Derek Doneen

Named one of Variety’s Top 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Derek Doneen made his feature documentary directing debut in 2018 with The Price of Free, about Nobel Peace Prize-winning Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. Doneen’s new project, Heist, a serialized anthology docuseries that tells real heist stories from the perspective of the people who pulled them off, debuts on Netflix on July 14. Previously, Doneen edited Kobe Bryant’s Muse and co-directed the opening segment for U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris, alongside his mentor Davis Guggenheim, who he met while creating ancillary content for Waiting for Superman. Doneen produced Shot in the Dark alongside Chance the Rapper and Dwyane Wade, and edited and produced the documentary What Haunts Us with Frank Marshall. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two-year-old son, Hank. (Photo by Kevin Scanlon.)


The Time in Between

By Derek Doneen | July 14, 2021

The Time in Between

Documentary filmmaker Derek Doneen, whose new series Heist hits Netflix today, on the off-camera moments that linger long in the memory.