Josh Franer

Josh is known for pairing beautiful, effortless visuals with hopeful, human stories. His work brings a fresh eye to filmmaking and emphasizes his subjects’ emotional depth.

Josh grew up deep in the heart of Texas, and after college, moved to California where he cut his teeth learning from Ridley and Tony Scott. As a musician and a long-time music lover, Josh found early success photographing and touring with various folk artists. He’s also worked with many charities, traveling the world and giving voice to those in need.

In addition to shooting still photography, he creative directs, and develops film and docu-series from the ground up. For Josh, collaboration is a vital part of the creative process, one that fosters innovative thought and contributes to a quality end product.

In just a few years, Josh’s work in cinematography and film directing have earned him national praise. Some of his honors include: recognition in the Shoot Magazine New Director’s Showcase, Best Cinematography and Directing for his collaborative short film “Homeward” at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, two Silver Telly awards for his work with Disney, and two Bronze Telly awards for his documentary series “This Built America” with AOL and Ford. He also won Best Cinematography and Best Documentary Short for “William Fitzsimmons: Finding Home” in the LA International Film Festival.

He currently lives in Los Angeles and splits time between there and Texas.

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GQ, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fast Company, Vogue, Men's Journal, Men's Fitness, Architectural Digest, Dwell

Commercial Representation
CoMPANY FILMS / Los Angeles CA

Photography Representation
Agency MJ / Nashville TN

Commercial: Ford, Chevrolet, Infiniti, Bank of America, Southwest, GE, Samsung, Rolls Royce, AOL, Visit California, Yahoo, Disney, P&G, Microsoft, Team Mobile, TED, ASUS, Florsheim Shoes, Esquivel Shoes, Zondervan, Crossway Books, Matteo, Tumi, Johnson and Johnson

Music: Downtown Records, EMI, Atlantic, William Fitzsimmons, Lana Del Rey, Brendan James, Matt Wertz, Jamestown Revival, Rosi Golan, Jamestown Revival, Needtobreathe

Charity: Bethany Christian Services, WhyHunger, Stand Up To Cancer, A Glimmer of Hope, Humanity For Change, Living On The Edge