Dean studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. In 2011 he directed 4 'devised on the day' improvised films including 'METRO 7 BIS' which was shot in Paris. 'Metro 7 Bis’ travelled to many festivals including Palm Springs Shortfest, Austin Film Festival and was shown on US TV. While attending PS Shortfest he made 'White' which was shot in one night around West Hollywood and is currently BFI's POSTROOM PICK.
In 2014 he wrote and directed short film 'UNDER'. Cast included Keeley Forsyth (JK Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy') in the lead role and a cameo from Daisy Ridley (Star Wars:The Force Awakens).
Dean attended the Berlinale Talent Campus 2016 and was selected by the BFI MENTORSHIP PROGRAM to be mentored by producer Iain Canning (The Kings Speech, Hunger, Shame).
He is currently developing his first feature film 'The Ride' to be produced by Elizabeth Boag and Dan Cleland through Lions Den FIlms.