Derrick Fong was born in Winnipeg, Canada but grew up and lives in
Toronto, Canada. At a very young age, Derrick was interested in
expressing himself creatively through sketching, painting and
photography. His informal education was fueled by a constant supply
of movies, music and comic books. Through these mediums, Derrick
expanded into graphic design, 3D animation, and visual effects. But
it was in filmmaking that Derrick found he could combine all these
traits into a single form. Cinematography was just an extension of
photography's composition and light; storyboards and concept sketchs
were an extension of traditional handdrawn art; poster art and visual
effects were an extension of the digital tools he had acquired.
His formal education includes: Earl Haig Secondary School and Don
Mills Collegiate; Humber College, where he studied 3D Animation for
Broadcast and Design; and The New York Film Academy in New York City,
where he completed the Filmmaking Program in 2005.
He currently splits his time between Hong Kong and New York.