Most recently Francisco Ordonez served as Co-Producer on the film, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Sam Trammell, Tracy Letts and Nestor Carbonell. IMPERIUM was released by Lionsgate from Director, Daniel Ragussis, Atomic Features and Tycor International.
Born and raised in Queens, Francisco graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from The City University of New York. He then earned his M.F.A. in Film Directing at the Columbia University School of the Arts, where he was honored as a Film Division Fellow.
Francisco's thesis film, "St. Paul," has won numerous awards, including Best Short at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival, and the IFP Audience Award.
His second short, "Cookie," premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and was a Finalist in the NBC Universal Shortcuts Film Festival.
Currently, Francisco has been hired to write PACKS, a crime thriller about the rise of designer marijuana across America into a multi-million dollar illegal drug trade. PACKS will be directed by Daniel Ragussis who also directed IMPERIUM.
As of early 2018, Francisco is nearing pre-production on THE LOW END THEORY which he has written and will direct. Francisco is also in development on the feature film ASHER, starring Danny Glover and Mekhi Phifer from Atomic Features. The screenplay for Asher was a Finalist in Tribeca All Access.
Name: Francisco Ordonez
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Director, Editor and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Bilingual - English, Spanish
THE LOW END THEORY
Film by Dir. Francisco Ordonez (Crime and Thriller) WRITER-DIRECTOR A suicidal young woman steals from her drug-dealer boss to pay off debts owed by the beautiful but equally troubled woman with whom she is having an obsessive affair.
Film by Daniel Ragussis (Crime and Biography) SCREENWRITER A true crime thriller about the rise of designer marijuana across America in a multi-million dollar illegal drug trade.
by Daniel Ragussis (Thriller) CO-PRODUCER / STORY CONSULTANT A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Chris Sullivan, Tracy Letts.
ASHER (In Development)
Film by Atomic Features (Thriller) WRITER-DIRECTOR When an ambitious college student infiltrates a militant religious cult for his thesis paper, he befriends a young devout member - who he comes to suspect is plotting a terrorist operation.
Television by Mun2 / Universal Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Cinematographer A team of renowned paranormal investigators set out to document supernatural and paranormal activity within the Latino and urban communities, allowing subjects to participate in their own investigation. Through personal interviews and a real-life thought-provoking approach, "From Beyond" investigates the cultural, historical and psychological aspects behind the haunting stories that the families and locations have to tell. Written by jj hadley
Cookie (Official Selection Tribeca FF)
Film (Drama and Short) Director-Writer-Editor An interaction between three boys and a streetwalker leaves one of the young men convinced that he has been pick-potted. When he persuades the other two boys to return with him to reclaim the wallet, the result is a night that will change the boys' lives forever. See "Cookie" here: https://vimeo.com/87932536
Eric Roberson: She
Film (Short and Music) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director About overcoming the fears that bind us & embracing genuine love to it's fullest.
St. Paul (Super 16mm)
Film by Francisco Ordonez (Drama and Short) Director-Writer-Editor A young Latino atheist struggle with his faith in doubt. See "St. Paul" here: https://vimeo.com/8709999 Best Film - HBO NY Latino Film Festival IFP Audience Award - Columbia U. Film Festival
Columbia University (New York, NY)