Dean Leon Anderson is a writer / director born in London, England. He is an alumnus at the University of Greenwich. Trained by BAFTA nominated film director Yann Demange (’71), Dean has premiered work at prestigious film festivals, including Encounters and the London Short Film Festival.
Dean’s short film Jasper was nominated for various awards in 2015, including Best Narrative Short at Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles, and has screened over thirty occasions wordwide, including the BFI Southbank in London.
Dean is a multi-talent, often writing, directing, producing and editing film productions. He was selected by the 2015 B3 Media Talent Lab programme to develop his short film Class 15. The film was commissioned and funded by Creative Skillset and stars Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Top Boy, Eastenders). Class 15 premiered at the Oscar qualifying Encounters Film Festival 2016 in the UK and Urbanworld Film Festival 2016 in the U.S.
Dean has recently directed online commercials for Universal, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Kiss FM. He is currently in development on three feature film projects; a feature-length version of Class 15, a film written by screenwriter Hugh Stoddart called My Songs Inside, and a feature film drama about the late boxer Joe Walcott.