FRANC. REYES

Sundance Film

Festival

2002

2002 Sundance Film Festival

Alma 

Award

2002

2002 Alma Award

Franc. Reyes was born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. His teen years were spent touring the world as a dancer/choreographer. Soon after working a few years as a successful songwriter for labels like Columbia Records, Def Jam, and others, he was asked to stage club sequences for the Brian De Palma classic, "Carlito's Way". Not long after, he embarks on a quest to write and direct films of his own. After writing a few screenplays and cramming through numerous books on the art of acting and filmmaking, he writes what would become his first feature film screenplay and directorial debut "Empire" starring John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsggard, Denise Richards and Hip Hop Artists Fat Joe and Treach (Naughty By Nature). Franc. goes on to write four songs for the film. Two of those songs produced by legendary producer Emilio Estefan. He is also honored when music legend and actor Ruben Blades agrees to score the film. Empire went on to become one of the most successful films to come out of The Sundance Film Festival in 2002. After a chance meeting with Producer/Director John Singleton, Franc. writes and directs "Illegal Tender" a groundbreaking film produced by Singleton and distributed by Universal Pictures. His third film would give him the opportunity to work with one of his cinematic heroes Harvey Kietel. That film was "The Ministers", which also starred John Leguizamo.

In the past few years Franc. has completed an array of projects including a book, several motion picture screenplays and teleplays. He's recently prepping his next feature to be shot in New York City.

FILMOGRAPHY

Empire
2002

A successful South Bronx Dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.

Writer/Director: Franc. Reyes

Stars: John Leguizamo, 

Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Isabella Rossellini, Fat Joe, Treach and Sonia Braga

Illegal Tender
2007

When the thugs who killed his father come looking for him,  a young Latino man and his mother flee from their home.

Writer/Director: Franc. Reyes

Stars: Michael Philip Del Rio, Rick Gonzalez, Wanda De Jesus,

Dania Ramirez

Producer: John Singleton

The Ministers
2009

A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.

Writer/Director: Franc. Reyes

Star: John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Wanda De Jesus, Luis Antonio Ramos, Manny Perez

Producer: Franc. Reyes

Alphaville
 2014

From the Legendary filmmaker Jean Luc Goddard the original "Alphaville" has been re-written by Writer/Director Franc. Reyes. The "Alphaville" remake will present a fresh take on the story that aims to reflect what's happening in today's political climate. "Alphaville" follows Lemmy Caution, who is sent to the titular dystopian city on a series of missions from the Outerlands.

Writer: Franc. Reyes

A Boy And The Mirror Ball

 A book based on a true story written by Franc. Reyes.

In the 1970’s Robby Santiago lived for everything “Disco”. His journey as one of the best disco dancers in the country and his horrific childhood up to that point is how this “True Story” of pain, love and innocence unravels. The book will be available in 2021.

Book created by Lisa Nunziella

Cover by David Rosario

Skirting The Issues

Four young Latinas set for a night out on the town after 6 months of working out, all agree to wear skirts in celebration of reaching their goal. But, what ensues as they prepare to go out is a conversation/debate for the ages. The issues of Class, Race, and Self-Hatred are taken on by these young women, as beautiful as they are intelligent and perceptive.

Director: Carlos Berrios

Writer/Producer: Franc. Reyes

Producer: Lisa Nunziella