Franco Parente


Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents, Franco digs on cheeseburgers and obscure cervézas. He's spent his early career working as an Assistant Director for television commercials, music videos and narrative films and had the pleasure of serving as Crew Chief on four projects for the SUNDANCE FILM INSTITUTE'S DIRECTOR LABS including the soon to be released MAPPLETHORPE and the ACADEMY AWARD nominated BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.

As a director he has worked for such clients as Carhartt, Toyota, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Burger King and others to be named later. Independently he has produced, written and directed various award winning short films screening at festivals worldwide. His short CASPER & KITTY received various Best Film Awards and was acquired by CANAL +.

In his free time, Franco is living out of a suitcase and perfecting writing about himself in the third person.

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Phone: 305-458-7660