Franco Parente :: Filmmaker
A Cuban American born and raised in Miami, Florida, Franco digs on cheeseburgers and obscure cervezas. He has spent the last fifteen years working as an assistant director on countless television commercials, music videos and narrative films and also had the pleasure of serving the SUNDANCE FILM INSTITUTE as a crew chief for the Summer Director’s Lab in 2009 and 2010.
As a director he has worked for such clients as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Toyota, The Florida Department of Health and others to be named later. Independently he has produced, written and directed various award winning short films that have screened at film festivals worldwide. His short film Casper & Kitty was the recipient of three Best Florida Short Film Awards and was acquired by CANAL +.
LA PAGEANT DIVA, his latest short film, is currently in post-production and slated for the festival circuit beginning this Fall. He is also in development of his first feature film and various web based projects gearing up for early 2012.
In his free time he is learning how to write about himself in the third person and raising a young pound puppy which fills up a great chunk of his time.