Frank DiCesare is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. He is best known for his feature films, "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" (2000), "The People's Republic of Desire" (2015), and "Stuck" (2019).
DiCesare grew up in Queens, New York where he attended high school and college. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a degree in Film and Animation. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film.
In 2000, DiCesare made his feature film directorial debut with "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus". The film was an adaptation of the classic children's book by L. Frank Baum. The film starred Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, Danny DeVito, and Michael York. The film was a critical and commercial success, and DiCesare went on to direct several other films, including "The People's Republic of Desire" (2015) and "Stuck" (2019).
In addition to his feature film directing work, DiCesare has also directed numerous television commercials, music videos, and short films. He has also acted in several films, including the cult classic "The Room" (2003) and the independent comedy "The Better Half" (2013).
DiCesare's work has earned him numerous awards and honors, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. He has also been nominated for several awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature Film and the Critics Choice Award for Best Feature Film.
Frank DiCesare is an established film director, producer, writer, and actor who has created some of the most acclaimed films of the last two decades. His body of work is a testament to his talent and vision, and his films continue to be celebrated by audiences and critics alike.