Frank Mosley is a Texas-born actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. He's an alumnus of the 2015 Berlinale Talents, the 2017 NYFF Artist Academy, and Black Factory Cinema's 2016 Workshop for Auteurs, led by Abbas Kiarostami in Cuba. He is the recipient of a U.S. In Progress Prize from the 2018 Champs-Elysees Film Festival and a 2013 Visionary Award from Fort Worth Weekly, which declared him "the John Cassavetes of Texas" in a 2012 cover story. He's been called "a superb actor and filmmaker" (RogerEbert.com), "an indie hard-hitter" (The Playlist), "a robust on-screen presence" (Anthem Magazine), and "the sort of experimentalist we don't see often enough...with a pair of soulful eyes behind which there always seems to be something going on" (Keyframe).
His breakout role as a hardened ex-con in Justin D. Hilliard's 2009 feature The Other Side of Paradise was hailed as "a potent dose of sexual chutzpah" (Variety) and "an appealing performance with intriguing elements of depth" (The Hollywood Reporter). Frank's leading role in Cameron Bruce Nelson's Some Beasts, as a farmhand with an existential crisis, won him the Independent Visions Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival and has been called "one of the best male performances of 2017" (Film Pulse). His recent work in Mario Furloni and Kate McLean's cannabis drama Freeland was called "excellent...compellingly slippery" (The Hollywood Reporter), "a strong supporting performance" (Variety), and that he's "a dependably fantastic American Indie mainstay" (Filmmaker Magazine).
His performances have been seen at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Tribeca, New Directors/New Films, AFI Film Fest, Telluride, BFI London, Fantasia, and BAMcinemaFest. He's appeared in half a dozen films at Sundance (including 2013 jury prize winner Upstream Color and 2016 jury prize winner The Procedure) and over a dozen films at SXSW (including 2018 Grand Prize winner Thunder Road). He can currently be seen in the festival darling Chained for Life (a Kino Lorber release) and as the co-star of The Ghost Who Walks, a "Top Ten Most Watched" U.S. film streaming on Netflix. He'll be seen next with David Arquette as a villainous duo in Geoff Marslett's western The Boardinghouse Reach.