Unicorns & Unicorns Signs Director Derek Westerlund

Unicorns & Unicorns Signs Director Derek Westerlund

Dec. 06, 2022

Unicorns & Unicorns welcomes Director Derek Westerlund to Its creative roster and launches the latest commercial campaign for Honda. Westerlund has directed commercial projects for notable brands including Samsung, HP, Under Armour, Nissan, Lexus and Hyundai.

“Derek is an outstanding addition to our stable of Unicorns – an impeccable creative mind with outstanding vision and execution,” says Adrianne McCurrach, Executive Producer & Managing Partner for U&U. “We’re so happy to explore the myriad of possibilities that are on the horizon with Derek, from experiential to auto to wonderful stories of humanity. We are eager and excited to get started!”

Sun Komen, Co-Founder & Technical Creative Director for U&U added:

"We’ve long loved cars at U&U, but have been waiting for a talented automotive Director who cares as much about the work as they do moving the needle when it comes to representation. Derek is all that and more. He inspires on so many levels: his technical acumen, his excitement, his hustle. We are in it with Derek and so stoked to see what comes next."

 

With a career spanning 30 years in action sports, Westerlund has produced and directed heart-pounding sports and action content in over 50 countries. Eventually creating his very own production company, he quickly became Red Bull’s go-to production partner and content studio, creating short and long form film, television, digital docu-series for the beverage giant. With accolades like "AdAge"’s #5 Rated Marketing Campaign of the 21st Century to the Sports Emmy Award for Digital Innovation under his belt, Westerlund’s production acumen runs deep. Westerlund has recently dedicated his time exclusively to feature film and commercial directing. 

Westerlund expressed:

"I am beyond ecstatic to join the team at Unicorns & Unicorns. This crew really represents my core values and are absolutely leading the way to a more inclusive production landscape. A lot of people aspire to carry this narrative but with Unicorns, they own this authenticity at their foundation. It's a great feeling to be inspired by the other directors on the roster and know your skillset is complementary and one of the building blocks of a world class production company. Collaboration has always been in my DNA and this is 100% the company I look to take my directing to the next level with."

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