Private Project

The Macbeth Syndrome

  • R.A. Ives (Christopher Coppola alias)
    Dracula's Widow, Deadfall, Gunfigher, Clockmaker, Bel Air, Palmer's Pick-up, G-Men From Hell, Cult of the Evil Geezers, Sacred Blood, Torch
  • Christopher Coppola
    Dracula's Widow, Deadfall, Gunfighter, Palmer's Pick-up, Torch, Eden
  • Christopher Coppola
    Gunfighter, Palmer's Pick-up,Bel Air, Cult of Evil Geezers, Sacred Blood, Torch
  • Christopher Coppola
    Key Cast
    "Christopher Coppola"
  • Byron Haigh
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 16, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    December 6, 2019
    Closing night film/work-in-progress
Director Biography - R.A. Ives (Christopher Coppola alias)

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 twelve feature films, numerous television shows and developed and produced content for alternative distribution and interactive platforms. He has spoken at CES, NAB, SHOWWEST as well as many film festivals about the future of digital filmmaking. His production company is producing low-budget feature films on which SFAI film students can intern and learn by working on set alongside professionals.
In 2006, he created Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH), a non-profit digital film festival designed to reach the “everyday person.” PAH educates people in the use of digital media while encouraging them to express themselves artistically. To date, over sixty digital media festivals, called PAH-FESTs, have been held across the U.S. and abroad.
Christopher is currently the head of the film program and a tenured professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. As a California Arts Council councilman appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, Christopher advocates for arts education in public schools and digital media literacy. He also promotes creative cultural exchange and art education between China and California. He is involved with a Qingdao filmmaking forum. A member of the prolific Coppola family, Christopher is in the Screen Actors Guild and is an active actor recently appearing alongside brother Nicolas Cage in Arsenal. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America for 23 years.

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Director Statement

The Macbeth Syndrome is still a work in progress. It was mainly made by San Francisco Art Institute film students under the guidance/professional filmmaker Christopher Coppola. Though this the cut is locked this version is missing ADR, not sound mixed, color-timed, still has temp music and missing credits. It will be completely finished 2/16/2020.