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Filmmaker from Bradenton Announces Release of Sizzle Reel To Promote His New Documentary Film

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Bradenton filmmaker Frank DiCesare is pleased to announce that he has released a sizzle reel to promote his new documentary, FRAMES, which will examine analog film’s recent resurgence among young photographers in the 21st century.

Steve Sasson

Produced in association with the Center for Independent Documentary, FRAMES will feature several young analog photographers who will discuss their reasons for shooting film in today’s world of iPhones, AI, and mirrorless digital cameras. FRAMES will also feature photography experts and humanities scholars who will give their thoughts on this modern-day phenomena and what it means to the future of photography and American art.

Like all sizzle reels, FRAMES’ reel is one of Oskar Films’ primary tools to help raise money from corporate sponsors and individual donors to offset the film’s production and post-production costs. 

Bob Shanebrook

Donors and sponsors who send their funds directly to the Center for Independent Documentary, the project’s non-profit fiscal sponsor, will receive a tax deduction for their contributions. All donors and sponsors will be mentioned in the film’s credits. In addition, all major sponsors will be listed on Oskar Film’s sponsorship page as a clickable link that will bring viewers to their website. To date, has been visited by viewers in major markets all over the world.

DiCesare, who is president and CEO of Oskar Films and FRAMES’ producer and director, said he is grateful to all those who helped make the project’s sizzle reel a reality, especially the George Eastman Museum and the Morean Arts Center.

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Maycee Padoll

FRAMES is DiCesare’s first feature-length film and his second since “Blacksmith,” a short poetic documentary that features the work of Rob Flurry, a blacksmith based in Beaumont, Texas. “Blacksmith” was awarded the Special Jury Remi award at the 51st WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival and has been streamed by viewers in more than 110 countries around the world.

To view FRAMES’s sizzle reel, please click here.

To donate to FRAMES through the Center for Independent Documentary, please click here.

Todd Gustavson

About Frank DiCesare

Frank DiCesare was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds master’s degrees in English and English Education from Seton Hall University and Boston University, respectively. 

A veteran journalist, his work has appeared on PBS and in U.S. News & World ReportNational Geographic TravelerForbes Travel GuideThe Boston GlobeThe Dallas Morning News, and many other publications. In 2017, he turned his attention to documentary filmmaking and formed Oskar Films, a division within his creative services firm, DiCesare Media Company. 

Photos from Frank DiCesare

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