5 Time Award Winning Filmmaker (Outstanding Achievement Award for "Odyssey of the Disturbed" at L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival. Best Director & Short Film (Gold category) for "Odyssey of the Disturbed" at the Virgin Spring Cinefest.
Dean Houlihan was born in Dublin Ireland on April 19th 1994. He has been passionate about filmmaking since 2008 at the age of 14 when he began making short films with his friends on a cheap camcorder.
After finishing school in 2012 Dean attended and graduated various college courses related to filmmaking and has earned a total of 16 certificates relating to film production one of which is a Higher National Diploma from Colaiste Dhulaigh college, where he was taught from 2013-2015.
In 2018 Dean was awarded the chance to Direct a segment for the upcoming biography crime drama titled (Ted Bundy Had A Son) a concept created by controversial cult filmmaker Shane Ryan. This marked Dean's first studio feature length film to be involved with. Dean has since acted and worked different departments on a handful of feature films since then.
As of January 2020 Dean has had a total of 11 short films screen at film festivals in Ireland, Wales, England,Spain, Italy, USA, Canada and India totalling 34 Official Selections. Dean will also be an Associate Producer on Jason Rutherford's passion project documentary titled (Masters Of The Grind). Which is documentary detailing the Grindhouse era of cinema from the 1960's, 70's and 80's with interviews from iconic Directors and Cast and Crew of that historic film movement period.
Dean has also been an Associate Producer on two short films "Myers: The Evil Of Haddonfield" and "Myers: The Butcher Of Haddonfield" of the successful YouTube "Halloween" fan film series from Filmmaker Chris Notarile, which is based around timelines from John Carpenter's original franchise entries.
Dean's short film "Today Is The Day" screened at the CIM Sueca Film Festival in Spain September 28th 2019. From over 25 countries and over 100 films on the schedule it was the only film from Ireland.
At the International Cultural Artifact Film Festival in Pune India his film "From Black Into Beauty" was the only official selection from Ireland amongst 109 films from 35 countries.
Dean recently won a Runner Up Award for "Best Micro Film" at the Visionaries Film Festival in Hoboken New Jersey USA in August 2019 with his short film "From Black Into Beauty".
The film also won a Special Mention Award for " Best Short" at the Lake City International Film Festival in India on December 24th 2019, which competed against 93 films in the semi finals.
Dean has won an "Outstanding Achievement Award" at the L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival in India, for his film "Odyssey of the Disturbed" in November 2019.
Then in January "Odyssey of the Disturbed" won 2 awards at Virgin Spring Cinefest for Best Director & Short Film in the Gold Category. These are his biggest achievements to date.
Dean currently works a day job as a videographer and editor for the HSE in Ireland and is always planning ahead for time to create his own films.
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    Odyssey of the Disturbed 2019
    Experimental, Short
    From Black Into Beauty2018
    Short
    Today Is The Day2018
    Experimental, Short
  • Writer (3 Credits)
    Odyssey of the Disturbed 2019
    Experimental, Short
    From Black Into Beauty2018
    Short
    Today Is The Day2018
    Experimental, Short
  • Director (3 Credits)
    Odyssey of the Disturbed 2019
    Experimental, Short
    From Black Into Beauty2018
    Short
    Today Is The Day2018
    Experimental, Short
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
Mission Short Film Festival 2019
British Columbia
2019
(Award Winner) Runner Up for Best Micro Film
From Black Into Beauty
Visionaries Film Festival 2019
Hoboken, New Jersey
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival 7th Edition 2019
Winnipeg, Manitoba
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
NettyWood FilmFest 2nd edition 2019
Dehli
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
Annual Lift Off Sessions Film Festival 2019
London, Pinewood Studios
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
9th Annual Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2019
Dehli
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
1st Young Talent Film Festival 2019
Cardiff, Wales, Off Track Cafe
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
Show Us Your Shorts Film Festival 2019
Columbus Ohio, Gateway Film Center
2019
Official Selection
From Black Into Beauty
3rd Annual Mesa Theater Annual Film Showcase 2018
Colorado
2018
College
Carlow Institute of Further Education
Multimedia Production & Digital Movie
20122013
College
Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education
Film Production
20132015
College
Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
Creative Digital Media
20162018
Birth Date
April 19, 1994
Nickname
Haggy
Birth City
Dublin
Current City
Leitrim
Hometown
Dublin
Height
5ft 7
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Aries
5 Time Award Winning Filmmaker -
Won Runner Up Award for" Best Micro Film" at Visionaries Film Festival for "From Black Into Beauty" in August 2019.
Won an "Outstanding Achievement Award" at the L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival in India for his film "Odyssey of the Disturbed" in November 2019.
Won Special Mention Award for "Best Short" for "From Black Into Beauty" at LCIFF on December 24th 2019.
Won Best Director & Short Film in the Gold Category for "Odyssey of the Disturbed" at Virgin Spring Cinefest in January 2020.
5 Time Award Winning Filmmaker (Outstanding Achievement Award for "Odyssey of the Disturbed" at L'Age d'Or International Arthouse Film Festival. Best Director & Short Film (Gold category) for "Odyssey of the Disturbed" at the Virgin Spring Cinefest.