Frank Hays, director, screenwriter, and actor, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1961. Frank is married to his long-time partner. They have two children, and they live in Washington state.
Frank was selected as a finalist in the Nicholl Fellowship contest in 2019 with his script La Famiglia (The Family). His latest, and most bestowed screenplay, Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood, is a dramatized account of the tumultuous, homosexual relationship between Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. His other scripts include The Apparition, Circus Animals, and Browne’s Addition, an episodic series that explores the lives of a group of gay friends.
Frank’s documentaries include The Lyons: A Real Family and Journey of Love: Learning to Forgive. His documentaries have screened throughout the United States at multiple film festivals.
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Finalist
The Succubus
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris, France
2021
Award Winner - Best Feature Horror Screenplay
The Succubus
Best Script Award
London, England
2021
Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize (Silver) - Best Horror Screenplay
The Succubus
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Malibu, CA
2021
Finalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Vancouver Independent Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada
2021
Semifinaliat
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition
Los Angeles, California
2021
Quarterfinalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Fresh-Voices
Hollywood, CA
2021
Quarterfinalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Chicago Screenplay Awards
Chicago, IL
2021
Award Winner - Honorable Mention
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs, California
2021
Semifinalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Madras Independent Film Festival
Chennai, India
2020
Finalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Queerwrites
Australia
2020
Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize (Bronze) Best Feature Screenplay
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival 2020
Los Angeles, California
2020
Award Winner - Best LGBT Screenplay
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Best Script Award
London, UK
2020
Award Winner - Honorable Mention
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Prague International Monthly Film Festival
Prague
2020
Semifinaliat
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest
Santa Barbara, CA
2020
Award Winner - Honorable Mention
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes, French Riviera
2020
Award Winner - Best Screenplay
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
Paris, France
2020
Finalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
European Cinematography Awards
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020
Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize (Silver) Best Drama Screenplay
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival 2020
Los Angeles, California
2020
Finalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
Glasgow, UK
2020
Finalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
New York Cinematography Awards 2020
New York, New York
2020
Semifinalist
Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood
Changing Face International Film Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2020
Official Selection
The Lyons: A Real Family
The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
Iver Heath
2020
Semifinalist
La Famiglia ( The Family )
LA International Screenplay Awards (2020)
Los Angeles, California
2020
Best Feature Screenplay - 2nd Place
La Famiglia ( The Family )
TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
Glasgow, UK
2020
Finalist
La Famiglia ( The Family )
The Golden Script Competition 2020
Glasgow, UK
2020
Official Selection
Journey of Love: Learning to Forgive
The Lift-Off Sessions 2020
Iver Heath
2020
Finalist
La Famiglia ( The Family )
Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
Paris, France
2020
Finalist
La Famiglia ( The Family )
Seattle Film Festival
Seattle, Washington
2020
Award Winner (Silver Award)
Circus Animals
Los Angeles Animation Festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
Quarterfinalist
Circus Animals
The Golden Script Competition 2020
Glasgow, UK
2020
Semifinalist
Circus Animals
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, California
2020
Quarterfinalist
Circus Animals
LA International Screenplay Awards
Los Angeles, California
2020
Official Selection
Circus Animals
Rome Prisma Film Awards
Rome, Italy
2020
Finalist
La Famiglia ( The Family )
Academy Nicholl Fellowships
Los Angeles, California
2019
Official Selection
Journey of Love: Learning to Forgive
NeonFest
Las Vegas, Nevada
2005
Official Selection
Journey of Love: Learning to Forgive
Spokane's Seventh Annual, GLBTQ Film Festival
Spokane, Washington
2005
Official Selection
The Lyons: A Real Family
PrideFest 2005
Salt Lake City, Utah
2005
Official Selection
The Lyons: A Real Family
FilmFest 2005
Tucson, Arizona
2005
Official Selection
The Lyons: A Real Family
Spokane's Sixth Annual, GLBTQ Film Festival
Spokane, Washington
2004
Birth Date
July 9, 1961
Birth City
Norfolk, Virginia
Current City
Spokane, Washington
Hometown
Spokane, Washington
Height
5'8"
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
White
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
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