2018: 40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - THEATRICAL RELEASE

Credit: Director of Photography / Post-Production Supervisor 

Clip: Theatrical Trailer

"They were going to be the next big thing. But sh*t happened." This film reveals for the first time the beauty and brilliance of Magic Music. Active in the 1970s in Boulder, Colorado, Magic Music imploded and scattered to every corner of the US. 40 years later, this movie follows Magic Music's number one super-fan (and Hollywood bigshot) Lee Aronsohn as he tries to reunite the band. Winner of Best Music Documentary at Boulder, Napa and Richmond International Film Festivals; and distributed theatrically in six cities across the US.

OCTOBER 12, 2018:

VICELAND/SBS - 'KOREA'S DOG FIGHT'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

Do dogs belong on the dinner plate? South Korea is in the middle of a war over a cultural practice as the younger generation defends canines in a battle against customs and tradition. SBS Dateline is Australia's flagship international current affairs programme, which airs on the Viceland/SBS networks and is distributed internationally through Journeyman Pictures. This film was shot on location in South Korea.

JULY 22, 2018:

ADK JAPAN/SAATCHI: 'UNIVERSAL STREET GAMES'

Credit: Director

Clip: Episode

This fast-turnaround series was shot and delivered on a daily basis; whilst maintaining top production values. Toyota Motor Company flies some of the world's best dancers, musicians and athletes to the US for a road-trip to the famous X-Games. Dean directed the series, whilst US production services were provided by his corporation, The Poolside Group, Inc.

JULY 3, 2018:

VICELAND/SBS - 'DEFENDING GENDER: THE PROUD BOYS'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

This film examines a men’s ‘support group’, who say they are fighting to reclaim what feminism took away from men. Do they have legitimate concerns about western culture, or are they preaching hate and sexism?  The Proud Boys are a group of men who say they are speaking up for a new class of minority: the disenfranchised young male. This film was shot on location in New York, New Jersey and Texas.

MAY 30, 2018:

DISCOVERY USA/ANIMAL PLANET - 'THE CRYPTID FACTOR'

Credit: DIRECTOR

Clip: Network Promo

For Animal Planet's 'Monster Week', the Cryptid Factor took over the network! This multicam shoot featured international superstar Rhys Darby, UK radio and TV personality Dan Schreiber, and all around good guy 'Buttons' -providing links for an entire week's worth of programming over a two day pre-record. This was shot on location in Hollywood, CA.

MAY 20, 2018:

VICELAND/SBS - 'THE VEGAN WARS'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

This film examines the rise of extreme vegan activists in England. Dean embeds with a third-generation dairy farmer who’s been called a rapist and a murderer; as well as the Australian vegan activist kicking up a storm in the UK. SBS Dateline is Australia's flagship international current affairs programme, which airs on the Viceland/SBS networks and is distributed internationally through Journeyman Pictures. This film was shot on location in the UK.

MARCH  27, 2018:

VICELAND/SBS - 'YOUTH IN REVOLT'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

Millennials across America are rising up against President Trump and taking over city hall. Can two millennial mayors beat old politics to save their struggling cities or will youth let them down? SBS Dateline is Australia's flagship international current affairs programme, which airs on the Viceland/SBS networks and is distributed internationally through Journeyman Pictures. This film was shot on location in Boston and California.

MARCH 01, 2018:

MEDIAWORKS: "THE GOOD SH*T"

Credit: DP (United States)

Clip: Network Promo

This fascinating science documentary series looks at the controversial medical practice of human fecal transplants. Dean's DP work made up the United States portions of the series, and was shot on location in Texas and California.

FEBRUARY 20, 2018:

VICELAND/SBS - 'SWAPPED: FROM MANUS TO MISSOURI'

Credit: Reporter/DP

Clip: 30 Minute Film

With world-first access to heartfelt interviews with refugees swapped in a deal between Australia and the USA.; this film examines what it's like arriving in Trump’s America after 4 years on Manus Island. SBS Dateline is Australia's flagship international current affairs programme, which airs on the Viceland/SBS networks and is distributed internationally through Journeyman Pictures. This film was shot on location in Missouri and Texas.

JANUARY 20, 2018

TOYOTA BELIEVE: DRIVING INNOVATION

Credit: Director

Clip: Episode

These commercial episodes look at innovation, and the future of human mobility. Shot on location at CES in Las Vegas, and featuring Dr Michelle Dickinson, these short pieces marry positive brand messaging with scientific exploration. Made in conjunction with Saatchi & Saatchi, Media Blanco and Toyota.