Frank Mosley is an actor and filmmaker from Texas. He is an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, a recipient of the 2015 Oak Cliff Film Festival Production Grant, and a selected participant of the 2016 Workshop for Auteurs with Abbas Kiarostami, a ten day study held in Cuba by EICTV/Black Factory Cinema. His directing work is available exclusively on Fandor, including his 2013 video installation Two Story, his 2010 narrative feature debut Hold, and his 2014 sophomore feature Her Wilderness, the last of which has been called "a unique work with a distinctive voice" (Indiewire), "a mesmerizing film by a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com), "a delicately fate-fixated mid-length enigma" (Keyframe), "one of the best undistributed films of 2015" (Film Pulse), and "the best experimental narrative of the year...at once alien and achingly resonant" (Indie Outlook). He's exhibited work with MUBI, Filmmaker Magazine, the Dallas Museum of Art, Edinburgh Art Festival, Sidewalk Moving Picture Film Festival, Kinoscope Film Series (The New School, NYC), Northwest Film Forum, 14 Pews, Micro Wave Cinema Series, and KERA's Frame of Mind on PBS. Frank is both a 2012 Culture Column Award and 2013 Visionary Award winner from FW Weekly, the publication which announced him as "the John Cassavetes of North Texas" in a June 2013 cover story.
As an actor, his performances have been seen at festivals such as Cannes Semaine de la Critique, Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, New Directors/New Films, AFI, Viennale, BAMcinemafest, Slamdance, and the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Frank's leading role in Cameron Bruce Nelson's 2014 IFP Narrative Labs feature Some Beasts has been called "one of his best performances to date" (Hammer To Nail), "a subtle, quiet miracle... a career-making performance with physical choices that leap off the screen" (Truth On Cinema), and won him the Independent Visions Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival. He's acted in other films such as Shane Carruth's Upstream Color (2013 Sundance Special Jury Prize winner), Daniel Patrick Carbone's segment in the omnibus feature Collective Unconscious, Calvin Reeder's companion films The Bulb and The Procedure (2016 Sundance winner for U.S. Short Fiction), Jon Jost's final film They Had It Coming, Zachary Shedd's Americana, Eric Steele's Cork's Cattlebaron, Dustin Guy Defa's Human People, and Justin D. Hilliard's The Other Side of Paradise, where his breakout role was hailed as "a potent dose of sexual chutzpah" (Variety), "an appealing performance with intriguing elements of depth" (The Hollywood Reporter), and that he "induces simultaneous states of humor, menace, intrigue, and sexual bravado" (Smells Like Screen Spirit). Frank is represented in Texas by The Atherton Group (Austin) and Linda McAlister Talent (Dallas).