While at the film school Dean also directed a "spec" TVC for PowerAde (in which a man fights a clone of himself) and a spot for the Westmead Children's Hospital's "Teddy Bears Picnic".
His graduating film VERMIN is a stylish visual portrait of a post-apocalyptic world overrun by hundreds of feral cats, many of which were created digitally. The film has screened at the Karovy Vary and Palm Springs International Film Festivals.
In total, Dean has directed thirteen shorts which have had more than 70 film festival screenings and won numerous awards, including Best Student Film at the St Kilda Film Festival.
In 2001, Dean co-directed, co-wrote, produced and edited the short feature Crazy Richard which premiered at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and secured a North American DVD release through Ariztical Entertainment. Also included on the DVD were two half-hour episodes of the internet sitcom I Can't Even Think Straight! which Dean wrote, directed and produced.
Prior to attending the AFTRS Dean completed an Advanced Diploma in Cinematography at the Institute of Lens Arts Australia and also worked as a field producer for ABC Television's youth digital arm Fly TV.
As an actor, Dean has appeared in numerous roles on the stage and screen, including the popular soap Neighbors. He was also the front-man of Melbourne indie rock outfit One Trick Pony.
Currently, Dean has a slate of feature films in development and works as a freelance director.
For more information visit www.deanfrancis.com
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