We had the good fortune of connecting with Frank Weysos and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frank, how do you think about risk?
Risks are awesome. I mean, I know that’s sort of a silly thing to say, but I really do think that taking risks is super important because it’ll always show you what you’re made of. You’re always gonna think and act differently when your ass is on the line and that’s all there is to it. You’re gonna move swiftly and you’re gonna act boldly. Taking risks is a crucial part of anyone’s journey…you gotta take a chance!Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m really excited about directing my first feature film this year. It’s a big deal for me cause it’s just been a long time coming and it’s the goal that basically started my whole journey. I’m proud to have directed the dozens of music videos I’ve made with my team and I’m so grateful for that whole experience because it really was my film school…but I’m just looking forward to making the pivot over to directing feature films. I’ve spent the last couple of years developing ideas, writing scripts and filming proof of concepts, and now it’s time to see these stories come to life.If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well…tacos tacos tacos, obviously. We’d have to hit up Garcia’s for the brisket tacos and Las Salsas for the chilaquiles tacos. There’s a couple of new spots for food everyone is pumped about so we’d have to roll through Bandit for bbq, and Best Quality Daughter for Asian American, and we’d have to go drink cold beers out in the yard at Friendly Spot after a bike ride down the beautiful riverwalk and Southtown.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom! She was so hard working and eloquent and I picked that up from her pretty early on in life. I learned that you need to be ready to work hard and you need to be able to use your words if you want to succeed at anything in life, but those two qualities are ESPECIALLY important if you want to be a director. You’re ability to communicate is your greatest asset as a filmmaker and also…the days, they’re soooo long and filled with sooo much work work work. hahahaha