Frank studied animation production at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. He began writing screenplays during college and formed a writing partnership with Thomas Kennedy when he graduated in 2000. Together they founded Pale Stone Productions Ltd.
They completed their first short, Emily’s Song in 2006. It was screened at 30 international film festivals, broadcast on RTE and Channel 4, won the Crystal Heart Award, UNICEF Award and special Mention at Oberhausen Short Film Fest. Frank went on to make Bill, For Short in 2008, distributed by Network Ireland Television, and Slán agus Beannacht in 2009, both screened at festivals around the world. He began production on 140 the same year, in global documentary that was shot in 23 countries around the world. Completed in January of 2010, it had it’s world premiere at the Newport Beach Film Fest and it’s European Premiere at the IFI in Dublin.
It won the Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival. Frank completed Raise My Hands in 2010, which screened at 15 international film festival. He completed his first dramatic feature in 2012, entitled Derelict, which had it’s premiere at the Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dublin, where it received an honorary mention. Since the Frank worked on the BBC documentary “Michael Woods’ The Great British Story” and completed a short film for Ablevision Ireland, entitled Joe & Sarah.
Currently living in the United States, Frank is in pre-production for his next feature film, Float.
Joe & Sarah
Nomiation: Best Short Film – Oska Bright Film Festival
Raise My Hands
Nominated: Best Short Film – Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival
Honourable Mention – Underground Cinema Film Festival
Heartland Film Festival: 2006 Crystal Heart
Unicef UK Award-Special
Mention: 53rd Oberhausen International Short Film Fest
Bronze Palm Award – Mexico International Film Festival
JOE & SARAH
2013 – Short Film
2012 – Feature Film
RAISE MY HANDS
2011 – Short Documentary
SLÁN AGUS BEANNACHT
2009 – Feature Documentary
BILL, FOR SHORT
2008 – Short
2006 – Short Drama