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Dean Francis is a multi-award winning director, producer and cinematographer.
Dean Francis is the Director, Cinematographer and Producer of the award-winning feature DROWN, currently in local release with distribution secured in the USA, UK and Europe. DROWN became the fastest-selling film in the history of Queerscreen after sell-out screenings in Sydney and Melbourne (where it won the Best Film Award) and a prestigious US Premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival.
Francis’ first feature as director, the supernatural thriller ROAD TRAIN (aka ROAD KILL) was released in 50 countries and garnered critical acclaim on its 2010 Australian theatrical release including the Special Jury Prize at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
Francis has directed and shot over a dozen short films which have screened at more than a hundred international film festival and been honoured with awards for direction, cinematography and acting. VERMIN which tells the story of an exterminator obsessed with a feral cat-boy was nominated at the Australian Directors Guild Awards and premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. BOYS GRAMMAR attracted national media attention for its graphic depiction of homophobic sexual violence and generated over a million YouTube views.
Dean holds a Master of Arts in Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) where he won Best Directed Drama Award and where he has also lectured. Dean is the owner of jj splice films which has a diverse development slate of projects in film, television and web.
Craig Boreham, is a Sydney based writer, director, designer and social media strategist.
He recently project managed the Screenability project for Metro Screen which aimed to increase participation and visibility of people living with disabilities who work in film and television. The content he produced has so far clocked up over 40,000 social media views.
Craig recently produced social media strategy for Flickerfest, generating more than 10,000 Facebook engagements.
A graduate the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Craig has directed short films, TVCs, music videos and has worked extensively in post-production on many projects.
His short drama TRANSIENT, premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and was nominated for the Teddy Award for best short film. Craig returned to Berlin as one of two Australian directors chosen to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2006 with classes and seminars held by industry heavy weights such as Michel Gondry, Charlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Christopher Doyle, and Anthony Dod Mantle.
In 2008 a retrospective of Craig's work, CINEMA OF TRUE POISON was presented by Fundacion Triangulo in Madrid..
Craig is currently in post-production on his debut feature film TEENAGE KICKS.
Timothy is a prolific writer and director and has also worked in a wide variety of production and post-production roles, including art department, camera department and editorial.