Three months after opening the doors to its London office under the direction of veteran EP Stephen Brierley, Bicoastal/London Park Pictures continues to expand its ranks with the addition of director’s rep Sebastian Dean.
Dean comes to Park from Independent Films and Anonymous Content. Since beginning his career as an account manager at Mustoes, followed by a variety of new business roles at New Moon, Amarillo and Oldboy, Dean has cultivated a forte for working with talent, a skill that stems from his own creative endeavors.
Says Dean, “I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to be a part of the evolution of Park Pictures in the UK. The decision was an easy one for me, given the company’s wealth of creative talent, consistently high standard of work and Stephen’s enviable track record and reputation in the world of production.”
“I was immediately impressed by what a thoroughly nice chap Seb is,” notes Brierley, “That, combined with his genuine creative motivation and enthusiasm for the Park roster made him the perfect choice.”
Dean joins Brierley, who exited his role as head of production at Stink to take the reins of Park’s nascent London outpost in January and quickly put the company’s Charlotte Street offices on the map with the awarding of a new spot for Mother, London on an undisclosed new product launch.
Brierley’s arrival at Park London marks the latest chapter in a notable career that includes producing music videos in the 80s and 90s for the Molotov Brothers, Duran Duran, Tom Jones and famed directing duo Vaughan and Anthea. Brierley transitioned into the world of television and commercials, producing such award-winning shows as The Word and The Big Breakfast, as well as spots alongside director Dominic Murphy for VW, Sony Playstation and others.
After a stint in the U.S. producing for Oil Factory and H.S.I., Brierley returned to the U.K. to produce for such high-profile companies as Douglas and Jones, The Clinic, 2 A.M. Films, Love and Serious Pictures, and Stink.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.