Derek Devine CEO / Producer
Derek Devine is an Emmy award-winning Producer, Co-founder & CEO of PUNCH Films.
Derek received his Bachelor’s of Music from the Eastman School of Music and continued on to receive a Master’s of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in oboe performance. After 15 years as a professional musician, Derek changed course and acted on another of his passions: video production.
Derek worked as a Broadcast Promotions Manager at a PBS affiliate and later managed the video department of the live events company. After a chance run-in with John Cuneo in 2005, the two immediately clicked and Co-Founded PUNCH Films, where Derek currently wears many hats: CEO, Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Director, Editor/colorist, 2D/3D Motion Graphics Artist, Compositor, and Audio Post to name a few. Derek also oversees the creative, technical, and strategic direction of the company.
Derek currently serves on the Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation Board, the Fort Wayne Cinema Center Board, and the Fort Wayne Ballet advisory panel.
Derek is a huge fan of Terry Gilliam, Volkswagens, Oban 14 year-old malt, Elgar, and accomplished people who manage to stay nice.