I was born and bred in California, but have travelled extensively. I served in the U.S. Army and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I completed my BA at USC, MBA at Columbia Southern University, and MFA in Film Production from the New York Film Academy. I have DPed three feature films and countless other shorts, commercials and music videos. My passion is film and tv and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Name: Aric Coppola
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Actor, Director of Photography and Screenwriter
A Kiss to Build a Dream On
Film (short) by Allison Coppola (Romance) Cinematographer, Camera and Electrical Department, Sound department
Candid Carmen & Co
Film by Noé Obregón Escobar (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Carmen, a naive uncompromising actress leads a Company of fearless live-action performers through the streets of Los Angeles, only to realize that her focus can be seen as weakness, and that people around her tend to have a different agenda.
Film (short) by Charlie Clark (Drama) Cinematographer When David, a gay comic book writer and his fiancé, Michael are visited by David's right-winged political mother, they are forced to "play it straight" to keep their secret relationship from getting out.
Film (short) by Nicholas Wyatt (Drama) Cinematographer In a lower-income housing suburb of Los Angeles, seventeen year old Ali and her mother, Rebecca, live an unhealthy, codependent lifestyle. Ali is an incredibly talented ballerina who has never really felt like she has fit in, or has a future outside of the world she knows. But, when an opportunity arises for Ali to tryout for a three month summer ballet intensive in New York City, Ali sees her chance to reach for something she never thought possible. When Ali's mother finds out about this opportunity, she does everything in her power to dissuade Ali from going after it. Ali finds herself at a crossroads. She has to choose whether she will continue to let her mother guide her down the path she is on, or confront her mother and take the road-less-travelled to an unknown future alone.
I'm with Crazy
Film (short) by Tushar Tyagi (Comedy) Cinematographer What happens when a perfectly normal guy tries to kick out a bunch of eccentric and possibly dangerous individuals from their apartments.
Jack of Trades
Film (short) by Stjepan Ostoic Papic (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department An ambitious careerist turns the tables at his dream job interview when he accidentally finds out they already hired someone else.
The Club of Unique and Lonely Minds
Film (short) by Malik Zenger (Sci-Fi) Sound department Tom is a gifted and lonely 9-year old kid who lives in the world where he has no friends and no one understands him, even his family. His peers bully him because of his deviant perception of the reality and his unique vision of the world. He goes to special classes, called "The Club of Unique and Lonely Minds" because his parents believe that he needs a special treatment. His dream is to build a robot who will become his true friend. But everyone around him thinks it is impossible except Mr. Volkov - an old scientist who inspires him to pursue his dreams. Written by Malik Zenger
Seeking Mr. Brown
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Comedy) Cinematographer, Director, Editor Alabama Wallace is a lonely blogger and amateur movie critic, quirky girl, who convinces her only close friend, Bill Knox, a geeky high school teacher, to go with her on an eccentric mission to the Oscars After Party at Quentin Tarantino's house, who she believes is her soul mate. She has a plan to meet Tarantino and she thinks he will fall in love with her once he understands how similar they are. Bill goes along with that crazy plan, but it is revealed, little by little, that it is only because he wants to be with Alabama. Ultimately, Alabama realizes that sometimes true love is right under your nose, and not something that you have to search for. In the end, she gives up on her misguided fantasy of being with Tarantino to be with her friend and real soul mate, Bill.
The Revenge of the Undead
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Action, Music and Western) Cinematographer, Actor, Camera and Electrical Department, Writer, Director, Editor, Producer, Visual effects Poncho and Ponchita visit an old graveyard and are frightened by the rise of the undead! Film is shot with puppets and conducted in an early 20th century format of a musical composer accompanying the silent film.
Film (short) by Xiao'ou Olivia Zhang (Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department
Film (short) by Jose D. Rodriguez (Drama) Actor, Sound department A female drug dealer faces a moral dilemma when she discovers that the mule she transports is pregnant.
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Drama, History and War) Actor, Writer, Director, Editor, Sound department, Producer, Visual effects, Miscellaneous Crew Word has spread that the war in Europe is coming to an end. The Allied Forces have hammered the Northern Coast of France and pushed deep into German territory. Wearied by the perpetual conflict a U.S. Army Corporal agrees to perform a secret mission for Division Headquarters. A German SS Officer, plagued by the persistent nightmares of the horrors of war, chooses to desert his post and risk the threat of immediate execution. Divided solely by national boundaries the two men journey through the German environment fighting for survival and the love of those that they left at home. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Bota Yerimbet (Drama) Actor A couple with a 10 years kid have been lost in the desert. They try to find way. Eventually they fight for water supply.
Film (short) by Jared Elkin (Drama) Actor, Camera and Electrical Department Julia, an eager young woman, has gotten herself involved with a cult that practices ritual rites in a remote forest location. Being part of a group like this is what Julia has always wanted. They act out the types of things that she only reads about in books or watches in movies. However, now she has the chance to be fully inducted as one of them. To do this, she must ritualistically sacrifice a kidnapped girl which puts her resolve to belong to the ultimate test. Written by Anonymous
A Game of Catch
Film (short) by Evan Wang (Drama) Actor, Writer
Angel of Sorrow
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Thriller) Actor, Director, Editor Angelo Desidario was brutally attacked by a werewolf the night he proposed to his fiancee. She died, Angelo turned into a lycanthrope. Now he uses his extraordinary physical abilities to protect those who cannot protect themselves from the bad guys. Angel of Sorrow is a fresh new take on both werewolf and superhero folklore. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Christina Chen (Music, Mystery and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Lisa with a strange old face and a warm heart must make a decision when the mysterious strangers comes to make a deal with her; to break her curse and bring back her youth or to destroy her famous rocker lover.
The Theta Cycle
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer, Actor, Writer, Director, Editor, Sound department, Producer, Visual effects The Government has made a break-through in human neuro-psychology - it is now possible to control the minds and actions of people against their will. An intelligence agent initiates the first use of the experimental procedure in an assignment to assassinate a high-value target. The agent selects a young Veteran returning from a war overseas who is turned into an automaton of state power. Written by Anonymous
Light and Day
Film (short) by Filipe F. Coutinho (Drama) Cinematographer Andrew is a depressed man who struggles with his mother's death. His numbness is supported by the abundance of pills he takes as his friends struggle to get to him. One day he meets Katherine, a free-spirited young woman who challenges him to change. Written by Filipe F. Coutinho
Film (short) by Tigran Mutafyan (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A nurse becomes a victim of an old woman who with the help of a scientist switches their souls in order to become young again.
Film (short) by Aric Coppola (Thriller) Writer, Director, Editor, Producer A young woman has an adulterous relationship with her boss and attempts to conceal it from her husband by claiming work had kept her busy. She takes the Underground Metro home and meets an odd stranger that only refers to himself as 'The Magician'. He gives her a rose and asks her to pick a playing card from a mysterious deck. In a series of surreal moments the man, SATAN, merges into her and steals her soul in payment for her misdeed. Confused, she returns home to find her husband missing and only a bathtub filled with blood and a rose. In a mad dash she tries to connect the pieces, but falls prey to the Magician and ultimately pays the heaviest of prices. Written by Anonymous
Don't Shoot the Angel
Film (short) by Zhili Li (Drama, Fantasy and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A lost writer can't identify illusion or reality which is helpful or harmful.
Columbia Southern University
University of Southern California