My name is Derek Dean, and I’m in the storytelling business. I’ve worked around the world in films, plays, pilots, shorts, and commercials. I've been fortunate enough to be apart of award-winning films such as Half Brothers, and award-winning plays such as, A Soldier's Play.
My first novel “Placebo Effect” is sold on Amazon. The second, “Stem Cells” is being shopped around by literary agents, and the third “What Was Once Called War” is being adapted into a Graphic novel.
My play “Before The End” debuted off-off-Broadway at The Hudson Guild Theater. “Five Days Until Frankfurt” is doing festival/contest circuits and sitting in the back pocket of Mindme films for funding.
“Coupled.” A relationship drama is heading to Berlin and hopefully California in 2019 pending theaters. “Unsung, Unsingable Love Songs” is being tinkered with as a film, pending budgets, and availability.
Outside of that world, I’m a photographer and an occasional stand-up comedian.
Unique traits: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Wrestling, Leaving politics out of it.
Pornstarstress Comedy Finding out why no one loves you can be hard, having a friend hook you up with a professional performer to tell you how you are in bed is also difficult.
Film by Christoph Lehmann (Comedy and Drama) Actor Two estranged, American half brothers with opposing political views and their significant others meet in a vacation house in the mountain resort village of Saas-Fee, Switzerland to get to know one another. Cut off from their typical means of technological distraction, their differences come to a head when their significant others "interfere" in their relationships, revealing the reality behind their personas. Written by Niles Maxwell
Film (short) by Amy Thorstenson (Comedy, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actor After anxiety-prone Emily breaks up with slightly-autistic Marvin, he reveals his plans to lock himself in his basement for the next 2 years as a Mars Capsule simulation. Emily must now decide whether to let Marvin cut himself off from the world or to join him on his journey to 'Mars.' Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor An unmotivated slacker goes through some major changes in his life, as well as the affect that has on his friendships with Charlie, Sharon and James.
The Old Man and the Lion
Film (short) by Justin Leyba (Drama and Family) Actor An aging father reconnects with his troubled son only to find out a promise made broken.
Chelsea Film Festival