Frankie Gaddo

Frankie Gaddo

Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Toronto, Canada

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May 2017
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About Frankie

Frankie is a screenwriter and filmmaker who to date has written eleven feature length screenplays, mostly comedies. Recently he shot his first feature titled Orangutan. It's been selected for numerous festivals and can be streamed on ChiTV via Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire devices in the U.S. and its available territories. His recent short "Oliver's Bowl" had its world premiere at tiff Bell Lightbox in June 2016 for icff as well as played in other theaters. His shorts have been covered in Hollywood North Magazine and been praised for carrying a high level of cinematic value and narrative storytelling, produced on micro budgets. Frankie is also an avid classic movie fan, 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 cop quits the force to infiltrate a drug ring to find his brother's murderer.

  • 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 dumped at his crazy neighbors for the summer must overcome his fear of girls to make his crush living there his girlfriend.

  • 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.


  • 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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