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Francisco Steven Aragon better know as Frankie is a Mexican-American filmmaker and a member of the DGA, in which he officially joined in 2013, and member of SAG since 1989. As the producer and 2nd unit director of "Down for Life", a 2009 Official Selection at Toronto International Film Festival.  Born Francisco Steven Aragon to Raymond Aragon and Irene Thome, Francisco is 3rd generation on his fathers side and 4th generation on his mothers side. Raised in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. Francisco has been involved in the creation of films as an actor, writer, director, and producer for over 25 years. Aragon was drawn to the industry as an actor starring in "Angeltown" opposite Teresa Saldana and appearing in Deathwish IV starring Charles Bronson. Cast in 4 different films by the late Artios award winning Casting Director Bob Morones, Frank was introduced to Oliver Stone who inspired him to pursue his career as a director after a long conversation in Bobs office. Working on films as an actor he found himself being captivated by the director. Frank also worked as a location manager on the HBO Sundance Award winning "Real Women Have Curves", Showtime's "Resurrection Blvd", and Nickelodeon's "The Brothers Garcia". "Down for Life" is his 5th film in the capacity of producer and 2nd unit director. Some of his emerging library of films include: My Father's Love, Boyle Heights, Hollywood Familia, and Miracle at Donna. Aragon is a recipient of the 2001 Golden Eagle Award as Outstanding Independent Filmmaker from Nosotros - for his work writer, producer, director and star in "My Father's Love". He is dedicated to making a difference within his community and his passion continues to drive him to tell the stories of the struggles, triumphs, heart aches, and joys that often go unheard of the American Latino culture, but when told, disclose a universal message that brings understanding and awareness - helping to unite our society. Francisco Steven Aragon is currently in post production on the independent feature film "A Time of Love and War" - a World War Two period film in which Aragon writes, produces, directs and stars. Aragon has been recognized by his own community, receiving proclamations from the Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Jose Huizar as an outstanding Latino in the entertainment industry. Aragon has also worked for HBO, Showtime, ABC, NBC, FOX in the capacity as location manager and project manager.

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