Bob Franco founded Endorphin Productions Inc. twenty years ago to produce films for himself and his clients that range from local and national TV commercials, promos, web videos, to independent films. He quickly grew his business to the point where his company was capable of creating projects start to finish entirely in-house. His work has been seen on every major TV network including PBS nationally. Apple has used his videos in
their demos and singled out Bob’s Endorphin Productions company as an example of high end work in QuickTime movies on Apple.com as well as regularly featuring his videos on Apple.com. All the original Airborne cold treatment national ads featuring David Hedison, Mickey Rooney, and the Brady Bunch star Barry Williams, were shot and edited by Bob Franco. More recently Pine Brothers national TV spots with Martha Stewart. Another spot with rapper Waka Flocka Flame, which went viral, was also, shot and edited by Bob.
Bob has directed documentaries, indie features, and many commercials. In the early days of online video his website,
endorphin.com, featured his interviews with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Malcom McDowell, Jay Leno, musicians Branford Marsalis, Joe Beck, Lou Rawls, The Average White Band, chefs Jacques Pepin, Bobby Flay, racing greats Mario and Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti, and many others. Bob was lead editor during the Candid Camera run on CBS where it was a top 10 show. He supervised online edits as well and later did the finishing work in his own facility. More recently he edited Candid Camera again for TV Land. He produced the WWII documentary, Planes and Pilots, which played nationally for three years on PBS. The indie feature documentaries Jazz Nights (debuted at the Newport Beach film festival) and Dirt McComber, The Last of the Mohicans, were recently color corrected and graded by Bob. His latest feature film work has been as co-producer, editor, and cinematographer on Black Tar Road. Bob continues to work in both entertainment and business projects.
Black Tar Road
Film (Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Editor BLACK TAR ROAD is a gritty, dark, love story between two women, Heather and Charlie, who meet at a desolate truck stop. Charlie McElroy (Amber Lee) is a drug mule, who mules drugs for an operation that is run out of an interstate truck stop. After Charlie hangs around town where she meets Heather Plath, (Noelle Messier) a hardened truck stop prostitute who's spent her life in the rural landscape. Few films are more despairing and yet, curiously, so hopeful as this one, which argues that even at the very end of the road, at the final extremity, we can find some solace in the offer and acceptance of love. These women fall in love with each other. Written by Abovo Productions
Film (Adventure, Comedy and Romance) Editor Love endure the cold North Sea, see Lusitania 3D a Titanic story the ship of dreams sinks again.
Film (Comedy) Producer Malibu PD unemployed and actors actresses protect and serve Malibu, and protect Malibu against a crime wave of reality stars.
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TV Movie (Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department The head of a secret agency and her team must confront her past and an emerging threat that could alter the course of humanity - or perhaps already has.
Mama Claus, Deck the Halls with Guts
Film (Horror) Producer On Christmas Eve four college kids set out in an RV en route to a ski resort. For fun, they decide to make a quick Christmas Eve pilgrimage to the site of a famous Christmas serial killing, the home of the dreaded Mama Claus. Unbeknownst to them, Mama Claus (Susan Olsen) was recently paroled from a local insane asylum. Written by Mahatma Candy
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Film (Short, Action, Comedy, Drama and 1 More) Producer Chrissy, the gum chewing hit woman has a dirty laundering job to finish. When things fall apart, and we find out she isn't who we thought, everyone must look for a sign from God, so that murder doesn't spoil the whites. When the sign happens everyone scrambles to determine if it's a sign from GOD or life on it's own terms. Written by Brian Blummer
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Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles
Video (Family) Editor Ten disc collection of the long running grandfather of all reality shows. From Allen Funt's first show in 1948 to the latest shows hosted by his son Peter. Also includes a new collection of 'Greatest Moments'.
Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Editor An updated version of the classic TV show. Original host Allen Funt's son, Peter Funt, takes over as the host of this program featuring ordinary people being filmed in unusual situations. Typical gags included malfunctioning gadgets, disappearing objects, and strangers making very unsual requests. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
Candid Camera Looks at Love
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Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary
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