Carlos “Botong” Francisco was born to Felipe Francisco and Maria Villaluz in Angono, Rizal on November 4, 1914. A graduate of the UP School of Fine arts, he welcomes guests into his home and shares stories about the sets and props he designed for various movies such as Mario Montenegro’s costume for Dagohoy, a sword for Sigfredo, and the set for Romeo at Julieta. Other notable production designs of costume films such as Doce Pares, Siete Infantes de Lara, Ibong Adarna, Tatlong Labuyo, Rodrigo De Villa, Kalbaryo ni Hesus, and Pagsilang ng Mesiyas. He is known as a genius in the realm of production design, 25 years after his death on March 31, 1969.
Carlos “Botong” Francisco
- Angono Rizal
- Mario Montenegro, Dagohoy
- Sword for Sigfredo
- Romeo at Julieta died in that set
- Association with Manuel Conde, Juan Tamad
- Scriptwriter and production designer for Genghis Khan, Venice Film Festival, 1952
- The production design of costume films like Romeo at Julieta, Doce Pares, Siete Infantes de Lara, Ibong Adarna, Tatlong Labuyo, and Rodrigo De Villa. Dagohoy, and Kalbaryo ni Hesus and Pagsilang ng Mesiyas (visual arts in local motion picture history)
- Born to Felipe Francisco and Maria Villaluz in Angono, Rizal on November 4, 1914.
- Studied at the UP School of Fine Arts.
- Was only hailed as a genius in the realm of production design, a quarter of a century after his demise on March 31, 1969.