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Christopher Coppola

Christopher Coppola, President of PlasterCITY Productions Inc, has been a champion of and leader in digital media for over a decade. Since 1987, he has directed eight feature films, numerous television shows and developed and produced content for alternative distribution and interactive platforms. His “HD: American Portraits” premiered on the Wal-Mart in-store network, reaching over 160 million people. Also known as the “Biker Chef,” he travels the country’s blue highways with his trusted comrade “Biker Cat” following a noble quest celebrating the endless diversity of people and their cultures and cuisine. Coppola’s PlasterCITY Productions Inc produces “The DigiVangelist” reality show series documenting his search for the latest innovations in creative technology while making sure to keep the heart and soul of the human endeavor intact.

As a dedicated and passionate educator he is always contributing to educational endeavors, one of which includes helping to build a High Definition Research Laboratory at his alma mater, the San Francisco Art Institute. This state-of-the-art lab enables students and visiting artists to discover new, artistic uses for high definition technology and gain experience with shooting, editing and viewing equipment. A frequent lecturer at schools like CSU San Francisco, Madonna University, Chapman University, Columbia University Chicago, Los Angeles City College, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of New Mexico Grants and Broadview School of Electronic Arts, he has also participated on many digital filmmaking panels including HD Expo, NAB, SHOWWEST, American Film Market, DGA Digital Day, Cinequest, New Media Expo and ICE in Canada.

Coppola’s commitment to digital education extends beyond lectures and panels. In 2006 he created Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH), a non-profit digital film festival that brings digital empowerment to underserved communities and individuals worldwide. Designed to reach the “everyday person,” PAH educates people to use digital media while encouraging them to express themselves artistically. To date, sixty-two digital media festivals, called PAH-FESTs, have been held across the U.S. and abroad.

Coppola currently serves as the Director of the San Francisco Art Institute film department and was recently appointed to the California Arts Council by Governor Jerry Brown. His film company, PlasterCITY Prods, is currently producing a slate of low budget genre “Digiflicks,” the filming of which gives advanced film students the opportunity to gain valuable production experience while working with film industry professionals.

A member of the prolific Coppola family, Christopher is in the Screen Actors Guild as well as the Directors Guild of America where he serves on the Independent Directors Committee.

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Recent Reviews

Palmer's Pick-Up

Pretty sad!

Palmer's Pick-Up


Palmer's Pick-Up

She liked it; I hated it. I like funky movies but this one need a good editor. Just seemed to go on and on and on... (next day) Actually the...