Frank X. Panico Bio
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Frank Panico was exposed to a diverse array of arts and cultures that helped to shape his naturally inquisitive mind and creative imagination. At age twenty-four, spurred on by that same creative imagination, Frank moved to Hollywood, California to pursue a career in the Film Industry.
In Hollywood, Frank studied under the tutelage of Michel C. Conley, a member of the California Scholastic Press. He became skilled in the art of Feature Film Screenplay Writing which helped him to earn a position as Assistant to Gary D. Roberts, Executive Vice President of 20th Century Fox Films Legal Group.
In 2005, Frank relocated to Florida, where he founded his production company, Xs in the Sky Films.
Five years later, Xs in the Sky Films received critical praise from The Stuart News and Vero’s Voice for their outstanding work.
Frank Panico’s first film, Lambs Among Wolves, was aired on “The Walk TV” and received a nomination at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival.
Frank’s second film, A Different Kind of Church, earned distribution on Amazon Prime and Christian Cinema.
While working for Light of the World Charities in Palm City, Frank completed his third film, Moved with Compassion.
His next film, a pro-life documentary, 3000 A Day, received a nomination and was aired on NRB.
In 2017 Frank Panico’s powerful biopic, My Friend Raymond was nominated for two awards at the International Christian Film Festival including “Most Creative Documentary” and “Most Inspiring Documentary.” My Friend Raymond, won the award for the “Most Inspirational Documentary,” which led the film to be picked up for distribution on Pure Flix. My Friend Raymond also won awards for “Best Local Film” and “Most Inspirational Film” at the Fort Myers Film Festival and “Outstanding Faith-based Film” at the FAM Film Festival and the “Voters’ Choice Award” at the Cherub Film festival.
In 2019, Frank completed another compelling documentary, Each One Teach One, which has been picked up by Pure Flix. Each One Teach One is to be released in early 2020. This thought-provoking film is designed to challenge viewers to welcome God back into society and to encourage people of all ethnic backgrounds to work together.
Currently, Mr. Panico is promoting two of his six Feature Film Screenplays – Stoneflower and Jaws of Justice as well as completing his eighth documentary film, a pro-life documentary with the working title, Leaders For Life.