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 Matt Dean

What is your favourite programme?

Twin Peaks

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?

Stanley Kubrick

What is one of your favourite quotes?

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it - Alfred Hitchcock

One Thing Students Won't Know About Me...

 When I'm in a restaurant, I have a competition with myself to order the hottest thing on the menu.

Experience

I have come to lecture straight from the film and corporate communications industry. To make sure that I am up-to-date with current trends and keeping fresh with the industry, I still dabble in camera operating when not lecturing.

I started out as most people in the industry will have, being a runner and affectionately named 'tea monkey' in the very prestigious Saatchi and Saatchi building in London. After I passed the first hurdle I began to work my way up to becoming a camera operator, whilst also producing, writing and directing pieces along the way. I have worked for many global and prestigious brands including, but not limited to Sony, Haagen Dazs, Centre Parcs and National Grid.

Academically I studied Media Production at the University of Lincoln, I then continued to further my knowledge by completing an MA (Dist) in Film Production. I was fortunate enough to be given this highest MA mark that the University has ever had, whilst also receiving the Award of Excellence in Media Production.

I currently have an internationally acknowledged short film doing the festival rounds in places such as California, Ohio, Mississippi, as well as throughout Europe.