Frank DiCesare

Frank DiCesare is a veteran journalist whose work has appeared on PBS and in U.S. News & World Report, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News and many other publications. A native of Quincy, Massachusetts, he graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds master’s degrees in English and English education from Seton Hall University and Boston University respectively.

In 2017, DiCesare turned his attention to documentary film work and formed Oskar Films, a motion picture division of his creative services firm, DiCesare Media Company. His first film, Blacksmith, a short, poetic documentary featuring blacksmith Rob Flurry, won the prestigious Special Jury Remi Award at the 51st WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival in 2018. WorldFest’s SJR award is given to films that score at least a 96 out of 100 points in 10 categories of filmmaking.

Since its online release in May 2018, BLACKSMITH has been streamed in more than 100 countries worldwide via distribution on Amazon Prime Video and other VOD channels.

Today, DiCesare and his wife, Linda, live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He is an adjunct professor of digital cinema at State College Florida Manatee-Sarasota and is also an FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilot. In 2022, he served as a Media Arts panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. He is now in production on his first full-length documentary, FRAMES, which will examine analog film’s resurgence in the 21st century digital world and why the under-35 generation has been its driving force.