MICHAEL JAMES DEAN
Writer / Director / Editor / Producer
"Director Michael J. Dean manages to create a horror comedy with depth and relevancy in the span of fifteen minutes."
- Atomic Fan Girl
"Hatred and prejudice towards race, religion, sexuality and gender are all strong subjects in today’s society. Thanks to the Internet it has become far easier for those to spread a message of hatred to the masses. Already Dead is about a group of individuals struggling to live in a world that is unable to accept them for more than what they can see, much like migrants today who are victimised because of the main stream media and misrepresented stereotypes."
Michael is an award winning Writer, Director working in Film (Short and Feature), TV and Online content.
In 2013 Michael founded POSH DINOSAUR PRODUCTIONS creating new and original content for Film, TV and Online media. Since Michael launched the company, it has gone from strength to strength. Michael’s first short film DARJEELING (2013) was selected for the Top Shorts Film Festival and the Los Angeles Cinefest. In 2015 Michael wrote, directed and starred in original comedy web series CUPID (2015). The series was an official selection at ten international festivals picking up four nominations including Best Comedic Writing (Miami Web Fest 2015), Promising UK Web Series (UK Web Fest 2015) and Winning Best Web Series (Digitalmation Awards May 2015).
Michael is currently developing three feature scripts including a full-length version of ALREADY DEAD and Horror Feature A LONG WEEKEND and ASHES TO ASHES a screenplay about two estranged brothers who are tasked with scattering their late fathers ashes across the country and in turn discovering more about each other and themselves.
Michael is also developing his award winning web series CUPID into a full series and has completed a comedy pilot; GAME OVER about a group of misfits who run a failing retro video game store, who will stop at nothing to make the business succeed.
Michael has a distinct style; creating pieces that encourage you to laugh one moment and cry the next. A raw talent Michael creates characters that are unique, exciting and entertaining. He continues to drive his career forward with a drive and passion to produce high quality work that entertains and educates.
Photo courtesy of Ricky J Payne
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