Deron Albright has been making films since 1994. His short film The Legend of Black Tom (2005) played as part of over 25 film festivals, and screened in venues from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Mumbai, India and Amsterdam. It garnered thirteen awards of excellence, including a Director's Choice Award from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, a Best of the Fest Award (Grand Prize) from the Humboldt Film Festival, and an "Honorable Mention" (second prize) from the prestigious Robeson Awards of the Newark Black Film Festival. The film was also anthologized in the Journal of Short Film, Volume 5, and broadcast on NJN Public Television in 2006.

Abright's feature script, based on the same material, is currently in development. Prior to Black Tom, he gained recognition as co-producer and director of photography on Francisco Menendez's featurette Medio Tiempo (Part Time, Showtime Network, 2001).

A Midwesterner at heart, Albright has called Philadelphia home for the last 10 years. He earned his MFA from Temple University's program in Film & Media Arts. Currently, he is a tenured faculty at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he lives with his wife, Lori, and their two sons, Jaspar (10) and Dashiel (6). Albright was the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to Ghana for 2008-2009, where he taught advanced directing courses at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) of Ghana and worked to realize his dream of bringing his feature directorial debut The Destiny of Lesser Animals (Sibo ne kra, Dabo ne kra) to fruition.