Dean Quixote (found indie comedy film; 2000)

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Dean quixote poster.jpeg

The film's poster.

Status: Found

Date found: 29 Jun 2023

Found by: The University of Georgia's Walter J. Brown Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

Dean Quixote is a 2000 indie comedy film created by Orion Walker and Richard Zangrande Gaubert that was filmed a year prior in 1999. Little is known about the plot of the movie other than the information gained in the trailer, and from an IMDb reviewer "The tale of a young struggling artist, who doesn't realize they have any talent". The film has had no official release but must have been screened at least once in the year 2000, but the film reportedly had no distributor and it seems to never have gained one.[1] The film is rare in that its soundtrack got a wide release before it had a distributor and was moderately successful.[2] One other song from the soundtrack of the film was released in 2006 as an extra on an album by Robert Schneider, who composed much of the music, "Boats on the water", on his album Expo.[3] The film's website has not been updated since 2009, and the Facebook group for updates to the film's wide release has been deleted.


On November 3rd, 2021, it was confirmed that while there is no work to actively release the film, it is likely isn't impossible for it to be released sometime in the future.[4] On November 22nd, 2021, it was confirmed by Robert Burnett that the film was being withheld from release because the manager of the band Guided By Voices has not approved the release, even as the band is in the film performing songs.

On June 29th, 2023, a screener copy of the film, owned by Robert Schneider of the Elephant 6 collective, was uploaded to the UGA Special Collections website. It is watermarked and split into 2 parts but the entire film was available on their website before it was taken down for unknown reasons.[5]

Despite the film being removed from the UGA Special Collections website, It was thankfully later reuploaded onto YouTube in September by user Fox Lastname.[6]


Official trailer.

Song from the soundtrack.