Dex Decker began her career as a story analyst for Michael Douglas’ production company, Furthur Films, and Robert De Niro’s scholarship program at Tribeca Films, TAA Connects.
In 2007, Decker formed her own production company NYCe Pictures, and went on to write, direct and produce her first feature, "Once Upon a Film," which garnered a few awards on the festival circuit, including Jury Award at Bluegrass Independent Film Festival. The film went on to secure distribution with Cinetic Media.
In 2019, Decker's second feature film "Prairie Dogs," starring Lorelei Linklater ("Boyhood") and Nikki Lowe ("In the Middle of the River"), won the Austin Film Society Feature Film Grant. The film is currently in post-production. In 2021, Decker's script "Black Mambas, APU" was a finalist for The Writer's Lab.
Decker has also worked with Academy Award director Peter Bogdanovich ("One Lucky Moon", a film he was working on at the time of his passing,) as well as Willie Nelson and his production company, Luck Films.
Her short films include "The Cloud," a meditation on grief and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem of the same name, and "Girl," the short film from which "Prairie Dogs" was adapted.
In 2022, she shot, directed and edited the feature music documentary "The Road to Eleven Hundred Springs" about the eponymous Texas band. Additionally, she has produced commercials for Clairol, Herbal Essences, eDiets, as well as numerous music videos.
Predominantly a solo shooter, Decker has spent the last ten years refining how to facilitate low budget films where she can maintain creative control of her work and pay all of her actors. “Why are creatives always asked to work for free?”
Currently, Decker is in post-production on a short film called “Jole Blon,” working on a music documentary about Eydie Gormé and prepping the feature film “Black Mambas, APU.” She is also a painter and musician, helming the band “One Star Shining” whose music will appear in the films “Prairie Dogs” and “Jole Blon.”