He was born in a small town in Chile, and has been shooting since he was a young child. At 17, he moved to Santiago to begin his formal studies in film making. He attended the Chilean Film School (Escuela de Cine de Chile) in Santiago. After which he moved to Buenos Aires where he began his career as a filmmaker. While in Buenos Aires he was mentored by the finest in the Argentinean film industry in directing, screenwriting, and acting directing.
At the age of 21, Francisco started his own production company, LoboFilms Argentina. Since then, he has directed music videos and documentaries in 4 Continents.
His award winning film, Acassis, -“Best Thriller Award” at the New York International Independent Film Festival 2007- has been shown worldwide. The New York press proclaimed him as one of “the upcoming Latin directors to watch.”
In 2009, Francisco relocated to the United States continue his career as a filmmaker.
The Department of Homeland Security of the U.S. granted him the O-1 Visa, for extraordinary ability in Arts. Francisco has the recognition of his peers in the States and from important unions, such as WGA.
His recent award-winning film, “The Tracer” (Co-Writer/Editor & Director) was shown at the NAB 2011 as one of the top 8 short films from the 48 Hours Film Festival, winning Best Picture and Best Cinematography at that prestigious festival.
Most recently, he was awarded a Telly ™ for one of his music videos. Among his accolades, Campos-Lopez was featured as “Director of the Month” (October 2010) on Sony’s site for film/video professionals, Videon, having his work, featured in the “Shot Like a Pro” Sony campaign all over the United States of America. And, the cover story in October 2010 in ONTap Magazine.
2011 marks his break into an international career, shooting documentaries and spots overseas and spending 3 months in the middle east, for his new documentary project. And editing his first feature film, shot entirely in the US in July 2011.
Contact: francisco AT campos-lopez DOT com