Derek Goodall is a documentary filmmaker, but also an experienced documentary editor. Goodall spent months sorting through and editing over 100 hours of DV footage to complete the edit for ZENITH.
Based in Los Angeles since 1991, Goodall grew up in Manchester, England and started out working in television at Granada TV, then settled at Yorkshire Television in Leeds. Until 1991, he was senior staff Producer/Director with Yorkshire TV, (one of the major UK ITV networks) primarily working on documentaries and factual programs, including the prestigious First Tuesday series -- the British equivalent of 60 Minutes. Subjects range from biographies, both current (racing driver Russell Spence; classical pianist John Briggs) and historical (the British Royal Family; World War I hero Freddie West V.C.; the RAF Dambusters of World War II) to a 4 year project following the restoration of York Minster.
Derek founded Goodwood Productions in the UK with partner Roger Greenwood in 1988. Directed Hollywood Women for UK ITV network - the highest rated documentary series on British TV in 1994 (four x 1 hour). Winner of Gold Camera Award (the top award) at 1995 US Film and TV Festival in Chicago for Building For The Future, an "MTV-style" careers series for teenagers (5 x ½ hour).
Since 1996 Derek was employed by the Brunei Royal Family to cover sporting events in Brunei - 6 camera "as live" digital widescreen productions of soccer and polo, plus documentary features on other events. Recent clients include the Williams Formula One race team and Redken 5th Avenue, New York.