Tony Franklin is a Los Angeles based national multi award winning director who’s caught the attention of brands like BMW, IBM, WIRED, Purina, Pizza Hut, Gatorade, Prudential and many more.
After majoring in film, photography and design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Tony Franklin worked as a creative at Target. Outside of office hours, he directed a series of passion projects – mostly documentary shorts - that received international acclaim.
Tony’s deeply human style of storytelling combined with his past agency experience has helped national brands win multiple high-caliber awards. He’s been shortlisted for two consecutive years at The One Screen Show for Best Short Documentary of the Year, premiered his passion work in film festivals across the country, and won both Best of Show as well as two Addy Awards from the National American Advertising Federation. The Atlantic.com has featured Tony’s work the last three years on their '10 Best Short Documentaries of the Year’ list.
Whether it’s commercial or branded content, Tony distills real moments and elevates them into something beautiful and honest.
"Great talent rarely comes with humility, heart and kindness. I had the good fortune of meeting director Tony Franklin through a very close mutual friend many years ago. Since then, and as a fellow director, I have seen Tony’s work grow and mature, his eye sharpen and his ability to direct and tell a wonderful story, flourish. Tony’s work beams with artful beauty; captured and crafted with uncompromising quality. His eye for light, detail and temperature pair most harmoniously with his choice of perspective, POV and pacing. Tony continues to achieve what I find is most inspiring…the ability to make people feel…and all through a most kind and effective process." - Scott Matz, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Thronberg & Forester.