Talent Guide

Darren Dean

  • Discipline:Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2011


Darren Dean was born and raised in Northern New Jersey, where he still resides. He is a graduate of William Paterson University. Prior to entering the world of film, Dean was a respected journalist and front-man for the popular New York-based rock band, Shot. Dean’s first foray into film was the multi-award winning short film Sleep Over, which caught the attention of director Sean Baker, leading the two to work together on Prince of Broadway. Dean recently wrapped as Producer on his second feature, Kinyarwanda (shot in Rwanda and directed by Alrick Brown), which will hit the festival circuit later this year. He is currently developing the Soul Tigers musical film slated to roll in 2012 and Brian Quain’s Mystery James for 2013. Dean is an Independent Spirit Award nominee.

Current Project

A Contract With God (Narrative Feature)


Within the walls of a tenement in the Bronx, hope, love, faith and loss transform a group of Jewish immigrants trying to carve out their own little piece of the American Dream during The Great Depression.