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Derek Sieg

writer/director Hot Air, Swedish Auto, Wasteland; extra The New World
Derek Sieg is an award-winning writer/director educated at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia, who recently returned to his hometown, Charlottesville, VA, after eight years in Los Angeles. His critically-acclaimed first feature, Swedish Auto, was released by IFC Films. Variety declared it “the debut of a singular talent in Derek Sieg,” and added, “fully loaded, with spot-on performances and remarkable direction, Swedish Auto weaves the kind of spell that can only come from a sure-handed storyteller.” In casting January Jones as one of the leads in his first film, Derek discovered a remarkable talent in the then-unknown actress, whose star has since continued to rise.  Hot Air, a comedy with heart starring Jere Burns and Matthew Gray Gubler, is Derek’s second feature film.

My Panelists Sessions

Friday, October 14

1:30pm CDT