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Derek Doublin

Dedo Vabo

Derek Doublin believes in rich life experiences. He believes that everyone, at one point in their life, should be in a cowboy barfight and break a flimsy, wooden chair over another cowboy's head.

Derek is a writer/director and a veteran visual artist residing in Los Angeles, CA. As a visual artist, he is a member of the experimental art duo Dedo Vabo (Derek Doublin & Vanessa Bonet). Together they build large scale, performance-based, installation art. Their most successful work, "The Power Station" and the "Corporate Headquarters" premiered at the Coachella Music Festival in 2013 and 2015. The latter was a 3 story, mock office building filled with 75 hippopotamuses that destroyed office furniture nonstop for 12 hours a day, 6 days straight. The “Corporate Headquarters” has appeared in numerous publications, was covered on the front page of the LA Times, as well as featured in Rolling Stone Magazine as the "Best Art Installation" of 2015.

Derek has been a writer and commercial film director for over 20 years, directing for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, ABC and the NBA. He is also a skilled Director of Photography and has been one of the head cinematographers at the National Sierra Club for over 6 years, where he shoots endangered wilderness landscapes, industrial polluters and threatened regions of the world. His short films have been featured on Fox, Mtv, VH1, The WB and Adult Swim. He loves comedy but sometimes Derek dreams about killing a man with his own bare hands. He is a solo musician with two albums under his belt, a former painter with his work displayed at our nation’s capital and a licensed automobile driver for both the State of California and Oklahoma. He is a card carrying member of a multitude of prestigious wholesale clubs and has mistakenly subscribed to a variety of marketing newsletters.

Derek is currently accepting free business lunches from executives and industry professionals.

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Events featuring Derek Doublin
Events featuring Derek Doublin