Most recently Francisco Ordonez served as Co-Producer on the film, IMPERIUM, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Sam Trammell, Tracy Letts and Nestor Carbonell. IMPERIUM was released by Lionsgate from Director, Daniel Ragussis, Atomic Features and Tycor International.
Born and raised in Queens, Francisco graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from City University of New York. He then earned his M.F.A. in Film Directing at the Columbia University School of the Arts, where he was honored as a Film Division Fellow.
Francisco's thesis film, "St. Paul," has won numerous awards, including Best Short at the HBO New York Latino Film Festival, and the IFP Audience Award.
His second short, "Cookie," premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and was a Finalist in the NBC Universal Shortcuts Film Festival.
Currently Francisco has been hired to write PACKS, a crime thriller about the rise of designer marijuana across America into a multi-million dollar illegal drug trade. PACKS will be directed by Daniel Ragussis who also directed IMPERIUM.
Francisco is also in development on the feature film ASHER, starring Danny Glover and Mekhi Phifer, and in pre-production on crime thriller, THE LOW END THEORY starring Sofia Yepes from his award winning short, "St. Paul," and Rene Rosado ("Major Crimes" on TBS).