Dean Gibson is the Company Director of Bacon Factory Films Pty Ltd and is an Aboriginal filmmaker with over 20 years’ experience in creating, writing, directing, editing and producing content. His work has screened on ABC3, ABC1, SBS and NITV and includes children’s television, documentary and drama.
Dean’s onscreen highlights in the children’s television space include directing a Sesame Street film Five Kangaroos, featuring Jessica Mauboy, which has screened to audiences all over the world. His most recent work Tjitji Lullaby and Marringa Lullaby for ABC Kids nightly puts all Australian toddlers to bed. Dean also created and co-directed the childrens’ TV series Handball Heroes, which screened on ABC3.
In the documentary space, Dean recently delivered Incarceration Nation to NITV/SBS in which he is the Writer and Director. Incarceration Nation is a Feature Documentary focusing on the systemic racism of the justice system within Australia. Its successes include; Logie Award winner 2021-22 for Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program, finalist for 2022 Walkley Awards and finalist ATOM Best Feature Documentary. Dean was also the writer and director of Wik vs Queensland that world premiered at the 2018 Sydney International Film Festival.
Most recently, Dean has directed the 6-part blue-chip documentary series First Weapons for ABC, Black Fella Films and Inkey Media due for release in mid 2023.
Outside of the film industry, he currently sits on the Board of Screen Queensland, Queensland Theatre, Griffith University Film School Advisory Board and the Essential Screen Skills Industry Advisory Board.
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