Founded in 2012, Franky Films is an independent, fully operational, Montreal-based production house focused on the developing, producing and servicing of original, high quality content for film, television, and digital media platforms. Franky Films is a complete, specialized, service production provider, catering to the needs of Canadian producers as well as the needs of U.S. and foreign productions houses.
Be it for feature film, short film, documentary, industrial, commercial, corporate or web-based programming, Canadian content productions, service productions or co-productions, Franky Films provides comprehensive turnkey production solutions and support from the development phase, through pre-production, principal photography and into post-production, encompassing all of your projects needs. Being Montreal-based, Franky Films has access to highly qualified production crews, state-of-the-art equipment as well as some of the worlds' most sought after post-production facilities and special effects companies. Furthermore, Franky Films has access to generous federal and provincial tax incentives and has a wide national distributor network for both domestic and international sales.
We are a team driven by passion and creativity that strongly believes in applying a detail-oriented approach to filmmaking. As a result, the end product delivered consists of innovative storytelling with a strong emphasis on cinematography that engages the audience’s imagination; high production value and a strategic marketing and distribution plan for both domestic and international sales.
Franky Films’ mission is to produce feature length films that excite the imagination of viewing audiences worldwide and build an infrastructure that supports the continued production of high quality, commercially viable filmed content that is distributed across traditional and new media platforms. We are committed to producing films with an average production budget ranging from $250,000 to $3,000,000 allowing for potentially higher rates of return.
Francesco Giannini’s talent for storytelling became apparent during his childhood, when he would re-enact scenes from Lord of the Rings with his brother in their basement. He began his career in the film industry as an actor, playing small roles in films such as X-Men and 300. Acting helped him pay for school where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Film Studies and a certificate in Communications. With his knowledge of the human condition and a passion for film, Giannini possesses the qualities of a great storyteller. Eventually, he made the transition from acting in front of the camera to directing behind it. In addition to acting and directing, he has also worked as a producer, cinematographer and editor. Having had the opportunity to work in a variety of film positions, Giannini has acquired a well-rounded knowledge of the production process and has developed a keen eye for detail.
During his time spent directing both commissioned and personal projects, Giannini has found an optimal balance between the creative and business aspects of filmmaking. His ability to produce films of high production value in a cost-effective manner has earned him a shining reputation in the Montreal and Toronto film industries. His first short film The Race of Life, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. His following short film, The Prince, based on an Italian fable, screened at the Milano International Film Festival and was runner-up in the Actra Shorts category. In 2013, he started his own production company, Franky Films.
Giannini continues to expand his network of contacts and to build relationships with fellow filmmakers in order to open doors to new opportunities. In addition to producing in collaboration with other companies, he is currently developing several personal projects through Franky Films in a variety of genres for both television and the big screen.
L’art de raconter s’est manifesté très tôt dans la vie de Francesco Giannini. Enfant, dans le sous-sol familial, il recréait avec son frère les scènes mémorables du Seigneur des anneaux. Sa carrière cinématographique commence en tant qu’acteur, jouant de petits rôles dans des productions telles que X-Men et 300. Ces rôles lui permettent de payer ses études en sociologie et en cinéma. Entretemps, sa curiosité de l’âme humaine nourrit sa passion du cinéma et affermit son talent pour la narration. Peu à peu, l’acteur passe derrière la caméra. En plus de l’interprétation et de la direction, il travaille comme producteur, directeur de la photographie (please let me know if it’s directeur de la photographie or caméraman) et monteur. Travaillant à des postes variés, Giannini, l’oeil attentif aux détails, acquiert une maîtrise de toutes les étapes de la réalisation cinématographique.
Son travail en tant que réalisateur – commandes et projets personnels – lui permettent d’atteindre un équilibre optimal entre les enjeux artistiques et commerciaux de la réalisation. Son talent pour réaliser des films remarquables à faible coût est reconnu à Montréal et à Toronto. En 2012, son court métrage The Race of Life est projeté au Festival de Cannes. The Prince, son court-métrage suivant, est projeté au Festival International de Milan, terminant deuxième à l’ACTRA dans catégorie court-métrage. En 2013 il fonde sa maison de production Franky Films.
Giannini continue de développer son réseau de contacts et de tisser des liens avec les collègues de l’industrie. En plus de produire en collaboration avec diverses entreprises, il travaille sous Franky Films à l’élaboration de plusieurs projets personnelles et dans plusieurs genres, destinés à la télévision et au grand écran.