Frank Aragon's Push for Oscar Part I
Published on LatinoLA: June 17, 2010
Twenty three years in the making, a young man
from Boyle Heights is finally ready and eager
to let the public see his work, his collection of films that is.
That young man is Frank Aragon, a filmmaker born and raised in the tough
streets of Boyle Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles just to the east of the Los
In September of 2009 his film "Down for Life" starring Danny Glover, Snoop
Dogg, Kate Del Castillo, Elizabeth Pena and newcomer Jessica Romero from
Wilmington, world premiered at the prestigious 34th Annual Toronto
International Film festival.
The independent film was produced and 2nd unit directed by the Boyle Heights
native. The Los Angeles Times, Pete Hammond calls the film an early Oscar
contender -- a sign of Frank Aragon's dream in the making.
This is his fifth film in the capacity of producer; Aragon has written and
directed the others. Aragon formed his company, 1211 Entertainment, to
create, market, and distribute American-Latino themed films with a universal
On Top of Los Angeles: an Interview
with Producer Frank Aragon