Mr Maynard, was part of the production team behind The Legend of the Chained Oak – which was released in 2014.

The film was awarded "best horror short" at the The Bram Stoker Festival, in Whitby and came out on top at the Portobello Festival and Stoke Your Fires film festival.

In 2019 Dean began his Rag Dolly & Eve Valentine short film horror franchise. To date (July 2021) the five films have been officially selected on 18 occasions around the world.