Growing up in a working-class family in the Midlands, the idea of becoming a director was far from Dean Moore’s mind. After a twist of fate led him to a media production course, he fell in love with filmmaking, going on to gain an MA and start working as a director. He has worked all over the world across a range of commercial campaigns and documentary films for the likes of Adidas, BMW, Budweiser, Formula 1, IOC, LEGO, NBA, Miller, Timberland and Virgin. Dean’s work in the media industry has been recognised through wins from the Clio Awards, Pharma Lions, AICP Next Award, The Drum Awards, and Creative Circle Awards.
Synergy Theatre Project, based in South London, creates ground-breaking theatre pieces, including touring productions, training, role-play and workshops, with prisoners, ex-prisoners, young offenders, and young people at risk of offending. The charity gives them a voice and builds up their resilience, whilst influencing the arts and criminal justice sectors to make positive changes. Their patron is playwright and director Martin McDonagh.
Why take part in Media Trust Films?
Synergy Theatre Project came to their Media Trust Films project through their funders, City Bridge Foundation. They wanted a film to capture to promote the creative courses they run for prisoners and ex-prisoners, and the impact those courses have. The film was designed to help recruit new participants, forge new partnerships and attract funding.