This is the Official Website of
Phil Frank – TV Producer, Director, Writer.
A few of my programs are listed below with links to clips…
As seen on:
|IRON ERECTION – FrankTV Pilot
Three gregarious, passionate, and driven pals struggle to construct buildings… and their lives.
|NEW YORK TIMES News Feature
Teenager Matt Kelly is impoverished, with a bleak future. He gives up on high school because nothing makes sense. Then, a vocational course on machining dramatically changes his trajectory from “high school dropout” to “college bound.”
|TIME WARP – DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Some of the most amazing events happen too fast to see. So MIT’s Jeff Lieberman and technician Matt Kearney use cutting edge super-slow-motion imaging to reveal what we’re missing. (The water-ballon-to-the-face clip has gotten 28-million YouTube hits.)
|QUEST FOR DRAGONS – The History Channel
Dragons are imaginary creatures, right? THen why has every culture throughout time — even cultures who never kinew each other, known dragons?
|KIDNAPPED ABROAD – A&E Investigative Reports with Bill Kurtis
American? Traveling abroad? Then you are the most desirable target for kidnapping. We recount 4 harrowing (and deadly) nightmares of Americans kidnapped abroad. We also follow CNN journalists as they endure special training to avoid and survive kidnappings.
|SKULLCANDY – SAP-TV Industrial Portraiture
If you’ve never heard of Skullcandy headphones, ask someone a little younger. This is a business success story. In just 6 years they became the 2nd best selling headphones in North America, beating JVC, Philips, Bose. How do you do that in a struggling economy? Check out the video.
|IMPOSSIBLE BRIDGES – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL
There is a reason these bridges were never built before; it was impossible, until now. We reveal the ingenious solutions to creating these state of the art mega structures.
|ANIMAL ARMAGEDDON – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL
One night, 5,000 birds dropped dead out of the sky. Days before, 80,000 dead fish suddenly covered the shoreline of a nearby river. Unfortunately, there is an uptick in reports of puzzling mass animal deaths around the globe, and humans are reaping the consequences.
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|LIFE AFTER LIFE – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC INTERNATIONAL
Thousands of people who have come close to death, return convinced they have seen the afterlife. Even a staunch skeptic – a brain surgeon by training – returned from death’s door believing he had glimpsed heaven. Real or imagined, their experiences profoundly changed their lives.
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|HAITI: DIRECT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL – SAP-TV News Feed
This situation in Haiti is Dire. Their latest earthquake took away what little they had. Over a million people live in makeshift shelters, and now hurricane season is on the way – again. The aid agency Direct Relief International is delivering millions of dollars worth of medical aid… with 99.994% efficiency.
|CONSPIRACY TEST: OKC BOMBING – DISCOVERY CHANNEL
169 people died. A nine story building was destroyed. The FBI says Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols did it with a truck bomb. But a Brigadier General says that’s a cover-up… a single truck bomb couldn’t have brought the building down. To test the General’s theory, we recreate McVeigh’s 5,000 pound bomb and explode it, surrounded by special monitoring equipment. Our bomb generated a magnitude 3 earthquake, and revealed a definitive answer.
|STYLE WEST – SAP-TV Business Portraiture
Go behind the scenes at Style West, the international design company that brings bikinis, rain-wear, and even flip-flops to the high end fashion world.