My name is Dean Kavanagh, I am an independent, avant-garde, low/no- budget filmmaker from Ireland. While being an active filmmaker from an early age, I began to favour more 'visual stories' and from 2006 onwards I began to reduce conventional narrative elements. In 2008 I was discovered by independent Iranian filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi. From there on I concentrated on experimental filmmaking. During the period 2008-2010 I made around 15 shorts as part of the Dublin based 'Experimental Film Society' established by Rashidi. In 2010 I contributed a segment called 'Detritus' to the Remodernist Filmmmakers collaborative feature film 'In Passing' (2011).
To-date I have completed over 28 short films and 1 feature film. Overall, my work has been described as visual with attention to the image/sound relationship. I hold an honours degree in Media Arts, and have also composed music for short films and a collection of my own experimental/concept projects. I've worked occasionally as a freelance cinematographer and have also won awards in this field.