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Born in and raised in New York, FRANK CORACI (Director) studied at New York University and went on to receive his BFA in film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.

After graduation, Coraci landed a job directing travel documentaries for the world's largest touring company. This opportunity allowed him to travel to over 35 countries and film some of the world's most spectacular cities and landmarks including, The Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, and The Great Wall of China. Frank's passion for exploring the world and his dream to share these experiences led him to team up with Walden Media CEO Cary Granat to adapt Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days.”

Frank's previous directing credits include the critical and box office success "The Wedding Singer” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and the smash hit comedy "The Waterboy” also starring Adam Sandler and her royal highness, Kathy Bates. At 26, his debut film, the independent, award-winning feature, "Murdered Innocence” garnered Best Feature Film and Best Directorial Debut at the Long Island Film Festival.

Frank's production company, Spanknyce Films, developed and produced "80 Days” in collaboration with Walden Media. Spanknyce is currently developing a number of films, including the sci-fi film "Human”, which re-teams Frank with "80 Days” CGI designer/animator and world renowned Dutch artist, Micha Klein.

Frank will continue to journey the world and hopes to someday make it to outer space. Until then, he'll continue to direct movies here on Earth.


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