Francis Lawrence is a director and producer from the American film industry. He is an Austrian by origin. He was born on March 26th, 1971 in Vienna, a part of Austria. His father was a physics analyst and taught at the California State University in Northridge while his mother worked at a PR agency. He shifted to Los Angeles at the tender age of three. His first job was a subordinate cameraman on the film Pump Up The Volume, which was launched by Allan at the Loyola Marymount Film School. He then worked as an assistant director in Marching Out of Time which got directed in 1993. He then joined one of his ex-classmates in the making of musical videos.
San Jose band was the first band Francis made a video for A Man Rides Through For, a feature musical video. He was a successful music director and made videos with many renowned stars like Rihanna,
, Green Day, and many others. He was also the director for many commercials like Maybelline, Pepsi, Coca- Cola, and Bud Light. In 2005, his feature film got released named Constantine, which was based on a comic book, Hellblazer. Francis was the director of many famous movies like I Am Legend,
Water For Elephants
, and Touch. Touch was an episode of the Paranormal Fox series.
In the year 2011, he got credited with a Grammy Award for a music video, named Bad Romance. It is a Lady Gaga’s music video. He is presently engaged with DNA Inc. In the month of April 2012, it was announced by Lionsgate Films that Francis was assigned to direct the film of the novel, Catching Fire. The book and movie were supposed to be a part of the hit Hunger Games in which
got featured. It got directed by
, and the writer of the novel is Suzanne Collins.
Francis got declared the director of the film officially in 2012. He also directed the two parts of Hunger Games sequel Mockingjay. He is presently working on the film adapted from the novel Survivor written by Chuck. Francis has worked in several films some of which are Marching Out Of Time; I Am Legend, Gotham, and Water For Elephants. Some of Francis’s television series include Kings and Touch. Some of her videos include Tidal Front, Akon, Royal C, Mista, Unwritten Law, Bad Religion, Seal, Pink, and Daughtry. He is a recipient of various awards like Critics Choice Movie Award, Saturn Award, Hugo Award, and MTV Award.