Frank Mosley is a 2015 Berlinale Talent (and the only American admitted into their Acting Studio that year), a recipient of the 2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival Production Grant, and both a 2012 Culture Column Award and 2013 Visionary Award winner from FW WEEKLY, the publication which featured him as a June cover story and announced him as "the John Cassavetes of North Texas". He has been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" by Matt Fagerholm of ROGEREBERT.COM.
His starring turn in Cameron Bruce Nelson's SOME BEASTS was proclaimed "one of his best performances to date" (HAMMER TO NAIL) and "a subtle, quiet miracle...a career-making performance that is a thing of beauty" (TRUTH ON CINEMA). Frank's also appeared in films such as Shane Carruth's UPSTREAM COLOR, Eric Steele's CORK'S CATTLEBARON, Jon Jost's THEY HAD IT COMING, Calvin Lee Reeder's THE BULB, Travis Matthews' OSCILLATE WILDLY, Brandon Colvin's SABBATICAL, Clay Liford's WUSS, and Zachary Shedd's AMERICANA opposite Kelli Garner and Jack Davenport. He also starred in Daniel Patrick Carbone's segment of the COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS project, entitled BLACK SOIL, GREEN GRASS. His breakout role in Justin D. Hilliard's THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 AOF Festival and hailed as "a potent dose of sexual chutzpah" (VARIETY), "an appealing performance with intriguing elements of depth" (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER), and that he "induces simultaneous states of humor, menace, intrigue, and sexual bravado" (SMELLS LIKE SCREEN SPIRIT).
As a director, his films and video installations have been featured at the likes of The Dallas Museum of Art, The Edinburgh Art Festival, Sidewalk Moving Picture Film Festival, 14 Pews, Kinoscope Film Series at The New School/NYC, The Northwest Film Forum, KERA's "Frame of Mind" on PBS, and the Micro Wave Cinema Series. They are are now available through Simple Machine, including his feature debut HOLD, which was named by CINEMALOGUE as "one of the best films of 2010", and sophomore feature HER WILDERNESS, which INDIEWIRE deemed "a truly unique work with a distinctive voice". He's lectured at KD Conservatory, the DMA, SMU Meadows School of the Arts, UT Arlington, and the NW Film Forum, and been a panelist and juror for The Dallas Video Festival, The Lone Star International Film Fest, and Oak Cliff Film Fest. He's been a contributor to KERA's "Art N Seek" and FILMMAKER Magazine, and is a co-founder of the Dallas film series FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT.