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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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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