Reviews

For Voice of Authority by Dean Temple

“Entertaining and thought provoking… a hidden gem!”
– Fringe Review
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“Captivating, compelling, and with a healthy dose of humor.”
– PGH in the Round
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“Temple’s performance perfectly conveys the struggle to overcome the voice in your head that tells you, You can’t.”
– Kulture Partners
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“We all have it, the Voice of Authority. The voice that says “who do you think you are and what do you think you’re doing with your life?” Dean Temple’s own Voice of Authority plays upon that idea, giving that voice life, humanity, and most important, a counterpoint in the form of dance legend Zach. The US government is after Dean for millions of dollars that he doesn’t have. So who he does he turn to: Zach, or his own disruptive voice? With wildly relatable storytelling that oscillates between Dean’s self-doubt and Zach’s absolute certainty, Voice of Authority is a solo show with a little something for anyone who’s ever heard that nagging voice in the back of your mind.”

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For The Upstarts by Brad Stone, for Hachette Audio

“At times the narrative has so many players and so much complexity that the audio format feels overly demanding. Temple’s solid, almost soothing, reading voice provides a steady guide through Stone’s text, although at times his reasonable tone is at odds with the story, like when he softens the edges of Uber founder Travis Kalanick, notorious for his hotheaded iconoclasm and public outbursts. Overall, though, Temple turns in a proficient performance.”

Publishers Weekly, April 2017
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For Here Lies Joe

“Dean Temple was brilliant as Joe, a man ‘in transition’ and clearly down-on-his-luck, looking to end it all. Temple captures Joe perfectly from his darkest points all the way through to his acceptance of a friendship with ‘Z’. Andi Morrow matches Temple step for step with an enigmatic performance as ‘Z’. Morrow captures this seemingly free-spirit and plays it to the full bouncing off whoever she gets to interact with. It is a pleasure to watch Morrow and Temple interact as they have excellent chemistry on screen.”

MovieBlogger.com, March 15, 2016
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“Temple’s Joe is a prime example of subtlety and understatement, delivering a man who might be at the end of his rope, and intent on doing something about it, yet it’s so nuanced that your heart is going to bleed for him immediately. Such a state of being worn out and tired of the fight is not an easy place to dwell, and Temple brings this out believably.”

Kirk Fernwood, One Film Fan, December 12, 2015
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“Battle’s lovely film is crafted beautifully in every frame and it is bolstered by a stellar cast across-the-board, led by Temple’s Joe, who is a study in subtlety and stillness. At the films’ close, Joe is becoming a man who is opening his eyes to the world for the first time in a long time and in Temple’s eyes, you see hope and a sense of peace that has long been missing.”

Jude Cole, MQM, January 20, 2016
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“Our lead… rivetingly played by Dean Temple in a performance that is always watchable, absolutely perfect for the material and showcases his incredible abilities by speaking volumes through facial gestures… we instantly care for and desperately want to learn more about this lonely soul.”

Andrew Bucker, A Word of Dreams, January 29, 2016
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“The two leads have obvious chemistry. Temple portrays Joe as low key and the pain he suffers is bubbling away at the surface. Morrow however makes Z funny yet we notice that her blunt exterior helps to hide her pain much deeper… Here Lies Joe is a touching film which carries the perfect balance of drama and humour. The performances from Temple and Marrow brilliantly convey the way people approach and respond to the matter of suicide, and Battle has produced an emotional short film that is indie filmmaking at its best.”

Monica Jowett, UK Film Review, March 22, 2016
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The main characters of Joe and Z are portrayed by Dean Temple and Andi Morrow respectively. Dean brings an outward portrayal of amiable dissonance to the character of Joe, nodding and faking his way through uncomfortable social interactions, while an undercurrent of frustration and amusement vie for first place in his world.

Fantom Movie Reviews, May 10, 2017
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For The Convict

“Dean Temple plays the convict, and he doesn’t utter a word for the first 10 minutes or so, but he doesn’t have to; you can see it all on his face…the pain, angst, and desperation above all else. He dominates the screen. There’s a particular flashback to a parole board hearing that features subtle acting rarely seen in films like this.”

Michael W. Roberts, Boston Independent Film Review, October 28, 2014
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“Temple is quite frankly excellent. He delivers a nuanced performance that strikes just the right balance of intimidating and heartfelt… It is difficult to imagine someone else in the role….”

– Paul Anderson, Strangers in a Cinema, May 7, 2014
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“This is a film that works because of the quiet allure of its lead actor… a mesmerizing yet often subtle performance by Dean Temple.”

– Mark Bell, Film Threat, July 9, 2014
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“Temple plays the titular character and… does a great job of injecting both a sense of menace and an air of sympathy to him… Temple makes this character somewhat of a haunted soul with his shivering stance and hollow, yet soulful eyes.”

– Ambush Bug, Ain’t It Cool News, July 3, 2014
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“Temple plays his part splendidly. The actor elicits genuine concern for his injury, curiosity regarding his intended destination, and tension surrounding his prospects of even arriving there.”

– The Conduit Speaks, June 6, 2014


“The acting was top notch… minimum dialogue that allowed the actor to convey his thoughts and emotions without the entanglement of words.”

– DC Shorts Film Festival, 2015


For The Naked Truth About Fairies

“The Naked Truth About Fairies, written by Dean Temple is an upbeat short film… that will leave you feeling cheerful… a sweet tale about the supernatural with a moral humane message.”

– Strangers in a Cinema, July 8, 2014
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For Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

“In this production Temple gives one of the best performances we’ve seen from him over the years. He cusses like a rural Texas sheriff and reflects a sort of self-conscious tenderness that rings true for any guy who grew up thinking he was supposed to be tough.”

– Jim Donnick, Northern Dutchess News


For City of Angels

“The role of the slimy self-absorbed director, Buddy is played by Dean Temple… His singing voice is supurb, but the real strength he brings to this show is to provide a character with genuine nastiness and not a shred of redeeming social value.”

– Jim Donnick, Southern Dutchess News


For Bye Bye Birdie

“Temple transforms before our eyes into a self-assertive lover who sings with feeling and style.”

– Mary Keelan, Millbrook Independent
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“We particularly enjoyed one song that Dean Temple sang in the role of Albert Peterson… ‘Talk to Me’ was delivered with the sensitivity of a good saloon singer. That’s not easy, but in this case, it works perfectly.”

– Jim Donnick, Northern Dutchess News