Dean Drinkel

Dean Drinkel

Screenwriter/Director/Producer at DrAx Productions
Director, Screenwriter and Producer

London, England

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February 2021
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About Dean

Dean M Drinkel is a published author, editor, script-doctor, award winning script-writer and film director and was Associate Editor of FEAR Magazine. He has contributed several articles to various publications and in 2018 established the horror press DEMAIN PUBLISHING (over 150 books published to date!).

A member of the International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences, he has been invited / selected to attend The Script Factory’s SCENE INSIDERS programme (2005), two BFI project labs (2019 – writing & producing), two Storyfutures (immersive technology) labs as well as in December 2020, a Sundance Institute programme in TV writing (ran early 2021) and an advanced TV writing lab in July - Sept 2021.

In 2020, one of Dean’s spec scripts reached the top 4% of submissions for the BBC Writer’s Academy; he joined the board of a Scottish based TV & Film production company and become an active member of both the WGGB’s Film & TV committees. Also in 2020, Dean reconnected with actor John Carrigan and together they wrote a pilot tv script “The Other Side of Darkness” based on John’s life (and published book), currently out in the market-place.

In February 2021 BBC Radio Kent broadcasted his “The Tale Eaters” (with Michael Chance, Keith Drinkel and Carolyn Seymour), later selected for the 2022 International Audio Drama Festival. His short story “Weird” was broadcast as a Cyro Pod Tape (Episode 5) in May 2021. In August, Dean helped produce (and was 1st AD) the short film “Musketeer” (written/directed by Philip Shaw, starring Kevin McNally). In April 2022 Dean and writer/director Sharon Axcell established film / tv production company DrAx Productions.

Dean has over fifty credits to his name in the field of genre writing (including short stories, collections, novellas, anthologies); has written and directed fifteen theatrical plays in London and the South East of England and during the years 2002 – 2008, he wrote and directed several short experimental films. In 2017 he directed the short film “15” for Midas Light Films (screened at the Solaris Festival in Nice, the Med. Film Festival and the Malta International Film Festival amongst others) which in November 2018 was awarded Best European Film at Malta. In 2019 Dean was 1st AD on the horror / comedy “Dracula On Holiday”; in 2021 he directed the feature film “The Good Wife” for Fourstreete Productions (currently in post).

Dean has won five awards for his script-writing, one for directing and was runner-up for the 2001 Sir Peter Ustinov Screenwriting Award (International Emmys) with his teleplay “Ghosts”. He has made several appearances on radio stations K2K and BigHitsRadio.

His upcoming productions are the short movies “The Audition” (horror) and “A Night In Hell” (period drama/horror) and the feature film, “Your Ghost” (horror), all for DrAx Productions.

Unique traits: Loves horror and history in equal measure. Lover of all things French... And for my sins I support the Dallas Cowboys and Tottenham Hotspur FC




  • Black Time

    Black Time (2023)
    Film (short) by DrAx Productions / Sharon Axcell Producer Dexter, a brilliant and relentless scientist, pushes the boundaries of human knowledge by inventing a ground-breaking time-machine. But her invention spirals into chaos when it unwittingly turns into a malevolent black hole, threatening the very existence of the world…

  • Island Of Wonder & Despair

    Island Of Wonder & Despair (2021 - 2022)
    Film by HOTS/Sharon Axcell Line Producer

  • Musketeer

    Musketeer (2021)
    Film (short) by Toy Soldiers/Phil Shaw 1st AD

  • The Good Wife

    The Good Wife (2021)
    Film by FourStreete/Dean M. Drinkel Director

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