People

A. Dean Bell

A. Dean Bell is an award-winning writer and director with a wide variety of television, film, and corporate media experience.  His second feature film, “What Alice Found,” garnered a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival by Jury Chair Roman Polanski.  A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Sweet, suspenseful, funny, poignant and adult…an unexpected treat for sophisticated audiences.”   Other works includes the developing the night time drama “Step Dude” under contract to Fox Broadcasting, directing the theatrical segments for the PBS documentary “Sweet Tornado” and as writer/director/showrunner on the long-running ESPN series “SportsFigures.”  The program won most major education media awards including a regional Emmy, a Hugo Silver Plaque, and was a four time Clarion Award winner.  His work has been seen on PBS, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, USA Networks, ESPN, Travel Channel, CBS, Nickleodeon, Sundance Channel and IFC. Corporate clients have included ATT, Phillips, Disney, Upjohn, Liz Claiborne, Escapemaker and the Nantucket Comedy Festival among others.

Holly A. Faison

Holly A. Faison is an award-winning producer aving worked on feature films, telelvsion, corporate media and everything in between.  With over 25 years in the business, credits include "The Blur of Insanity," Tastes of New York," "NFL Voices of the Game," "Walker's Cay" and co-show runner on the long-running ESPN series “SportsFigures.”  The program won most major education media awards including a regional Emmy, a Hugo Silver Plaque, and was a four time Clarion Award winner.  

Richard Connors

Richardd Connors brings almost 30 years of experience in the film and television industry.  As a cinematographer he has photographed Sundance films like "Just Another Girl on the IRT" and documentaries for the likes of Barbara Koppel.  Richard has also produced and location and unit managed various productions including Oliver Stone's "The Quiet American."  

The Purchase Mafia

All of the principals in Factory Films are alumni of the BFA Film Program, Conservatory of Theater Arts and Film, Purchase College, SUNY.  Alumni of this school have been called "the Purchase mafia" becasue of their tight knit community.  Factory Films partners pride themselves on their contacts within this community  and our ability to draw on the amazing talent pool.