Derek Knowles is a documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured as a Vimeo Staff pick and on outlets like The Atlantic. He prefers to focus his work on people’s unheralded, often overlooked experiences, and has been a part of projects for Frontline, National Geographic, CNN, POV, and The Documentary Group. His recent film, AFTER THE FIRE, winner of the Tribeca Film Institute’s “IF/Then” Shorts Award, follows three residents of his hometown in the months following 2017’s historic wildfires. It aired on California PBS stations in August 2019. Derek graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2011 with a degree in American Studies.