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Photo Cred: Elizabeth Kitchens, @elmkphoto

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

Francis Butler is a Los Angeles based Chief Lighting Technician (Gaffer) and member of 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, a longtime LA rental house, before pursuing a full-time freelance career. Now, he owns and operates two lighting packages; a 30' trailer and a 3-ton truck.

His projects include feature films, national commercials, branded content, music videos, short films, and documentaries. His latest project, "All Fun & Games" from AGBO, was released September 1, 2023 by Vertical. "Incoming" from Artists Road/Spyglass, and "My Old Ass" from Indian Paintbrush/LuckyChap are currently in post-production.


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