DEAN KIRKLAND – Director, DP, Producer
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Dean Kirkland – Film Producer
Dean Kirkland – Film Producer. Head of Gas And Gears Entertainment. A full service film production company geared towards automotive content. A production company from concept and scriptwriting to shooting, editing and distrobutiuion. Feature films, TV Serials, Documentaries.
Dean Kirkland has quickly become a highly accomplished commercial, television and film director by combining his keen visual eye to unusual and powerful subject matter. His unique style and sophisticated approach have allowed him to transition from a-list photographer to well-respected filmmaker with an esteemed client list that includes the Audi, Lamborghini, Home Depot and commissioned by several A-List celebrities such as Dennis Hopper, Clint Eastwood and Martin Sheen.
Dean is recognized for his innovative and unique style of automotive photography and is regarded by many high-profile collectors throughout the nation to be one of the most distinguished in his craft. His work can been seen at the Indianapolis 500 Museum where he has an entire section dedicated to his automotive photography. Dean’s work is also on permanent display at the Gallery of Speed in Laguna Beach.
His ongoing passion for the storied history of automobiles sent Dean on a metaphorical vision quest. In 2012, he combined his talents with the knowledge and racing experience possessed by his production partner, Rick Knoop, and the two men established K&K Productions. Their first collaborative project is a beautifully engaging look into the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 through 1956 titled, ‘Racing Through The Forest’ which was released spring of 2015 and is currently available on AMAZON PRIME.
Illustrating these wonderful stories through documentaries allowed Dean to photograph, interview and film some of the world’s greatest cars and drivers. The ability to continue capturing and preserving this valuable automotive history in his unique style and aesthetic vision is the goal for K&K Productions and the living dream for Dean Kirkland.
Dean is currently developing several TV shows and documentaries which include Parnelli Jones, Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti and Carroll Shelby.
Los Angeles, Ca