Dean Craig - Screenwriter

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WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HIM? Because in the space of six years he wrote and directed a short – DEATH AT A FUNERAL - then adapted it into a UK feature that not only got made, but remade and remade again!  First by Bollywood, then by Hollywood!

Frank Oz, Neil LaBute, Stephan Elliott, Chris Rock and Charlize Theron.

Based in London and Los Angeles, Dean Craig's first feature, CAFFEINE, was made in the US in 2006 and starred Katherine Heigl and Mena Suvari. 2007 saw the release of DEATH AT A FUNERAL, directed by veteran filmmaker Frank Oz and featuring Matthew Macfadyen, Rupert Graves and Keeley Hawes.

It won audience awards for Best Film at the HBO US Comedy Festival, Best Film at the prestigious Locarno International film festival, and Best film at the Provincetown Festival, and achieved considerable international critical and commercial success, reaching no.1 at the box office in several countries around the world.

It has since been remade as a Bollywood musical, and in 2010 was released by Sony as an American version directed by Neil LaBute and starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Danny Glover, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Tracy Morgan.

His next film, A FEW BEST MEN, goes into production in Australia in September 2010, directed by Stephan Elliott. Other current projects include FLORENCE OF ARABIA, an adaptation of the book by Christopher Buckley, produced by and starring Charlize Theron, and MOONWALK for Partizan films.