Photo Cred: Elizabeth Kitchens, @elmkphoto

Francis Andrew Butler is the founding gaffer of FAB Lighting, LLC

Francis Butler is a Los Angeles based gaffer and set lighting technician at IATSE Local 728. He started working in the film industry while studying at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film and a Business Foundations certificate, Francis moved to Los Angeles, CA.

Francis spent 2 years running the grip and electric rentals department at Birns & Sawyer before pursuing a full-time freelance career. Now, he owns and operates a 3-ton grip truck and lighting package.

His projects include national commercials, branded content, music videos, short films, and feature films. His latest feature film, titled "Crown Vic"  premiered in at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and was released November 8 by Screen Media. His next feature, "Lost Transmissions," also premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, and will be released March 13 by Gravitas.


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