Bio

 Dean Kavanagh (2011)



Dean Kavanagh is an independent filmmaker from Wicklow, Ireland where he has been active in the film industry for over a decade. He became a member of the international filmmaking collective Experimental Film Society (EFS) in 2008 and has completed more than 50 short films and 5 at feature-length.  By way of cinematography and dense sonic structure he forms sensory atmospheres that attempt to fold narrative and form back on themselves. Explorations of time, biology and landscape are key concerns of his filmography which seeks to probe the void between frames and form an ongoing exploration of the zone between the audience and the screen. His films have been screened internationally.
He has worked as a video editor as well as freelance cinematographer on commercial projects, winning awards in this field. In 2013 Dean founded Easter Film Group as a creative platform for his films. He is a member of the EFS sound project “Cinema Cyanide”, from which ambient, drone and noise music is produced in the form of online album releases. He has been a recipient of The Irish Arts Council’s ‘Film Bursary Award’ and ‘Film Project Award’. He is currently employed by the Irish Film Programming department of the Irish Film Institute (IFI). He also holds a BA Hons. degree in Media Arts.



  Filmography
(2008-present |  Short Film)


2008 |
           Memory Room
           The Young Man
           The Girl With The Straw Hat
           The Birth of Cinema
           On Foot
           3 Over 4        
           ( f )
           Sorry
           No Change

2009 |
           Early Hours of the Morning
           Poor Edward

2010 |
           (M)
           Capgras
           The Man In Autumn
           The Distance

2011 |
           Detritus (In Passing)
           November
           Last Sunday
           Light From An Old Town


2012 |
           Good Evening
           The Last of Deductive Frames  (scene 3)
           Abandon
           Nocturnum
           Sound From The Valley Floor
           Maritime


2013 |
           The Last of Deductive Frames  (scene 9)
           Late Hours of the Night   (5 part mini-series)
           Revenants on Trial   (Single-channel loop with sound)

2014 |
           First Transmission
           HSP 176    - collaboration with Rouzbeh Rashidi
           HSP 181-190    - collaboration with Rouzbeh Rashidi

2015 |
           Cloud of Skin: 'Making Of' Featurette  - collaboration with Maximilian Le Cain
           HSP 191-199 - collaboration with Maximilian Le Cain & Rouzbeh Rashidi
           Friends with Johnny Kline
           The Curse of Johnny Kline (3D)
           The Curse of Johnny Kline (2D)
           Cut to the Chase
           Unknown
           Ornaments of the Bone
           Johnny Kline's Xmas Message

2016 |
          Trailer of Trailers - a promo for Rouzbeh Rashidi's Trailers (2016)
          This Harmony is an Accident - collaboration with Anja Mahler
          My Name is Brutus Murdock and I Live in Hell (single channel loop with sound)
          Some Say Chance  - reconstruction of partially lost film by Michael Farrell (1934), for the Irish Film Institute

2017 |

          Johnny Kline's in it for the Money - a film by Johnny Kline



( Feature Film)

2012 |
           History of Water

2013 |
           A Harbour Town

2014 |
           Forbidden Symmetries  - collaborative film with Rouzbeh Rashidi & Maximilian Le Cain
           Return of Suspicion
           Polar Nights

2017 |
           Animal Kingdom
           HSP 200: The End of an Era - Entertaining the Invalid (in production)
         
     



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