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Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 100 Most Creative People in the US. Frankie scripted and directed Fell, a film short that was part mock commercial with a lesbian love theme and part commentary on the LGBTQ+ place, or lack thereof, in mainstream marketing. It appeared in six LGBTQ+ festivals world-wide, SF, NY, CHI, DC, London and Toronto, and was excerpted in sociology, psychology and marketing books on the same subject.  Frankie worked diligently in the fight for marriage equality as a content creator, scripting and directing a film short to Nina Simone’s Everything Must Change ballad for a grand fundraiser benefitting GLAAD’s Marriage Equality work.  Frankie’s successful, unique and profitable content projects tailored to specific brand messaging and identity include scripting and directing an in-flight spot for Virgin America. 


Frankie's vibrant reverence for the culinary and political makes her a favorite among the passionate and hardworking. The Texas native puts thrives on hearty collaborations with big brands like Virgin America and Grey Goose Vodka to nationally known local favorites such as Caymus Vineyards, Miette Patisserie, Blue Bottle Coffee, Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream and Tomatina, helping to visually shape the essence of these brands.

In publishing, the observant creative has a rich history of not just photographing and directing but curating unique books. With an intense passion for books, artisans, chefs and restaurants, the ex-fashion photographer inspires others to visually delight in the treats and pleasures of culinary life and beyond. She has worked on over 70 cookbooks, including, Elizabeth Falkner’s Demolition Desserts (Gourmand Int'l Award Winner) + Cooking Off The Clock; Michael Chiarello’s The Bottega Cookbook ( IACP & James Beard Nominated) + Live Fire, Yigit Pura’s Sweet Alchemy and Hot Mess Kitchen by Gabi Moskowitz & Miranda Berman.The Model Bakery Cookbook (NYT Notable Cookbooks),  The Art of the Bar : Cocktails Based on the Classics (Winner Tales of The Cocktail)  The Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook; The Star Wars Cookbook Series + Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop.

Top Chef Winner Yigit Pura + Frankie shooting his book

Sweet Alchemy, featured here on Millionaire Matchmaker

Our Studio~ Featured on HGTV, 7x7 and in ReadyMade Magazine

A Few Of Frankie's Favorite Things

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