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Getting Creepy with Frank Dietz!

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FRANCY AND FRIENDS

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Inspired at age 6 by a viewing of ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, Frank Dietz has found success in the film industry as a writer, producer, director, actor and animator. Frank grew up on Long Island, N.Y, and then attended the State University at Oswego, where he majored in theatre and art. He starred in a series of now-cult low-budget horror films like ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, ROCK N' ROLL NIGHTMARE, BLACK ROSES and THE JITTERS. In 1996, Frank returned to his artistic roots and joined Walt Disney Studios as an animation artist. His work can be seen in such films as HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN, FANTASIA 2000, ATLANTIS - THE LOST EMPIRE, TREASURE PLANET and HOME ON THE RANGE.  Frank was awarded the very first Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards for “Artist Of The Year.” In 2009 he joined Larry Blamire’s Bantam Street troupe, and appeared in THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN and DARK AND STORMY NIGHT. In 2011, Frank  teamed up Benevolent Monster Productions. Their first project as co-directors and producers was BEAST WISHESThat documentary went on to win multiple awards, including the Rondo Hatton Award for "Best Documentary." The following year they produced a comedy short called A ZOMBIE NEXT DOOR. They recently finished a documentary about the legacy of King Kong, entitled LONG LIVE THE KING, which has already won some "Best Documentary" awards. Now available to rent or buy from Amazon.com. LONG LIVE THE KING Facebook Page Listen to Frank on his podcast, DAMN DIRTY GEEKS, where he discusses all kinds of cool Monster Kid stuff with his industry colleagues. It's laugh out loud fun! http://www.damndirtygeeks.com/ Released in 2019 is the comedy feature I HATE KIDS, written by Frank and Todd Traina and directed by John Asher.   Seehorn, Rachel Boston and Arden  In 2020 Frank joined the writers for season two of the CREEPSHOW television series, working with his old friend Greg Nicotero.

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