Scion of a phenomenal family and a regular guest at Cinequest, Christopher Coppola is chairman of the film program at SF Art Institute. A pupil of George Kuchar’s, Coppola now supervises the classes that the pioneer underground filmmaker once taught at SFAI. He’s adding VR to the curriculum at the school. He’ll be presenting “Universe at Play” a fantasy short about the collision between the world of a beatnik composer and a forest troll.
Coppola’s appearance at the fest will be part of the way Cinequest is doubling down on its VR component Cinequest s. Viveport is presenting a VR Experience Lounge, and Samsung hosts a six-program selection of Virtual Reality Cinema shorts. Mar 1-4 the fest offers a series of VR Workshops, where tips on scriptwriting, post-production, and monetizing are offered up, “How to make money off of all this is important to students,” Coppola observed.
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A review of the Barbados Independent Film Festival, in which the main event was the Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by Christopher Coppola and produced by Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa.
The second edition of the Barbados Independent Film Festival continued last evening with the Opening Gala on the still relatively new grounds of the Walled Garden Theatre located at the Barbados Museum in the Garrison.
The red carpet affair was a welcome improvement over the previous night’s activity which was affected heavily by an island wide power blackout. Several members of the film fraternity on the island and international guest stars, such as Deborah Kara Unger, Vincent Spano, Lacey Dorn and Horacio Guerrero, were in attendance.
The director of the highly anticipated Green Days by the River production, Michael Moodleedhar, was also in attendance.
The Caribbean premiere of the new thriller TORCH by the international film maker, Christopher Coppola, was the main event of the night. The film follows the protagonist Clara, who grew up in the jungles of Belize but was sent to live in San Francisco after a traumatic childhood incident.
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For the film and television industry in British Columbia, 2017 was a tough year to beat.
A record-breaking $2.6 billion streamed into the province last year, much of it coming from international productions.
Prem Gill, CEO of Creative B.C. who has been named one of the province’s most powerful women leaders, said there has been tremendous growth in the industry in the past few years and it won’t slow down anytime soon.
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Jeffrey "Blue Shark" Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area
Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gliwa’s company. This studio will be built in the architecture of Zoetrope, which was designed from inception to conception by Francis Ford Coppola.
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Christopher Coppola’s new film “Torch” produced by Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa is premiering at the 2018 Barbados Film Festival: http://barbadosfilmfest.org/ Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/244396416
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You couldn’t find two more different characters than Christopher Coppola and Jeffrey Gliwa: one a garrulous, big bear of man, who likes bandana head gear, the other a smiley smaller fellow favoring ball caps emblazoned with a shark.
Nevertheless, they just premiered their second collaboration as director and producer, “Torch”, a heist film involving Mayan curses, modern shamans and shot in the jungles of Belize.
As if that wasn’t enough, Coppola and Gliwa just announced plans to build a studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gilwa’s company. Expanding on the indie tradition established in San Francisco by Christopher’s uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, they will employ film students, to both save money and stimulate what could become an indie hub.
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Film trivia is vital to breaking awkward silences and enlivening the dullest of evenings everywhere, so prepare to dazzle your friends with these 51 trivia facts you might not know.
1. Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2.
2. Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a Plane as the title because it was the only reason he accepted the role.
3. Rather than use CGI, Tim Burton had 40 squirrels trained to crack nuts for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
4. Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last carnival scene of Grease.
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You may have seen the pictures.
It’s night-time in an impossibly exotic location. Waves are breaking on the beach. The water is sparkling with electric blue lights.
The internet loves an image of a magical-looking bioluminescent bay. You may also have seen travel bloggers bemoaning the real event as not quite living up the hype.
Even if the latter is true, bioluminescence (in this case usually caused by planktonic organisms called dinoflagellates) is a pretty amazing natural phenomenon.
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Over the past few decades, Halloween celebrations have gained in popularity, not only with children and families, but with all those fascinated with the spooky and scary.
As a scholar of myth and religion in popular culture, I look at Halloween with particular interest – especially the ways in which today’s Halloween tradition came to evolve.
A Pre-Christian Tradition
Many practices associated with Halloween have origins in the pre-Christian, or pagan, religion of the Celts, the original inhabitants of the British Isles, as well as parts of Franceand Spain.
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Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.