where his fine arts background evolved with his indoctrination to film and video, working on MTV Unplugged and music videos.

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Derrick Borte worked as a TV reporter, focusing mainly on human-interest features.


Derrick Borte said he got the idea for the movie from watching a news magazine show that had focused on stealth marketing.


In 2013, Derrick Borte directed Dark Around the Stars starring Mark Kassen, who portrays a mysterious and troubled alcoholic on a road trip to New Mexico, where he plans to take his life on his birthday.


Derrick Borte directed Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, and Gabriel Bateman, in the 2020 film Unhinged, a road rage thriller filmed on location in New Orleans, and released in late summer.