Francis Dela Torre studied film production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television in Los Angeles. While there, he was one of two students specially selected by a committee of faculty and entertainment industry professionals to direct a master’s thesis for his graduating class. Throughout the past decade, Dela Torre has directed and photographed numerous television commercials and music videos in the U.S., many of which have won awards, including an MTV Best Music Video Award in 2002.
Dela Torre’s directorial feature film debut, Subject: I Love You, based on the “I Love You Virus” that was launched from the Philippines in the year 2000, premiered to much acclaim at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2011, and starred Briana Evigan of the Summit Entertainment hits, Step-Up 2 and Step-Up: All In. His second feature film called Blood Ransom have been released internationally by Gravitas Ventures in August this year. The film stars Alexander Dreymon of Netflix Original’s The Last Kingdom, and Filipino-Australian box-office star, Anne Curtis. Both films were co-produced by TECTONIC FILMS, a company Dela Torre founded in 2009.