Frankie Latina is an Italian-American independent film director, producer and screenwriter. Frankie Latina was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. The son of counterculture parents, he was raised by his two sets of grandparents, immigrant entrepreneurs on one side, and labor union activists on the other. Latina’s unique upbringing exposed him to the inspirational and contradictory values of the American dream. Using his Uncle Dave’s Super 8mm camera, he began making movies when he was a teenager. Latina worked as a sales clerk in video rental stores across Milwaukee, shooting experimental films on the weekends with friends and family members. Eventually he crossed from experimental work to narrative filmmaking. He studied film at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Latina aspires to explore the dark experiences of contemporary life and transform them into a phantasmagorical escape for his audience.