This page provides a portal to my varied interests and my web presence.

Welcome to the Edward Forrest Frank website.  I have recently consolidated several different websites and blogs into this single portal.

I  am a  filmmaker whose primary focus is documentary and adventure filmmaking. I also have produced a number of short narrative films.  My biggest  film project to this point has been the documentary “Black Guides of Mammoth Cave” along with my partners Phoebe Frear and Steven Barnes.  The first scheduled broadcast was on Feb 26, 2017 at 8 pm ET, 7 pm CT, on the KET2 PBS Network in Kentucky, It has been shown on various KET network stations numerous times since it was first released.  DVD purchases and Streaming Services are available from this website: http://www.blackguidesofmammothcave.com/ 

I have a number of film projects in the fire.  Check back for more information as things progress.


I am a writer who has written a fantasy role playing game – Knarf 4, and a children’s book entitled “Benedict Bear Visits Black Water Falls” among other things.  I will be writing more in the Benedict Bear series in the future.  I am working on a science fiction anthology and a non-fiction project at the present time.

By training I am a geologist with published research on caves found in the United States, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. I have a masters degree from Mississippi State University and was a PhD candidate at the university of Minnesota before I was forced to drop out because of family issues.

I am heavily involved with the Native Tree Society and am part of the groups executive committee.  I am the webmaster, BBS administrator, and run the Facebook Page for the group and am involved with a variety tree research with others the group.

I have chosen to characterize myself as an adventurer.  I am a nature photographer and videographer.  I am a hiker.  I have been a member of the National Speleological Society, a national caving group, for over thirty years.  I enjoy travelling and have been to 46 of the  fifty states so far, plus Puerto Rico.  I have visited Canada many times, Mexico, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Iceland, France, and Egypt and plan to continue my travels.


Black Guides of Mammoth Cave Video – DVD and Streaming Sales Page


3 Responses to Home

  1. Lora says:

    I intend to buy the DVD and send it to a friend, Bonnie,who teaches science to middle school kids on the near north side of Chicago. Another friend, Jim, was an English prof from Dickinson State University in western North Dakota. Jim may be in Missouri, now that he’s retired, but he had been putting together annual calendars in which he recorded significant dates for black scientists of any field. His personal area of interest is Mark Twain. Your work is wonderful- can’t wait to see the DVD.


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