"The Man in the Cellar"
"Dean Garris’ short film manages to lay some solid psychological track with the family before things get spooky, and in an 18 minute short, that is impressive."
"Dean Garris shows here that he has a knack for cinematic storytelling, no matter what the tools at his disposal are."
"Nathan Davis Still Lives"
"Nathan Davis Still Lives has some amazing elements to it"
~Jeremy T. Hanke, MicroFilmmaker Magazine
"That movie had such an effect on me, it took a long time for me to get to sleep last night."
~Jennifer Layton, Assistant Editor: indie-music.com
“Nathan Davis Still Lives” is a triumph. It couldn’t have been better, more accurate or more powerful. Bravo, Dean!"
~John Custer, Grammy-Nominated Music Producer
"Garris' film is a quality documentary that is the perfect mix of technical and directorial skill and strong subject matter."
~Jerry Dalton, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival Organizer
Dean Garris is a film and video director living in Raleigh, NC. He was recently invited to screen at the Hollywood Film Festival, Dances with Films, and won an Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Award for his series, The Super Femmes, at the 2014 LA Web Fest. He is the recipient of a 2011 Director's Choice Award and Audience Choice Award for his feature music documentary, Nathan Davis Still Lives.
In addition to narrative and documentary film work, Dean also produces commercial videos, music videos, wedding films, and online promotional spots for various clientele.