Frankie Gaddo

Frankie Gaddo

Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Toronto, Canada

Member Since:
May 2017
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About Frankie

Frankie is a screenwriter and filmmaker who has written over a dozen feature length spec screenplays, mostly comedies. His feature film "Orangutan" was selected for numerous film festivals and can be streamed on Amazon, Apple TV, Tubi, and Plex. His short “Oliver’s Bowl” had its world premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox in June 2016 for ICFF. Frankie is also a DSLR camera hobbyist, vegan, has an extensive background in production and lighting and grip, and has two diplomas: marketing, screenwriting.


  • A Bronx Story

    A Bronx Story Crime Drama A jaded beat cop quits the force to infiltrate a drug ring connected to the cold case murder of his younger brother to find his killer.

  • Sewer Dreams

    Sewer Dreams Comedy A sewer worker is hired as an ad agency's creative director after he goes in to use their bathroom and is mistaken for someone else.

  • Orangutan

    Orangutan Comedy Drama A vivacious aspiring social worker brings together five peculiar strangers for an afternoon to help solve their existential problems while she copes with her own.

  • Layla

    Layla Comedy Crime Two craft store co-workers must retrieve a toy duck connected to a monetary windfall for a crime boss before sundown to avoid being whacked.

  • Summer with the Leons

    Summer with the Leons Comedy A maladjusted fourteen-year-old must maneuver through two love triangles to make his crush his girlfriend while spending his summer with her crazy family.

  • Fellman Liability

    Fellman Liability Comedy An obese alcoholic degenerate must stay employed with his family's collapsing insurance company for one year in order to get on his dying mother's will.

  • Matibo

    Matibo Drama Western A somber aged notorious outlaw helps a timid town face a clan of ruthless bandits while its benevolent reverend helps him find his humanity.

  • The Sun Is Orange

    The Sun Is Orange Romance Drama 1990's Toronto, two former dance partners awaken a metaphysical bond between them, which one embraces and one denies, creating a chase and run effect.

  • Gut Wrench

    Gut Wrench Sports Drama After his coach transfers schools, a self-doubting high school senior wrestler must lead his team and himself for his last shot at a provincial championship.

  • Elmo

    Elmo Comedy Drama Family An anomalous young adult figuring out his life finds it thrown into further chaos when his parents give him a fervent dog for his birthday.

  • The Olive Tree

    The Olive Tree Comedy Drama A reclusive high school freshman is befriended by a want to be Hollywood cowboy at school who teaches him to let out his wild side.

  • Cottage Reception

    Cottage Reception Comedy An uptight father tries to stop his prized only daughter from marrying a hipster swain the same weekend she meets him during their family cottage getaway.

  • Sophie

    Sophie Comedy Adventure A b-rated independent journalist and a top-level government scientist team up to stop the world government’s mischievous secret plan to control its population.


  • Orangutan

    Orangutan (2021)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Writer, Producer, Director A vivacious aspiring social worker brings together five peculiar strangers for an afternoon to help solve their existential problems while she copes with her own.

  • Oliver's Bowl

    Oliver's Bowl (2016)
    Film (short) (Comedy, Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director A mid forties man experiencing a midlife crisis, confides his problems in an unusual companion.

  • Primo Donnie

    Primo Donnie (2014)
    Film (short) (Comedy, Crime, Drama and Short) Writer, Producer, Director Two friends on the brink of performing a bank heist find themselves caught at the threshold when one of them has cold feet.

  • Accountant Assassin

    Accountant Assassin (2013)
    Film (short) (Action, Comedy and Short) Writer, Producer, Director, Actor Robbie gives Frankie advice on his script Accountant Assassin. The finished film plays alongside their meeting showing its influence.

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