Dean, by way of Hinckley, Falmouth, Karlstad, and Toronto, is a London-based, award-winning, multidisciplinary director working across factual films and commercial campaigns. Dean has worked for global brands such as Adidas, Budweiser, Formula 1, LEGO, NBA, Timberland, Virgin, Vogue, and WWF.
In 2021, Dean’s social campaign film “Fanzone” made for the International Olympic Committee won the best-integrated campaign at The Drum Awards. In 2020, Dean was nominated for an AICP Next Award for his work on BWM’s campaign “First Fashion” featuring actor, model, and activist Indya Moore.
In 2019, Dean was commissioned by TOPIC to direct the pilot episode of his documentary series “Over My Dead Hobby” exploring the world of niche magazines that support obscure hobbies. In 2018, Dean directed the interactive documentary “Change Gout” that won two Cannes Lion Pharma and two Health Clios awards. In the same year, Dean produced the multi-cam 16mm music video “Non-Stop” for Drake, which has been streamed over 98 million times.
Dean co-directed the film “Living Masterpiece” which featured as part of the campaign that went on to win two D&AD Pencils. Dean was selected for two consecutive years running as an ’emerging artist’ by the New/Now Festival for his moving image films “Tunnel Vision” and “Ctrl Alt Shift”.
Outside of filmmaking Dean has worked alongside artists and musicians, performing live visuals at concerts as well as working on installations. This includes “LDN24” a media art project by The Light Surgeons for the Museum of London’s Sackler Hall. The film presents an anthropomorphic portrait of London to reveal the abstract dance of the 24-hour city.
Dean collaborated with Japanese film director Momoko Andô to perform a live remix of her feature-length film “Kakera” creating a modular narrative of the film performed at the opening night of the Raindance Film Festival.
Dean is a graduate of University College Falmouth, Karlstad University, and London College of Communication.