Deacon Warner is a filmmaker and educator with over ten years experience in film production and over twenty years experience as a youth media instructor and teacher. He helped found the youth program at FilmNorth (formerly IFP Minnesota) which offers JuiceMedia (an award winning high school after school program), summer camps in filmmaking, photography and animation and in-school residencies. In 2020, Deacon joined the roster of COMPAS teaching artists and is available to book for workshops and residencies.
As an independent filmmaker, he has produced and directed a number of short documentaries including the award winning films Bee-Sharp Honeybee, 56, and Peaceful Warriors: on the road with Vets for Peace. His first feature documentary, The Co-op Wars, a documentary on the food coop movement in the Twin Cities, premiered at the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, May 14-22, 2021. It had its broadcast premiere on TPT 2 Oct 4, 2021.
As a freelance videographer, Deacon makes promotional films for non-profits and educational institutions. Able to work as a one-person crew, he offers affordable production options.
Past clients include: Avalon School, Katha Dance Theatre, The Playwrights' Center, Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Forecast Public Art, Girl Scouts, Hennepin Medical Foundation, Lower Phalen Creek Project, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, MN Sheltie Rescue, St Paul Optimist Club, Transgender Voices Festival, University of Minnesota, Urban Ventures & VocalEssence.