Director Francisco Ordonez

Francisco Ordonez

Francisco Ordoñez - Director

Biography

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Francisco Ordoñez graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Queens College (CUNY). Afterward Francisco went on to earn an M.F.A. in Directing from The Columbia University


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Francisco Ordoñez - Director

Biography

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Francisco Ordoñez graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Queens College (CUNY). Afterward Francisco went on to earn an M.F.A. in Directing from The Columbia University School of the Arts in New York, where he was honored as a Film Division Fellow.

Franciscoʼs Thesis Film, “st. paul”, has been awarded Best Short at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival, The IFP Audience Award, The Committee award at the Miami Short Film Festival, and Best Short at the 24th Annual Imagen Awards, among other honors.

Franciscoʼs 2nd short film, “Cookie,” premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and continues to play the film festival circuit where it has received Honorable Mention at HollyShorts, and was a Finalist in the NBC Universal Shortcuts Film Festival.

Francisco has also directed commercials and industrials for ad agencies such as Cline Davis and Mann (CDMi), Euro RSCG and Brand Addict for clients such as Genentech, Match.com, Amgen, Human Genome Sciences, and Glaxo Smith Kline. In June of 2011 Francisco was one of three emerging talents selected to direct two scenes for the NBC Universal Scene Showcase.

On the feature film front, Francisco has signed actors, Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, 2012) and Mekhi Phifer (from TV series TORCHWOOD, E.R., LIE TO ME) to his feature film, ASHER.

The script for ASHER was a Finalist in the Tribeca Film Festival All Access Program. Currently Francisco is continuing to attach cast and explore financing options for the film, which he will direct. ASHER is loosely based on the award winning short film, “st. paul.”

Francisco has also been hired to direct, BLOOD OF THE MARTYR, written and produced by Franc Reyes, via Reyes’ production company, Alumbra Films. Francisco is also attached to direct THE CENTER OF THE WORLD from Producer, Marlene Dermer, Co-founder and Director of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival.

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