Who we are:
Founded in 2001, by R. Zoe Judd, Frankly Zoe Productions is a small full service production company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize on offering preproduction, production, and post production services on almost any budget. We believe that films don't always have to have the happy, everything is OK, everyone is alright ending like so many commercially produced films. We believe that films should reflect life 'Frankly', exactly as it is; messy, funny, painful, and unexpected. So welcome to Frankly Zoe Productions, "Where everyone can be frank."
Zoe's first official foray into film making was in her high school film communications class. Though this was her first experience behind the camera, Zoe had fallen in love with movies many years before. From an early age she lived for Friday nights spent watching USA Network's "Up All Night". She dreamed of one day making her own movies, but that was all she thought it was... a dream.
Zoe held onto this dream throughout college, working on several productions doing anything that got her on set. Finally in 1994, she decided to make her dream of being a film maker a reality. Jumping in with both feet, she produced and directed a short documentary on the history of the town she was living in. That documentary brought her to the attention of a local charitable organization that hired her to document their annual parade and diversity celebration. She went on to work for them for five years.
Wanting to expand past documentaries, Zoe formed Frankly Zoe Productions, and began directing narrative shorts, television commercials, music videos, and feature length movies. Working hard, she received her industry credentials for several large film festivals and even an IMDB page. Her first non-documentary film, 'Devil's Grove' had its premiere at the New York City Horror Film Festival and won Best Special Effects at the Fright Night Film Festival. Wanting to give back to her community and work with kids, she started the Youth Summer Movie Project and out of that grew the Frankly Film Fest. Currently, The Frankly Film Fest and Frankly Zoe Productions is a sponsor of the ICE Film Fest in Dayton, Ohio.