Derek Banner - Founder
When after graduating from Business school I decided to follow my passion for entrepreneurship, with focus on digital media, publishing, ideation, and finally launched my career into film and television, little did I think of then was the fact that I was living in a part of the world, Scandinavia, where there was no black and minority film director, film producer, or TV content creator. I was sort of stepping into an uncharted territory, and I have met and experienced more than a great dose of challenges. But with strong passion and dedication I have demonstrated skills and expertise in devising original ideas and contents for global TV shows which are among the biggest successes out of Scandinavia, such as Minute To Win It on NBC, FRAPA awarded World's most sold gameshow in 2011 and 2012, and Luxury Trap, Lyxfällan, a Scandinavian classic with more than 25 seasons in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.
While learning the Ins & Outs of filmmaking I wrote filmscripts and produced, directed, edited short films.
In 2002 I founded BUMP, Banner Universal Motion Pictures LTD, LLC (BUMP UK, BUMP USA), a multimedia company with the mission to create, develop, and produce original TV formats for worldwide distribution and licensing, including TV series, feature films, digital technology concepts, branding, apps, music, etc.
BUMP has to date created a large portfolio of scripted TV series and feature films as well as unscripted TV show formats with global franchise potential, spanning across drama, crime, comedy drama, factual entertainment, gameshow, talent show, cooking, dating, family entertainment, fashion, comedy, gamercial, Fictiality, Reality, Art Contest, etc.
BUMP has recently created and is developing POST IN PUBLIC™, PIP, the missing link between Social Media and Public Media.
With an increasing competition for subscribers, streaming services and film producers are looking for ways to integrate brand products in movies to generate revenues, eliminate or lower streaming subscription costs, and finance production. But how do one uses ads in streaming movies without subjecting viewers to interrupting ad breaks? BUMP has identified and created an effective way that solves this dilemma, BRANDED CREDITS™.
Specialties: Original Intellectual Property Creation, Ideation, Scripted TV series, Unscripted television formats, development, production, co-production, branded content, marketing, branding, brainstorming, digital technology, innovation, publishing, scriptwriting, apps, social media, licensing, negotiation, music, partnerships, TV movies, video editing.
One common thing that fuels the mind of an entrepreneur and a creative soul is passion, passion which translates into love, the love of doing something meaningful and exciting. And once you've found that passion you feel the need to share it with like minded souls, the people you trust with your creative work. Setbacks are simply hurdles to overcome, when one door closes you see many more open. That's the power of passion.
Below is a list of some of my created work:
BORN WITHOUT A MOTHER™
LIVE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE™
AFTER NUCLEAR CALAMITY™
CAN YOU WIN IT™
SHOWER OR SPOTLIGHT™
FULLCIRCLEBALL - FULL CIRCLE BALL™
FOOD FROM THE STARS™
SONGS FROM THE STARS™
FASHION FROM THE STARS™
TEST DRIVE MY FIANCÉ/E
I wrote, produced, directed, and edited in 2006 the short film
GANGSTERS - DESPERATE MEASURES
I wrote and produced in 2002 the short horror film EYE WOMAN, starring renowned Danish actress Anne Louise Hassing.
I wrote, produced, and directed MONEY BREAD AND LUST. Not yet released.
SELF PUBLISHED BOOKS
THE MYSTERY OF COPENHAGEN UNDERGROUND™, Political thriller
A HEAD FULL OF CHIPS™ Children's story