Francisco is an award-winning filmmaker and actor. He wrote, directed, and starred in the critically acclaimed, first-ever stage adaptation of “Dog Day Afternoon” (Theatre Row Theatres). He also played the lead role in the two-act drama, “Sins of the Mother” (developed with Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, and Michael Stuhlbarg). He has acted in and directed many productions with The Flea Theatre, 59E59, INTAR, LAByrinth, Rattlesick, Dixon Place, HERE Arts, Florida Stage, EST, Orlando Shakes, Stella Adler Theater, and Art of Acting Studio in LA. He is the Founder/Producing Artistic Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company, which he has led for the past 18 years. He also co-founded sister company Barefoot Studio Pictures. Francisco is a proud member of The Actors Studio's Playwright/Directors Unit, Actor's Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA. He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and Hollywood, CA.