Frank Aragon is an American actor, writer, director and producer with over 25 years experience, and perhaps best known for his 2009 film “Down For Life” which was an official selection at the Toronto Film Festival. He has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1989 and a member of the DGA since 2013.
“Down For Life” is the fifth film in which he has worked in the capacity of producer and 2nd unit director, adding it to his impressive body of work which includes “My Father's Love”, “Boyle Heights”, “Hollywood Familia”, and “Miracle at Donna”.
Originally drawn to the industry as an actor, starring in “Angeltown” opposite Teresa Saldana and “Deathwish IV” alongside Charles Bronson, Aragon found himself fascinated by the inner workings of a production and began to gain experience working behind the scenes as location manager on “Real Women Have Curves”, “Resurrection Blvd” and “The Brothers Garcia”.
He is also the recipient of the 2001 Golden Eagle Award as Outstanding Independent Filmmaker from Nosotros for his work on “My Fathers Love”.
Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Aragon's main focus has been Latino-themed films with universal appeal, focusing on struggles, triumphs and everything in between that may otherwise go untold.