DECA is a production and creative development company focused on creating world class content. We have over 20 collective years of experience and are capable of producing just about anything - a commercial, a web video, a lifestyle photo spread, or even a feature film.
Patrick Lawler - Partner, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, & Motion Graphics Artist. Patrick has worked on everything from narratives, commercials, corporate videos, music videos, to helicopters, airplanes, self-driving cars, aircraft carriers, hot air balloons, and the Ultimate Arm. Patrick is one of the first 5 people in the world to have his video hosted in 4K on YouTube, and is the first Cinematographer to release a demo reel in 5K. Patrick has worked with bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Big Sean, Riff Raff, Deadmau5, Animals as Leaders, Steve Aoki, Raekwon, DJ Shadow, Casey Veggies, Mayer Hawthorne, We Came As Romans, & Wavves. Patrick has worked on commercials for LRG x Star Wars, Audi, Honda, Cadillac, Naked Scale, Humanscale, Intel, Mophie, and has been teaching courses and giving lectures for the RED Digital Cinema camera company for three years. When he’s not working Patrick likes hiking, taking selfies with small animals, playing music, and relaxing on his balcony while watching people struggle to drive over Baxter Street, the 5th steepest street in America.
Scott Bell - Partner/ Executive Producer/Writer - Scott got the writing itch in high school when he took a creative writing class. That itch went un-scratched until his junior year of college, when he realized how truly boring he found his accounting, economics, and finance classes. Since then, Scott furthered his education in writing and spent five years working in television and feature film development, the majority at Technicolor as they developed such shows as Atomic Puppet and The Deep. In his spare time, Scott enjoys hanging out with his wife and dog, cooking unnecessarily complicated meals, and playing soccer.
Derek Maher - Partner/Executive Producer - Derek is a producer, line producer, and first A.D. who has been producing commercials, short films and music videos for 10 years. With experience and knowledge of every position on set, Derek has worked with clients like Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, AMC, E!, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, and Adidas to name a few. As a founding partner of DECA Creative, Derek’s focus is on lending a creative voice while strategizing for and maintaining a practical and budget conscious approach to production, ensuring that our projects come in on-time and on budget.