Francesco Giannini

Represented by: Meaghan Denomme

Bio

With his ability to turn projects with minimal resources into works lauded for their production value, Francesco’s talent and keen eye for visual composition, character development and storytelling, as well as his experience in acting, editing, and cinematography, have naturally transitioned him into a talented director.

Actor-turned-director, Francesco Giannini always had his heart set on storytelling. Whether it was creating short skits with his brother in their basement as kids, or spending his 20’s acting in films’ such as X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Noël, and 300 to pay for his degree, Francesco’s one and true love has always been Cinema. Moreover, spending a majority of his younger years in front of the camera, Francesco would soon realize, behind the scenes was where he truly belonged. His debut short film, The Race of Life, was chosen to play at the Cannes Short Corner in 2012. His follow-up, The Prince, based on an Italian fable, was officially selected to play in the Milano International Film Festival. Finally, his dystopian short The Flare debuted to critical acclaim at the Fantasia International Film Festival. In between making short films, Francesco worked on a variety of commercial projects. In 2015 he started his own production company, Franky Films, to help pursue his creative endeavors. Francesco would take on his first major film as Executive Producer with horror/thriller, Woodland Grey and would later make his feature film directorial debut with psychological horror film HALL. Furthermore, his experiences as an Actor, Cinematographer and Editor have all helped in cementing Francesco as a future Auteur. Francesco currently has two other scripts in development, both finalists for the Academy Nicholl Fellowships and official Black List entries in Los Angeles.

Resume

DGC, ACTRA

 

   
     
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY    
Harold Always Rings Twice (feature film) Director In development
-Academy Nicoll Fellowships in Screenwriting Semi-Finalist
LIMO (feature Film) Director In development
-Academy Nicoll Fellowships in Screenwriting Semi-Finalist
Citta D’Oro (feature film) Director In development
HALL (feature film) Director/Producer -Official selection London FrightFest Film Festival (2020) – London, UK

Nominations for Best Picture and Best Director

-Official selection Blood in the Snow (2020) – Toronto, ON

Winner for Best Director

-Official selection Terror Molins Horror Film Festival (2021) – Spain

-Official selection Salem Horror Film Festival (2021) – USA

Woodland Grey (feature film) Producer 2021
Marjorie (feature film) Producer 2018
Run Bobby Run (short film) Producer 2018
Tax Shelter Terrors (documentary) Director/Producer 2018

-Official selection Sitges Film Festival (2017) – Sitges, Spain

-Official selection Australian Film Festival (2016) – Sydney, Australia

Winner for Best Director

The Fool (short film) Director/Producer 2017

-Official selection Toronto After Dark Film Festival (2018) – Toronto, ON

-Official selection ACTRA Shorts Film Festival (2018) – Montreal, QC

The Thousand-Legged Terror

(short film)

Producer 2017

-Official selection Nightmares Film Festival (2018) – Columbus, OH

-Official selection Flint Fright Filmfest (2018) – Flint, MI

-Official selection ACTRA Shorts Film Festival (2018) – Montreal, QC

-Official selection Summer Scream Fest (2019) – Marietta, OH

The Flare (short film/pilot) Director/Producer 2016

-Official selection Fantasia Film Festival (2016) – Montreal, QC

Spread (short film) Producer 2016

-Official selection Fantasia Film Festival (2016) – Montreal, QC

The Prince (short film) Director/Producer 2014

-Official selection Canadian Film Fest (2014) – Toronto ON

-Official selection Milano International Film Festival (2014) – Milano, Italy

-Official selection Film Shortage Film Festival (2014)

-Official selection ACTRA Shorts Film Festival (2014) – Montreal, QC

-Official selection Micro Fest Films (2014) – Austin, TX

The Stand (short film) Director/Producer 2012

-Official selection Film Shortage Film Festival (2012)

Race of Life (2012) Director/Producer 2012

-Official selection St-Sauveur International Film Festival (2013) – Saint-Sauveur, QC

-Official selection Canadian Film Festival (2013) – Toronto, ON

-Official selection L’Événement Court-Circuit (2013) – Montreal, QC

-Official selection ACTRA Shorts Film Festival (2013) – Montreal, QC

-Official selection Rail City Roadshow Film Festival (2012) – Montreal, QC

-Official selection Cannes Short Film Corner (2012) – Cannes, France

-Official selection Comicon Montreal (2012) – Montreal, QC

     
Commercial and Music Video credits available upon request
     
Languages: Fluent in French, English, and Italian

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Press & Links

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