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Franco Parente Miami Movie Guy

Featuring the work of filmmaker Franco Parente

La Pageant Diva

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United States
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Production year: 
October, 2011
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About the Director: 

A Cuban American raised in Miami, Florida, Franco digs on cheeseburgers and obscure cervezas. He has spent the last fifteen years working as an assistant director on countless television commercials, music videos and narrative films as well as having the pleasure of serving the SUNDANCE FILM INSTITUTE as a crew chief for the Summer Director’s Lab in 2009 and 2010.

As a director he has worked for such clients as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Ford, Toyota and The Florida Department of Health. Independently he has produced, written and directed various award winning short films with screenings at film festivals worldwide. His short film Casper & Kitty was the recipient of three Best Florida Short Film Awards and was acquired by CANAL + in 2009.

LA PAGEANT DIVA is his latest short film and will be touring festivals in 2012.

In his free time he is struggling with writing about himself in the third person and raising a young puppy saved from animal services, which fills up a great chunk of his time.

Film director: 
Franco Parente
Franco Parente
Franco Parente
Film photographer: 
Antal Steinbach
Jerry Johnson
Art Director: 
Miryam Rojas
Romy Sandoval
Cast 1: 
Elika Crespo
Cast 2: 
Giovanni Profera
Cast 3: 
Ashley Armenteros
Film synopsis: 
A satirical portrayal of a twisted pageant coach trying to relive her youth as a beauty queen at the expense of her hopeful disciples.
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
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