Over the last 15 years , he’s worked with brands such as Hyundai, Nissan, Westpac, CommBank, Foxtel, Fox Sports, IGA, Taubmans, Optus and Woolworths. He’s also survived directing children, celebrities and animals more than once.
Called the "film that broke the internet's heart", the release of the short "New Life" for the Children's Medical Research Institute saw 1 million unpaid views in less than 72 hours. It's now been seen by over 20 million.
And as a writer, his screenplays have been twice nominated for the Australian Writers Guild Monte Miller Awards.
But there’s a few things Dean’s crap at.
Like going over budget. Or over time. He's totally hopeless at getting stressed too. Can't throw a phone. Or won't. Guess we'll never know. And for a creative type, he's incredibly lacking in ego, consistently looking to trade up ideas for better ones, no matter where they come from.
He’s also an Aries. Father. Skier. Poor cook. Better friend. And a horrible son who doesn't call his Mum anywhere near enough (sorry Mum).
But what really drives him is his interest in people. So, if you're a person, he'd love to hear from you.