Dean Owen-Sims is an award-winning Producer/Director, specialising in docudrama & animation who thrives in demanding locations.
He has produced, directed and edited two feature length documentaries (screened in multiple film festivals) and sixteen short documentaries filmed in countries such as Moldova, Turkey, Palestine, Burma, China, India and the Philippines.
In the corporate world, Dean has produced twenty-one short films, eight TV commercials, two music videos, one fashion film and helped to create the world's first Virtual Reality online shop. He has worked with premium clients such as Canon, eBay, IBM, Red Bull, Electronic Arts, Guns and Roses and MGM Films across Australia, North and Central America, the Middle East and South-East Asia. His work for Canon won the converted Grand Prix at Cannes, several Spike awards and a Golden Drum award.
This work has been distributed in cinemas, on television, computers and mobile devices through various streaming services and social media platforms. The 11 TV shows that Dean has produced aired on the BBC and the SKY Sports channels and continue to be syndicated internationally.
Having studied film in London and New York, Dean was awarded a scholarship to complete his Masters in Video Production and Film Studies in Ealing Studios whilst at the London College of Music and Media. Now a sought after lecturer, Dean has held Masterclasses in London, New York, throughout Southern Africa and South-East Asia. He has held tenure at the prestigious Limokowing University and lectured on production and film studies at their campuses around the world. Dean enjoys mentoring new content creators, writing about the film industry for the Raindance Film Festival and sitting on expert panels at film festivals such as the International Christian Film and Music Festival.
When Dean is not on set or in the edit suite he can be found kickboxing or planning his next trip, knee deep in back issues of National Geographic.
Dean remains loyal to this advertising roots by consistently producing content in new, challenging locations and has three narrative feature film projects in development whilst investigating international co-productions. View his showreel below for selected highlights.