Film Producer (Spain/Singapore)
Fran was born in Spain and has been based in Singapore since 2004. He was the Producer and Editor for HERE, Ho Tzu Nyenʼs first feature film which was presented at the 41st Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2009; and for the medium-length film, EARTH, presented at the 66th Venice Film Festival 2009. Since then he has produced critically acclaimed films such as SANDCASTLE, Boo Junfeng’s first feature film that premiered at the 49th Cannes Critics’ Week in 2010; DISAPPEARING LANDSCAPE by Vladimir Todorovic, which premiered at the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013, and MISTER JOHN by Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor, a UK-Ireland-Singapore co-production, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013.
In 2014, he was hired by 20th Century Fox to line-produce the Singapore segment for HITMAN: AGENT 47. In 2015, he produced and edited K. Rajagopal’s segment for the omnibus feature 7 LETTERS (20th Busan International Film Festival 2015). In 2016, he co-produced Lav Diaz’s A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY, which premiered In-Competition at the Berlinale 2016 and it won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize; and produced two films that premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2016: Boo Junfeng’s APPRENTICE (Un Certain Regard) and K. Rajagopal’s A YELLOW BIRD (Cannes Critics’ Week). In 2017 he produced Liao Jiekai’s segment for the omnibus feature 667 (22nd Busan International Film Festival 2017),
and he was hired to Line Produce the Warner Bros’ feature film shot in Singapore, CRAZY RICH ASIANS. In 2018, he produced Yeo Siew Hua’s A LAND IMAGINED, a Singapore-French-Dutch co-production that won the Pardo d’oro (Golden Leopard) at the 71st Locarno Film Festival, the first-ever Top Prize win for a Singapore film in any A-List festival. In 2019, he was hired by HBO to line-produce WESTWORLD Season 3, which premiered in 2020. In 2021, he produced Kamila Andini’s YUNI (TIFF 2021 – Platform Prize Winner), an Indonesian-Singapore-French co-production. His latest film, Jow Zhi Wei’s TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME, a Singapore-Taiwanese-French-Portuguese co-production, premiered at Berlinale Generation in 2023.