Frank Mosley is a filmmaker and actor from Texas. He’s been making movies since he was eight years old. He attended The University of Texas at Arlington, where he
received a BA in English and, with his minor in film, was one of four students selected to represent UTA in a 2005 ad
campaign, his voice heard on radio spots and his face seen on billboards across all of North Texas.
His first feature film Hold, a minimalist psychodrama, was a 2010 Venice Days candidate, top 20 IFP Narrative Labs Finalist, and has played at various U.S. festivals after its premiere at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival, where, due to popular demand, it screened an additional three times. It went on to win The Sleeping Giant Award at the 2010 Kent Film Festival in CT and The Audience Award at the 2010 Glen Rose Neo Relix Film Festival in TX before being selected as the only 2010 film inclusion for the The Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas. In addition, Mosley’s essay on making the film was published in the review’s annual, prestigious journal. Deemed “one of the best films of 2010” (CINEMALOGUE), “a practically flawless piece of filmmaking” (PEGASUS NEWS), “bold, stark, and unflinching” (CINEHOUSE UK), and “daring and well made” (GORDON AND THE WHALE), Hold had its theatrical premiere in spring 2011 at the ReRun Theater in Brooklyn, NYC.
He was a juror for the Dallas Video Festival (2009) and Oak Cliff Film Festival (2012), a panelist for the Lone Star International Film Festival (2007/2011), and has talked about his films on NPR and Good Morning Texas. He is a consultant for the distribution line Fifth Column Features and has also contributed essays to FILMMAKER magazine and KERA’s “Art ’N Seek” blog. He received a prestigious 2013 Visionary Award from FW WEEKLY, as well as a Culture Column Award for “Best Local Filmmaker” in their “Best of 2012” issue and the audience choice for “best local film” in the “Best of 2007” issue for his short film LITTLE BOY. His award winning short films, video installations, and music videos that have been exhibited at various U.S. film festivals and other venues such as The Dallas Museum of Art, 500X Gallery, and The Metrognome Collective, are now available for viewing on MUBI. Frank is also the founder of an improvisational film collective, Backyard Movies, Inc, established in 2007. He has lectured on acting/directing at the esteemed KD Studio & Conservatory and at the Colin County Community College film program. He is currently in post on his second feature film, the experimental drama Her Wilderness, of which his 2009 stage play version, Hot/Cold, was declared “groundbreaking” (Fort Worth Weekly) and “an event not to be missed” (Pegasus News) during its limited performance run at the Four Day Weekend Theater in Fort Worth, TX. He is also in the scripting phase for his freewheeling romantic drama Invitation Only. GORDON AND THE WHALE says, “Frank Mosley was born to make movies.”
As an actor represented by both The Atherton Group and Linda McAlister Talent, he has appeared in Shane Carruth’s much anticipated sci-fi drama UPSTREAM COLOR (2013 Sundance, Berlin, and SXSW film festivals), in John Wildman’s post-feminist horror satire STRIPPED, Clay Liford’s WUSS (2011 SXSW, AFI Fest-Audience Award 2011), James M. Johnston’s KNIFE (Sarasota 2011, SXSW 2012), opposite Sundance fave Robert Longstreet in Eric Steele’s CORK’S CATTLEBARON (2012 Maryland, Sidewalk, and Austin Film Fests), the 2004 Telly-winning and PBS-produced short SEPARATED BY LIGHT, and has also snagged a Best Supporting Actor nomination (AOF Film fest, 2009, alongside such stalwarts as Ron Perlman) for his portrayal of ex-con skinhead Jamie Hewitt Jr. in Justin D. Hilliard’s THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE, which played over 30 festivals around the U.S. He’s set to appear with lead roles in Cameron Bruce Nelson’s SOME BEASTS opposite Heather Kafka, John W Yost’s post apocalyptic epic WHITE CREEK, Dylan Pasture’s PROVE IT ALL NIGHT opposite Amy Seimetz, and in the latest experimental narrative DEAD END from legendary filmmaker Jon Jost. Most recently, he was named one of IMDB’s top 20 Texas “actors to watch”, featured as a June cover story in FW WEEKLY, and starred in a Toadies music video for their song “Rattler Revival”. Of his acting, VARIETY says he “performs with a potent dose of sexual schuztpah”, HAMMER TO NAIL claims he “underplays perfectly”, ROGUE CINEMA says “the epitome of cool, he sells his character in any given scene”, and SMELLS LIKE SCREEN SPIRIT tells, “he can induce simultaneous states of humor, menace, and intrigue.”
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