Al Frakes is a motion picture executive, working in the film industry for more than thirty years as a producer/director and writer.
Mr. Frakes is President/CEO of SAF Studios, Inc., He has served as Vice-President in charge of production for CFJ Independent Pictures were he produced and directed a James Brown special. He served as President of ALMAR film/television Company, where he designed and supervised the construction of their production sound stage, audio recording studio, editing bays and support facilities. He then moved on to become CEO of ALMADON film/television Productions and oversaw the completion of their studios. Over the past few years he has worked closely with Paragon Pictures International and was listed as one of their key directors/producers.
Al, like so many filmmakers, started out as an actor in the mid 70’s appearing in major film productions and national commercials. He moved behind the camera in the late 70’s where he has become an accredited, award winning, independent film producer, director and writer of dozens of movie, television and commercial projects.
His national and international documentaries include the Yugoslavia production of Rape of Reason, The Mississippi Miracle and Doctor’s of Dance.
Al has also produced and directed numerous music videos, and national commercials.
He is Chairman of the Greater San Antonio Film Council and a member of the San Antonio Area Tourism Association. He served over six years as a Commissioner on the San Antonio convention & Visitors commission and was the Committee Chairman of the San Antonio convention & Visitors Film Division for over four year. He also served on the board of the Paseo Del Rio Association of San Antonio and is a past member of The Texas Association of Film Professionals.
Spouse: In the early 80’s a beautiful actress from San Antonio, named Mary Don Hutchins caught his eye and in 1982 they were married and he made San Antonio his home and base of operation.