SEPTEMBER 12, 2017:

VICELAND/SBS - 'YES OR NO?'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

As Australia prepares for its referendum on same-sex marriage, Ireland celebrates its second-year anniversary of passing the same law. Ireland and Australia are the only two countries to take the issue to a public vote - and this film speaks to Irish people on both sides of the issue , and asks what effect two years of marriage equality has had on their society.

SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017:

VICELAND/SBS - JAPAN'S CHEERLEADING GRANNIES

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 16 Minute Film 

What is the secret to living large in old age? This film meets a squad of octogenerian Japanese cheerleaders, who are having even more fun in their old age than they were in their youth. The cheerleading crew of 'Japan Pom-Poms' are vivacious, touching and quite naughty. This film won a UN Media Award for Promotion of the Empowerment of Older People.

AUGUST 15, 2017:

VICELAND / SBS -CALIFORNIA'S WATER WARS

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

This film was shot at the end of the sixth summer of drought - and examines the complicated relationship between 'haves' and 'have-nots' in California's struggle for water. California's Water Wars visits towns that have literally run dry, and looks at what life is like without this essential resource. 

JUNE 11, 2017:

VICELAND/SBS - TINY HOME REBEL

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

This film takes you beneath the bridges and tarpaulins of Los Angeles' homeless, revealing the human stories behind the city's crisis. We meet one man determined to fix the problem, one tiny house at a time - and his running battle with city authorities. This film is distributed worldwide by Journeyman pictures, and enjoyed strong international sales. It was also the winner of a Bronze Award for Social Issues at the 2018 New York TV and Film Awards. 

APRIL 11, 2017:

VICELAND/SBS - ROBOT LOVE IN JAPAN

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

In Japan, robots are used for companionship, household tasks, sex. But can they be the remedy for something deeper and more human: loneliness? From the laboratory of realistic robot-maker Hiroshi Ishiguro, to the streets, sex shops and Shinto temples of Tokyo - this film explores the Japanese fascination with technology, and asks important questions about the future of human-robot relationships. 

MARCH 28, 2017:

VICELAND/SBS - 'END OF OBAMACARE?'

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

Starting out as a documentary about the repeal of Obamacare, this film ends up tracking the rise and fall of the American Healthcare Act, or 'Trumpcare'. Traveling through Louisiana and Pennsylvania, we meet people on both sides of the partisan divide who find themselves in life-or-death situations due to the shortcomings of the US system. 

JANUARY 17, 2017:

FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN - 'OPERATION FARM AND RUN'

Credit: Director/DP

Clip: 2 minute campaign intro

An excursion into the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico - where the legendary Tarahumara tribe are fighting for survival. This campaign raised awareness and funds towards a network off organic chia seed farms to help the tribe become self-sustaining again. In conjunction with Health Warrior - a fast-growing natural foods company. 

OCTOBER 11, 2016:

SBS DATELINE - WHO'S STILL WITH TRUMP?

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

SBS DATELINE is a flagship current affairs programme with a 30 year history. This film is a road trip through America's 'Rust Belt' examining communities who are turning from Democrat to Republican due to economic shock. Against the backdrop of a toxic electoral race, we meet real characters juggling desperation and big decisions. Shot on location in Ohio and Pennsylvania, USA.

JULY 28, 2016:

WEB CAMPAIGN - THE HEALTH WARRIOR WAY

Credit: Director/DP

Clip: Web Commercials/Branding

Teaming up with HEALTH WARRIOR, Dean conceived and executed a campaign to profile various inspirational fitness personalities. Example clip is BlackList LA, a group that combines running and public art. The campaign achieved a total reach of over 1,000,000. Shot on location in Los Angeles, CA. 

JUNE 28, 2016:

SBS DATELINE - PRIDE UNDER FIRE

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

SBS DATELINE is a flagship current affairs programme with a 30 year history. This was a quick turnaround film; made in the wake of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Set in Louisville, Kentucky, one week after the tragedy. We embed at the 'sister' night club of Pulse, and with the broader LGBTQ community in the lead up to Louisville's own 'Pride' week. The film examines LGBTQ rights, gun control and religious backlash. 'Pride Under Fire' was in the official selection for 'Outfest' in West Hollywood, California, 2017. 

MAY 24, 2016:

SBS DATELINE - KOREA'S FAKE FUNERALS

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

SBS DATELINE is a flagship current affairs programme with a 30 year history. In this installment, aired May 2016, Dean looks into suicide rates in South Korea, and the unusual phenomenon of 'fake funerals' as a treatment for those suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts. Shot on location in Seoul, South Korea.

APRIL 12, 2016:

SBS DATELINE - KOREA'S INTERNET ADDICTS

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

SBS DATELINE is a flagship current affairs programme with a 30 year history. This film documents the characters and events at a government-run 'digital detox centre' where internet-addicted teens go technology-free for a month. Shot on location in Seoul and Muju, South Korea. 

APRIL 1, 2016:

SBS DATELINE - KICKED BACK TO CAMBODIA

Credit: Reporter / DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film 

SBS DATELINE is a flagship current affairs programme with a 30 year history. In this installment, aired March 2016, Dean looks at the lives of Cambodian-Americans and Cambodian-Australians in exile. Shot on location in Phnom Penh, Stockton, San Fransisco, Long Beach and Philadelphia. 

MARCH 12, 2016:

ASIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL - SEASON 4

Credit: Co-Executive Producer / Director / Opening Titles Director

Clip: Opening Titles

ASIA'S NEXT TOP MODEL aired March-May 2016. Dean spent time in Singapore making this series , which is being heralded as the most epic of the franchise so far. Excerpt is the opening title sequence, co-conceived and directed by Dean.