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Overview (1)

Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank Mosley has been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com) and "the sort of experimentalist we don't see often enough...thoughtful, approachable, and unpretentiously curious about the nature of motion-picture artifice" (Keyframe). He is an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents and a graduate of Black Factory Cinema's 2016 Workshop for Auteurs with Abbas Kiarostami, held at the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. His directing work is available exclusively on Fandor, including his 2013 video installation Two Story, his 2010 narrative feature debut Hold, and his 2014 sophomore feature Her Wilderness, the last of which has been called "a unique work with a distinctive voice" (Indiewire), "a vibrant fantasy that transcends the narrative form" (Smells Like Screen Spirit), and "at once alien and achingly resonant...burrows deep into your subconscious like a vivid fever dream" (Indie Outlook). He's acted in films such as Shane Carruth's 2013 Sundance winner Upstream Color, Daniel Patrick Carbone's segment in the omnibus Collective Unconscious, Calvin Reeder's companion films The Bulb and 2016 Sundance winner The Procedure, Jon Jost's final film They Had It Coming, Zachary Shedd's Americana, Eric Steele's Cork's Cattlebaron, and Justin D. Hilliard's The Other Side Of Paradise, where his breakout role was deemed "a potent dose of sexual chutzpah" (Variety) and "an appealing performance with intriguing elements of depth" (The Hollywood Reporter). His recent work as the lead in Cameron Bruce Nelson's 2014 IFP Narrative Labs feature Some Beasts has been called "one of his best performances to date" (Hammer To Nail), "a subtle, quiet miracle....a career making performance with physical choices that leap off the screen" (Truth On Cinema), and won him the Independent Visions Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Frank Mosley (September 2016)

Trivia (6)

Was the president of his high school theater, often rebel-rousing the troupe into student-led productions that were frequently halted mid-production due to his penchant for picking controversial material. His stage adaptation with childhood friend Adam Whittington of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove sold more tickets than any other plays put on by the school that year.
Various jobs included coffee barista, a warehouse shipper/laborer, and after school drama/outreach teacher for the Fort Worth ISD.
Michael J. Fox was the reason he wanted to act as a kid; Kevin Spacey was the reason he wanted to take acting professionally in teens. Other favorite and influential actors included Jack Lemmon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hoskins, John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Gary Oldman, and John Cassavetes.
Is a vegetarian.
Was a 2002 Betty Buckley Award finalist in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of the womanizing peddler Ali Hakim in the musical production of Oklahoma! Frank also received Best Actor awards for his performances in such Dallas productions as Lady Windermere's Fan, Playing for Time, and Dancing at Lughnasa from 2000-2002.
He first started making movies when he was 7 years old with his father's Hi-8 camera.

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