Patrick Lawler

Director, Director of Photography, 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 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

Writer, Producer - Scott hails from Mount Laurel, NJ, a small suburb of Philadelphia. Growing up on sports and music, Scott found the creative itch in high school during creative writing and photography classes.

Prior to DECA, Scott worked in the Creative Development group at Technicolor as they developed and launched several TV series and features, most notably the BAFTA nominated series The Deep. Scott developed and wrote all 16 episodes of Art Beats: Creative Collabs and is excited to see his first feature film, OMFGYOLO, enter production this fall.


Derek Maher

Producer, Line Producer, & First AD - Derek has been a Disney kid since birth. The son of an artist and an administrator at the Mouse House, Derek has always had an eye for visual storytelling, and he loves to be the one who oversees executing the vision.

Before DECA, Derek was a freelance producer, working with brands like Nike, Adidas, and E!. Having produced over 50 commercials and music videos, 2018 saw Derek’s first long form producing work, as he guided Art Beats: Creative Collabs through development into production for Complex Networks.