Writer | Director | Poet
Rory Dean is a filmmaker with an eclectic background.
His early pursuits of literature, creative writing and poetry have earned him two supporting undergraduate degrees, English and Liberal Arts,as well as severalpublished short stories and poetry over the years. His passion for story telling started to change during his undergraduate work when he began taking film studies as an unofficial minor. His first foray into filmmaking began, as it has for many, with a super 8 short called Now I Lay Me down to Sleep. Immediately he started developing short film ideas which lead to his first major film undertaking, a thirty two minute ensemble piece called Irreconcilable in 2002.
In 2005 Rory applied and was accepted into the director's track of the master's program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he has been studying directing, script writing, cinematography, and editing. In the past year and a half he has completed five video shorts and four 16mm short films, not including photography and experimental work.
His recent films have ranged from dramatic character studies to introspective personal journeys, films like the color 16mm short Just Before Over and The Dinner Party produced in 2005. Most recently he completed two short films during the Spring 2006 semester. The Way We Say Goodbye is a 24p NTSC video short featuring a cast of talented local actors, shot in San Francisco and the East Bay. The Rail Yard is a color 16mm short, a hybrid theater performance utilizing traditional film cameratechniques. Both films are in post production and are expected to begin the festival circuit some time this year.
His latest films continue to mature and broaden his horizons toward his goal of directing feature length films.
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