Filmmaker, digital artist and writer Derek Pearson grew up in small-town New Zealand. In recent times, his main focus is creating works that encourage the healthy, honest expression of each and every individual.
Social values tell us it's more important to be useful than it is to be ourselves. If we decide that our priority is being who we are, does it mean we'll be at odds with society? Not necessarily. 'The Willing Misfit' asserts that we can express our true selves and yet lead a healthy, satisfying life alongside our social compatriots.