David J. Francis

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David J. Francis
Born David J. Francis
(1970-12-02) 2 December 1970 (age 44)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Other names Dave Francis
Occupation Film director
film producer
Years active 1999—present
Spouse(s) Amber Lynn Francis (1999-2002)

David J. Francis (born 2 December 1970 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, director, producer, editor and screenwriter.


Francis began his career with minor roles in the television series Amazon (1999) and The Ladies Man (2000).[citation needed] His first major role was Jesus in Dracula 2000.[1] In the early 2000s, he had more minor roles in the Canadian film The Matthew Shepard Story and as a floor manager in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something.[2] In 2003, he directed his first film, a zombie film called Zombie Night. He also served as writer and producer alongside with his wife, Amber Lynn Francis.[3] He returned as Jesus in the sequel to Dracula 2000, Dracula II: Ascension (2003)[4] and had a minor role in the television movie Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion.[5] Francis then directed his second movie, the sequel to Zombie Night, Zombie Night 2: Awakening (2006)[6] and the third movie of the trilogy, Reel Zombies (2008).[7]

Personal life[edit]

Francis was married to actress and producer Amber Lynn Francis, who died on 19 March 2002, a few days after the birth of her child.[8]


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Producer Actor Role
1999 Amazon No No No Yes Callum Television series
2000 The Ladies Man No No No Yes V.S.A. member Uncredited
2000 Dracula 2000 No No No Yes Jesus
2002 The Matthew Shepard Story No No No Yes Dave Uncredited
2002 Gilda Radner: It's Always Something No No No Yes SNL floor manager
2003 Dracula II: Ascension No No No Yes Jesus
2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion No No No Yes Mr. Hinch
2003 Zombie Night Yes Yes Yes Yes Man peeing
2006 Zombie Night 2: Awakening Yes Yes No Yes Father
2008 Reel Zombies Yes No Yes Yes Himself Also editor
2009 Silent Sam No No No Yes Jimmy's thug


  1. ^ David J Francis - Hollywood.com[dead link]
  2. ^ "Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002)". Web2.seventymm.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ Screaming Stoner Video Review : Zombie Night by David J. Francis
  4. ^ Dracula II: Ascension (2003)
  5. ^ "Reel Zombies". CrankedOnCinema.com. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  6. ^ "New Post apocalyptic movie: Awakening, Zombie Night 2". Quietearth.us. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Official Site". Reel Zombies. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Zombie Night (2003)". Worldsgreatestcritic.com. 2003-10-16. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 

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