Dean brothers win video contest

Two Homer brothers, Tehben and Jebarri Dean, have won the F Magazine’s F-action music video contest for “Tiny Birch Basket,” a song written by Michael Howard. Their video also features the puppetry of Buzz Schwall, the Alaska puppet maker who died this summer. The winners were announced, trophies awarded and videos screened Nov. 7 in ceremonies at the Tap Root in Anchorage. Judges described their video as “evocative and appropriate to the tone of the music,” “beautifully executed, great editing and cinematography.”

Tehben Dean also was the 2012 F-action first-place winner for his video of Caressa Starshine’s “I Fall for You.” The Dean brothers also spend part of their time in Portland, Ore.

To see “Tiny Birch Basket,” visit

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