I’m pleased to announce Volume 4 Issue 1 of Intellect Books’ Short Film Studies released this month features my latest short film Class 15! The book includes a shot-by-shot breakdown of the short, the script and an in-depth interview on how and why I made the film. To purchase a copy, visit this link: HERE
Class 15 has had a successful festival run in 2016 and 2017, and I can confirm further festival screenings coming up globally.
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2017
- Thur 21 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne San Fernando
- Sun 24 Sept, 11.00am, MovieTowne POS Screen 8
Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival 2017
Sat 30th Sept 6:15pm
International Black Film Festival of Nashville 2017
Sat Oct 7th 2017 - Nashville, USA
London Festival TBA 2017
26th November 2017 (Details soon) UK
I was fortunate this week to present a screening of my latest short film Class 15 at Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London. The flm played alongside an early screening of feature film Moonlight (2016). Thank you to B3 Media, and Ritzy Cinema for making this possible. More screenings to be announced in 2017.
Class 15 is set to premiere at two Oscar qualifying film festivals this month. The film will screen at Encounters Film Festival in Bristol on Wednesday 21st September, then will screen the following day on Thursday 22nd at Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. For tickets, see below.
The trailer for my latest short film Class 15 was released today. To view, click HERE.
The film stars Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Anthony Houghton, Sophia Hall and Neil Reidman.
The film will be screened at film festivals worldwide in 2016 and 2017. For updates, follow the facebook group: facebook.com/class15film
For those yet to catch JASPER in San Francisco, the film is coming to you. Catch the film Sunday June 19th at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased HERE
Ribbon will be returning to London this June, screening at the East End Film Festival on 30th June 2016. Tickets are available HERE
My new short Class 15 has been picture locked! Daniel Simpson at Emerald Sound is handling sound mixing, while the team at Dirty Looks are handling colour grading. Check out the previous films they've worked on. http://dirtylooks.co.uk/Read More
'Class 15' will be a 12-minute "proof of concept" short film towards a feature film project. B3 Media founder Marc Boothe will be the executive producer.
Filming dates are February 9th and 19th 2016 (TBC) in Elephant & Castle, London.
LOGLINE: A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.
The film has a wonderful cast including Sharon Duncan Brewster, Neil Reidman, Sophia Hall and Anthony Houghton.
Writer/Director: Dean Leon Anderson Producer: Shereen Billings
2016 will be off to a great start, as we premiere Ribbon at the BAFTA qualifying London Short Film Festival. The short film, starring Marion Keogh and Emjay Elitus will be screening January 11th in London. Tickets are available here: http://shortfilms.org.uk/events/2016-01-11-new-shorts-mother
So, what does Velvet Gold Pictures do when we’re not making movies? Well, we recently were hired to film interviews with Denzel Washington, recording artists Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, Usher and shoot a promo for Beverley Knight. Check out Denzel's interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-E3vtkpxoMRead More
I was invited to the Director’s Guild of America for brunch in Los Angeles last month. There, I met a host of other talented up and coming filmmakers. The brunch provided a great opportunity to introduce my film work. Special thanks to the DGA and Executive Director Ayuko Babu. Read the full story in the DGA magazine HERE