Josh Frank is a writer, producer, director and composer. He has penned numerous plays, including an authorized adaptation of Werner Hergoz’s “Stroszek,” stage musicals, including “The Jonathan Richman Musical,” screenplays, including an adaptation of Mark Vonnegut’s “The Eden Express,” and “Flup.” a 3D CGI musical feature film with puppets.
He is the author of “Fool The World, the Oral History of the Band Called Pixies” (St. Martins Press USA/Virgin Books U.K.) and “In Heaven Everything Is Fine – – The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers” (Simon and Schuster/Free Press). His third book (published by Harper Collins in the Spring 2014), with collaborator Black Francis, frontman for The Pixies is called “The Good Inn.”
Over the last decade, Frank has worked with some of the most interesting and innovative musicians, filmmakers, producers and artists in the industry, including Black Francis, David Lynch and Harold Ramis. He has interviewed over 200 of America’s most notable names in entertainment for his books and screenplays.
In his spare time, he built, owns, and operates the Blue Starlite Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theatre in Austin, Texas, the first Mini-Urban Drive-In Movie Theater in the world.
Josh has spent the last 5 years writing and adapting “Giraffes on Horseback Salad” with the full support of the Marx and Dali estates.