Award-winning filmmaker and Photographer Francesca Andre is known for creating rich and opulent work, tackling the complexities of life. Through a beautiful lens she invites you to a world of color, full of passion and triumph. In 2018, Francesca Andre made the 40 under 40 list of high achievers by Connecticut Magazine.
She is now the co-founder, creative director and producer at Optik 21, a photo and video company. Her photography work has circulated in publications such as the New York Post, New York Daily News, Forbes, News Day, Connecticut Post, Daily Mail, Black Enterprise,Ellements Magazine, Fairfield Living Magazine, Westport Magazine, Sheen Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Afropunk, Global Voices and Heed magazine to name a few.
Her award winning short film, Charcoal has been screened at several US and International film festivals and reviewed by The New York Daily News, Essence Magazine,Think Progress, Shadow and ACT, the Daily Voice, Ebony Magazine and Connecticut Post to name a few. The film captures the stories of two black women, as they embark on a lifelong journey to overcome internalized colorism, find self-acceptance, and ultimately redemption.
Francesca has a masters in film and television from Sacred Heart University and currently resides in Connecticut and Jersey City with her husband/creative partner, Gustavo Azael Torres and their lovely dog Soley July Torres.
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