Growing up in Compton, CA, Fred Germany II fell in love with filmmaking at the early age of seven when he discovered his father’s RCA video camcorder. He loved the fact that you could capture life and watch it again later. It was like being able to go back in time. As he got older he did everything he could to increase his knowledge of film. He watched every movie he could: film noirs, action movies, romantic comedies, dramas, and even an occasional musical. In high school he saved up his money from working as a dishwasher in order to by his own Sony camcorder, laptop, and Final Cut Pro program. After teaching himself how to shoot and edit he wanted formal training. This led him to take video production courses at Chaffey College, and from there continued on to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After years of working as a production assistant on various film sets, Frederick finally saved his money to shoot his first feature film, MIDNIGHT HOUR. As a writer and director he brings authenticity to every project.