Fran Casanova was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands) in 1977. In 2001 he began his audiovisual studies in Madrid where he studied in different cinema schools widening his knowledge on the fields of directing, screenwriting and cinematography, amongst other disciplines.
He has ability to coordinate the work in team members, to be calm under pressure, to solve problems and find quick solutions, patient, creative and communication skills. He get 100% involved in all aspects of the project and make the most of the available budget and feel real passion about what I do.
In his wide experience, he has worked in television, cinema, advertising, music videos and has tackled the field of teaching. Since 1999 until the present he has carried out more than 10 short films, proving to be a versatile director in different film genres. Amongst his work we can point out his short film Oportunidad (2003), which made it to Sitges International Film Festival, inside Brigadoon section. Merry Christmas. This short film was in Medina Film Festival in 2007. In 2011 he filmed Campo de batalla and participated on the 14th edition of Málaga Film Festival. In 2012 his short film Ayúdame a recordar selected in Zaragoza Film Festival.
His short film, Hay algo en la oscuridad (Something in the Darkness), is being distributed at film festivals around the worldand it has received a great international recognition. It has won 20 awards and has 120 official selections up to date. Highlighting its official selection at the Bermuda International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival and St. Louis International Film Festival (2018), these festivals qualify for The Oscar Awards. Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival (2018), the Melies D’Argent qualifying festival, Sitges International Film Festival, inside Brigadoon Paul Naschy Award (2018), Aesthetica Film Festival (2018), Bafta recognized festival, Octubre Corto (2018) this last festival qualifies for the Goya Awards and Best Film Award Shadows Shorts Competition in Transilvania International Film Festival (2018).
His lastest horror short film titled Mask of Sanity (2018) starring by Paola Bontempi and Rubén Tobías starts his distribution.