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Dean RonaldsDirector


Dean was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Denver. From a very early age he began story telling on stage acting. He continued acting through high school and in college his focus quickly turned from acting to filmmaking. He then enrolled into The Colorado film school. For the next few years Dean would create and experiment, writing, directing, producing, editing and shooting short films working in all mediums, from 16mm and super 16mm film to 35mm to digital cameras. 


When a quirky short film he directed "The Netherbeast of Berm-Tech Industries Incorporated" was accepted to over thirty five film festivals worldwide, the short film was developed into a feature. In 2005 Dean had the honor to direct big and small screen legend Robert Wagner in his short film "Little Victim" also starring Lori Singer. In 2006 Dean directed his first independent feature film "Netherbeast Incorporated" adapted from his short, a comedy about a group of non-traditional vampires in the office space. After the film had a small release, he quickly moved on to produce a handful of other independent features. In 2009 Dean and his brother Brian wrote for the second season of Tyler Perry's widely popular TBS sitcom, "Meet the Browns". In 2011, Dean directed his second indie feature film "Ashley". The film is a drama about a young teenage girl that was sexually abused. It tells a story of despair and hope. Dean is also currently developing multiple scripts he's written for both television and film. Dean has produced numerous short films, ten features, many of which have been released and can currently be seen on Amazon, VOD, IOD and cable television's The SyFy channel and Showtime. In 2016 Dean formed his new production company Falling Up Films which recently produced it's first feature film Fourplay as well as the short films Lost In Love starring Erin Darke and The View From Up Here starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo.

Filmography - Director/Writer

» 2018

Fourplay In Theaters March 30th, 2018

A story of friendship, love, marriage, secrets, lies that unfolds between two couples in one apartment during a Sunday brunch that will effect their lives forever. - Starring Tammy Blanchard, Bryan Greenberg, Dominic Fumusa, Emanuela Galliussi.

» 2018

#SCREAMERS In Theaters April 6th, VOD April 17th, 2018

When an internet company decides to investigate a series of 'Screamer' videos, they are confronted with havoc and hell they could never expect. - Starring Tom Malloy, Chris Bannow, Griffin Matthews, Emanuela Galliussi.

» 2013

Ashley – New Films International | Buy on iTunes

A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns to accept her sexuality and the endless solitude of sprawling suburbia. - Starring Nicole Fox, Jennifer Taylor, Michael Madsen.

» 2013

Going Bongo – iTunes | Buy on iTunes

A newly recruited American doctor "mistakenly" volunteers to work in Africa for a month. - Starring Ernest Napoleon and Emanuela Galliussi

» 2007

Netherbeast Incorporated – Shoreline | Buy on iTunes

An offbeat hilarious comedy with a quirky twist on the vampire tale set in modern day corporate America. Employees of Berm-Tech Industries, Inc. have kept the family secret for a long time. For years it has been business as usual, until the top vampire in charge contracts a dreaded disease, becomes senile forgetting that he s a vampire and starts killing off other vampire colleagues. A human efficiency expert and "Dead Mike's" replacement are invited to work at Berm-Tech but soon they discover that some of their associates are not what they appear to be. - Starring Darrell Hammond, Steve Burns, Judd Nelson, Dave Foley, Jason Mewes, and Amy Davidson

Filmography - Producer/Editor

» 2018

The View From Up Here Coming Soon

Claire and Lila live in the same building, see each other every day, but hardly know each other's names. Lila is a Syrian refugee who recently settled in the U.S. One day, Claire pays her a visit to ask for something that puts their budding relationship at risk. - Staring Leila Bekhti & Oscar Winner Melissa Leo

» 2014

Hero of the Underworld – Gravitas - Executive Producer

Dylan Berrick is the polished and skillful Overnight Manager of the Century Grand, one of the most classy and upscale hotels in the city. After a shocking night, when a woman named Holly is nearly beaten to death in the hotel by her boyfriend Davis, Dylan takes it upon himself to seek out Holly and become her savior, rescuing her from the drug underworld that he himself is familiar with. - Starring Tom Malloy, Quinton Aaron, and Nicole Fox

» 2011

Dirty Little Trick – Maya Entertainment - Producer

Sarah "the dirty little bitch" pulls a dirty little trick on Danny, using Peter, while attempting to pin it on Michael. But it all falls apart when Michael realizes he's been set up. - Starring Dean Cain, Christie Burson, Michael Madsen

» 2009

The Graves – After Dark Films - Producer

Present day. Arizona. Megan and Abby Graves are inseparable sisters that couldn't be less alike. Megan just graduated ASU with a marketing degree. She's a self-assured, naturally attractive rock chick with a black belt that she likes to use. Abby just barely graduated high school. She's a cute, Hot Topic Goth who's caustic and afraid of her own shadow. They share one thing: a life-long obsession with comics and pop culture. Simply put, they are beautiful geeks. In a few days, Megan will start a new job at in New York. To send her off in style, the sisters go on a wild, pop culture bender that includes a trip to uncharted Arizona in search of a kitchy roadside attraction. Instead, Megan and Abby happen on Skull City Mine, a weather-beaten, abandoned mine town converted into a self-guided tour. But Skull City harbors terrible, vexing secrets. It appears to be haunted. Its caretakers are murderous. Victims' souls are ripped from their bodies right before their eyes, and that's only the beginning. When Megan suffers a near mortal wound, Abby must save her sister, but to do so, she must unlock the mystery of Skull City alone. Can Abby defeat the threats of Skull City and rescue Megan or are they doomed like all the other tourists before them? - Starring Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd, and Amanda Wyss

Filmography - Projects in Development


To Fall

Coming Soon


Them All

Coming Soon


  • Fourplay
  • Screamers
  • Ashley the Movie
  • Going Bongo
  • Netherbeast

  • Hero of the Underworld

  • Hero of the Underworld
  • Netherbeast
  • The Graves

  • To Fall
  • Them All


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