Tony Franklin’s advertising career began at Target where he served as an in-house art director for a decade before pursuing directing full-time. As a freelance director he has worked with agencies such as Leo Burnett and BBDO to create spots for BMW, Prudential, Pizza Hut, Purina Dog Chow, Hormel, Puma, Gatorade, The Florida Lottery, and others. In addition to commercial work, Franklin has helmed a number of acclaimed documentary shorts, including “Miss Monroe” and “Derby Man” which were both shortlisted for Best Documentary at the One Screen Film Festival. Native marks his first formal commercial representation.
Tony’s deeply human style of storytelling combined with his past agency experience has helped national brands win multiple high-caliber awards. Whether it’s commercial or branded content, Tony distills real moments and elevates them into something beautiful and honest.