Derek Kirkup

Composer, Producer, Writer




Derek Kirkup is a composer, producer and writer from Hampshire, UK.

A graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music, Derek joined Choice Point in Spring 2017, bringing with him a background in creative film development and psychology. He has written over a dozen film scores, worked as a scriptreader for Hollywood studio Eclectic Pictures and with independent writers developing their screenplays. With an ongoing interest in psychology, he volunteered as a Samaritan for five years, subsequently becoming Deputy Director of Farnborough branch before studying counselling at Guildford College.

Outside of Choice Point, Derek has completed two feature film scores, including the multi-award winning interactive feature Olive Green, as well as working with Carl Mackenzie on the acclaimed psychological drama-thriller “The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan”. He coaches creative clients, and continues to work in the areas of mindfulness and connection, including with the progressive community Trigger Conversations.