Tim Burton is a household name with his creepy creations and vivid symbolic imagery in film and art. Born in Burbank, California in 1958, Burton studied at the California Institute of the Arts and worked as an animator for Disney. After a time, he left to pursue an independent career, becoming famous for a wide variety of films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Big Fish, and most recently, Alice in Wonderland.
Frankie — he’s only 15 and already getting ready for fatherhood. He has the best of intentions, that’s for sure. But everything around him — the lack of a father in his own life, institutions that shut him out, the gravitational pull of wayward friends, the folly of youth — make it unlikely that this story turns out well. Directed by Irish filmmaker Darren Thornton, Frankiewas named Best Short film at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008.