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Alan Dean

Director + DP + Editor


My name is Alan and I am a DP and Director based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I attended Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, earning my BFA in Film Production with an emphasis in cinematography. I started my career in Los Angeles as a freelance cinematographer, shooting short films, music videos, and independent feature films. Notably, The Phoenix Project (2015) had a limited theatrical release, was reviewed in the LA Times, and received a distribution deal, ultimately landing on Netflix.


After re-locating to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, I established myself as a commercial director and DP. I have created content for Google, Airbnb, Ford, Autodesk, HP, Uber, Dupont, and many other well-known brands. I have navigated shooting overseas, worked with celebrity talent and a Michelin Star chef, and directed campaigns with custom set builds and six-figure budgets.

With 10+ years of professional filmmaking experience, I have a strong attention to detail and a deep understanding of visual storytelling. My leadership style is based on the understanding that production is a collaborative effort, and I strive to lead with confidence and empathy.


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