Oriana Oppice

Oriana Oppice

Trinacria Pictures, Women in Film Chicago

Director, filmmaker and producer in Chicago, Illinois

About Oriana

Oriana is a director, actor and producer. She is the Director of Programming for Women in Film Chicago and is on the Board of Directors. She was born in Sicily and grew up in Chicago. Beginning her career in Los Angeles, Oriana is constantly involved in the independent film circuit. Her latest film, "Lobster fra Diavolo," a comedy she directed, produced, and starred in, has won multiple awards and screened at many film festivals, including Cannes. "Camp Belvidere," for which she was the co-director, has enjoyed success both in the United States and globally, including wins for Best Feature, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor. Oriana is a detail-oriented director and producer, and leverages her experience in analysis and communication throughout her work. Oriana holds a B.A. from McGill University in International Relations and an M.A. from the University of Chicago in International Law.


Name: Oriana Oppice

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois

Company: Trinacria Pictures, Women in Film Chicago

Occupation: Director, Filmmaker, Producer, Actor, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Credits

  • GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe

    GRAS: Generally Recognized as Safe (2015)
    Film (short) by Kevin Barber Actress, Producer, Casting director Alex, the regional manager of a veterinary pharmaceutical company, risks losing everything unless she can buy the farmers' loyalty before new FDA guidelines -- requiring farmers to get prescriptions for antibiotic use in livestock-- are put in place. Written by Trinacria Pictures

  • My Dead Boyfriend

    My Dead Boyfriend (2015)
    Film by Anthony Edwards (Comedy) Actress A woman discovers who her couch potato boyfriend really was after she finds him dead at home.

  • A Good Egg

    A Good Egg (2015)
    Film (short) by Simon MacLean (Comedy) Actress Mimi's doctor tells her after a miscarriage that she has a limited number of good eggs, pushing her to decide how far she's willing to go to have a baby.

  • The Bench Project

    The Bench Project (2015)
    Television Director Connected only by a location - a bench - couples, strangers, friends and lovers explore the comedic, the sublime, the mysterious and the bizarre. Examine the human experience as seen on a bench.

  • For the Love of Pete

    For the Love of Pete (2015)
    Film (short) by Trinacria Pictures & Testa Dura Media Director/Producer/Writer/Actor

  • GRAS (in post-production)

    GRAS (in post-production) (2015)
    Film (short) by Troubadour Innovations & Trinacria Pictures Producer/Actor

  • Lobster fra Diavolo

    Lobster fra Diavolo (2015)
    Film (short) by Trinacria Pictures & Testa Dura Media Director/Producer/Actor

  • Bench Project: Lost and Found

    Bench Project: Lost and Found (2015)
    Film (short) by Chappetto Square Productions Director

  • Person of Interest

    Person of Interest (2015)
    Television by CBS Actor

  • Momsters

    Momsters (2015)
    Television by Discovery ID Actor

  • The Goblin Baby

    The Goblin Baby (2014)
    Film (short) by Shoshana Rosenbaum (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actress A supernatural thriller about the first year of motherhood.

  • Momsters: When Moms Go Bad

    Momsters: When Moms Go Bad (2014)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A Comic "dramatic-reenactment" show based on real life stories of the world's worst moms

  • Night Shift

    Night Shift (2014)
    Film (short) by Scott Schuler (Drama) Actress A slice of life drama about four stories revolving around family that intersect at a lone diner on the side of a highway at 3am.

  • Many a Moon

    Many a Moon (2014)
    Film (short) by Astrid Ovalles (Sci-Fi) Actress, Director, Producer, Casting director, Writer, Costume designer

  • Co-Insurance

    Co-Insurance (2014)
    Film (short) by Kevin Barber (Drama) Actress A crippling health insurance bill forces Ben to choose between continuing his quest for self-reliance or returning to the life of comfort he previously abandoned.

  • Clipped Wings, They Do Fly

    Clipped Wings, They Do Fly (2014)
    Film by William Michael Barbee (Crime and Drama) Actress CLIPPED WINGS, THEY DO FLY is a feature-length, suspense movie that is loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Michael Barbee. The movie highlights the life of the lead character, "Billy Ray Michaels." Billy Ray suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, compounded with Schizophrenia, and finds himself on trial for murder, a crime which he does not remember committing. Billy Ray is entangled in a world of confusion, of which, unbeknownst to him, he created. The story is told through the eyes of a few people with whom Billy Ray came in contact, including his sister, "Jenna," potential boss, "Mr. Greene," and his son's mother, "Katrina," as they are all cross-examined by the State's Prosecution Team lead by the arrogant prosecutor, "Toby Johnson." From the witness stand, each tells of a different encounter with the defendant, Billy Ray, and he is slowly able to put the pieces together of his life with the help of his childhood psychotherapist, "Dr. Shelly Neiderbach." ... Written by William Michael Barbee and Cathryn Stanley

  • Camp Belvidere

    Camp Belvidere (2014)
    Film by Recluse Films Co-director

  • House of Cards

    House of Cards (2014)
    Television by Netflix Actor

  • The Three Sessions

    The Three Sessions (2013)
    Film by Matthew Cavanaugh (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Actress Fiction novelist, Henry Goodman's wife Aurore has just returned home after spending several months in a hospital for an unknown psychiatric condition that haunted her with nightmarish visions of the future. A condition the doctors say has since been "arrested." But as the couple begins to rebuild their marriage, Aurore's behavior grows increasingly strange until it eventually culminates with a violent collapse. As Henry seeks out alternative treatments, he encounters a mysterious Doctor who claims his unconventional remedies will heal her. This involves three intensive sessions. While each session sheds new light the nature on her condition, a terrifying truth is revealed that will change the couples entire understanding of reality, fantasy and time. Written by Anonymous

  • America's Most Wanted

    America's Most Wanted (2013)
    Television by Lifetime Actor

  • Suspicious Densities

    Suspicious Densities (2012)
    Film (short) by Sheri Ratick Stroud (Comedy and Drama) Actress The story is based on a true experience when a woman gets 'the call' from her doctor's office. The mammogram had 'Suspicious Densities' and she needs to come back in for another test. This is a short film about what happened in the waiting room. An uplifting story about a serious subject. Written by Anonymous

  • America's Most Wanted: James Hammes

    America's Most Wanted: James Hammes (2012)
    Television (Crime) Actress James Hammes used his position as a financial controller to embezzle millions of dollars, and then vanished. The FBI and his wife, Deanna Hammes, are looking for him. The family of Joy Hammes, his first wife, wants to know how Hammes is connected to to a series of mysterious fires -- including the one that killed Joy. Written by Anonymous

  • When Life Gives You Shoestrings

    When Life Gives You Shoestrings (2010)
    Film (short) by Lori Nelson Lee (Comedy and Family) Actress A 20 minute comedy about a shoestring salesman who unconsciously summons the comfort of an imaginary doll to help him cope with recent life changes.

  • Patriot Johnny

    Patriot Johnny (2007)
    Film (short) by Arlene Bogna (Drama) Actress A young soldier cannot return to the life and love he left behind.

  • NCIS

    NCIS (2006)
    Television by Don McGill (Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama and 2 More) Actress Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Eleanor Bisbop, a former NSA agent, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families, sometimes ... Written by NCIS Lover

  • American Debate

    American Debate (2006)
    Film (short) by Justin Paul Miller (Drama) Actress American Debate explores the changing nature of human rights, such as privacy and individual freedom, in a world of constant, hidden danger. A group of teenagers have the quiet predictability of their lives suddenly and inexplicably shattered when they find themselves trapped together with the threat of a weapon in the room. As the story unfolds, the students are forced to deal with the reality that they may need to sacrifice their basic rights in order to insure their safety. When fear takes over, the classroom begins spiraling towards a cataclysmic clash of the dark side of human nature and the better angels of civilization. With a climax that strips the students of their preconceptions about themselves, each other and life in the modern world, American Debate asks the question: How far would you go to protect your freedom? Written by Joseph De Rosa

  • Mothers Be Good

    Mothers Be Good (2006)
    Film (short) by Lynne Moses (Drama) Actress Time unfolds backwards in this lyrical tale of a love triangle with a twist. In it, a mature 19-year-old's pregnancy forces her childish young mother to grow up, but is it too late? Written by Anonymous

  • Medium

    Medium (2005)
    Television by Glenn Gordon Caron (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Actress Allison Dubois works in the Phoenix District Attorney's office. She uses her psychic abilities to help crack criminal cases. Her dreams often give her clues to the whereabouts of missing people, and by touching someone she often gets to see beneath the facade into the person's soul. Allison juggles this stressful job with her role as wife and mother of three children, including a daughter who seems to be developing similar powers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

  • 208

    208 (2005)
    Film (short) by Jimmy Sariya (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Actress After the dark storm dies, Mary, a lost soul, checks into room 208. Unrest is born as her life crosses with Jessica's. Soon after, anyone who enters 208 will discover why....

  • The Immigrants

    The Immigrants (2005)
    Film (short) by Glenn Thomas (Sci-Fi) Actress In the late 21st Century, the United States has been transformed into an oppressive, totalitarian regime bent on the total submission of its citizens who, out of desperation, continually search for new and clever ways of escaping their plight and to seek a better place in which to live out their lives. It is a dark time of mind control and genetically engineered telepathics. The most innovative means by which the dissidents have found to escape, is through a portal in time, traveling to a chosen era when/where freedom actually meant something to its leaders. With the help of the Resistance movement, the "immigrants" secretly slip out of their home-time and settle in different parts of American history in order to live out their lives peacefully. The government becomes alerted to their operation and sends the secret police, the "Peacekeepers" to intercept and annihilate them. Our story begins when a mother and her young son enter a pharmacy in 1947 New York to fill a prescription. ... Written by Glenn Thomas

Awards

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Winner (Comedy): Eureka Springs Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Cannes Court Metrage Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Frederick Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Festival du Film Merveilleux
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Chesapeake Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Salento International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Selection Golden Door International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Bench Project: Lost and Found Selection DC Shorts
    (2015)

  • Bench Project: Lost and Found Selection North Caroline Gay & Lesbian Festival
    (2015)

  • Camp Belvidere Runner Up Best Film Amsterdam Roze Filmdagen
    (2015)

  • Camp Belvidere Selection NYC New Filmmakers Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Camp Belvidere Selection Dyke Drama Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Camp Belvidere Selection Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Camp Belvidere Selection Chicago LBGTQ+ International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Directing Camp Belvidere Women's Independent Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Best Narrative Feature Camp Belvidere Women's Independent Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Lobster fra Diavolo Finalist Moondance Screenplay Festival
    (2014)

Education

  • University of Chicago

  • McGill University

  • UCLA

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