I began my career as a photographer at age 10.   I was shooting Super 8mm by age 12.  At age 16 I went to work for Bolivar Films, Venezuela's largest film studio, directing and shooting on 35mm. Working for large agencies like Macan Erickson,   At 19, I came to study in the USA where I received a degree in television and film production, graduating in 1982 as the Most Outstanding Film Graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Upon returning to Venezuela, I worked as DP for two documentaries and was hired by Bolivar Films to edit one.  Upon completion, I was hired as a line producer for renowned Australian expeditionary, Alby Mangles, producing the South American leg of his movie, World Safari II.  I then returned to Biloxi, MS and worked for the largest local television station, WLOX.  From there I started my own production company -- Gonzaflex Film Productions.
 
I have filmed over 3000 TV spots, along with numerous documentaries and music videos -- winning many awards throughout the years (Telly's, Addy's, and many others).  I was the DP of Master P's first and most famous movie, "I'm Bout It" --as well as the movie "Cedula" -- winner of 27 international awards, including the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and the Sonoma Film Festival for Best Cinematography.  I was also DP of the movie "Mi Amigo,"  stars Josh Holloway from the TV series "Lost."
I have worked for MTV, ESPN, History Channel








Biography
FRANCISCO GONZALEZ
Director / Director of Photography