Projects in Development

 
One Christmas in Eastville

Currently in Development

Contact Marc for a link to the synopsis. Script available on request.


A twist of fate forces JESSIE, a jet-setting, rock n’ roll band manager, to spend Christmas in her hometown where she’s confronted with her estranged family, friends, and “class loser” JASON, the man she blames for the scandal that forced her to flee the town ten years earlier.

 
AURORA B.

Currently in Development

Contact Marc for a link to the synopsis, the Director's Style Book, Producer's Deck and script.

Sometimes the thing you want least is the thing you need most.

 
SONNET

Currently in Development

Contact Marc for a link to the synopsis, the Director's Style Book, Producer's Deck and script.


​A washed-up poet is hired to discourage a billionaire heir-apparent from pursuing the artist’s path, until he becomes entangled in a three-way love triangle that inspires him in ways he never imagined.

SONNET takes place in the fictional world of Hollyland, a modern-day blend of LA and Tudor England.  Our Special FX guru, Ryan Carter, put together this flyover.

Bios


VERONICA DIPIPPO, Writer/Director

Veronica is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright. Her "karmic komedy" short DANDELION DHARMA ( IMDB Page, Official Site) won the Audience Award for Best Live Action short at Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Best Director at San Francisco Women's International. Dharma's two year festival run included screenings at the Newport Beach Film Festival, HBO New York Latino Film Fest, Rhode Island International, LA Shorts, and a special screening honoring award winning shorts at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Veronica and Marc's Dharma festival exploits are prominently featured in an episode of FESTIVAL ROAD SHOW produced by Shorts International and aired on their US/UK channels.  Her previous short NIGHTSWEATS premiered at the Filmmakers Alliance Vision Awards at the DGA as part of an evening honoring film director Allison Anders. NIGHTSWEATS went on to screen at numerous festivals across the U.S. and garner three nominations for Best Short.

As a screenwriter, Veronica has worked for studios and independents. Features currently in development include ONE CHRISTMAS IN EASTVILLE, a feature length romantic comedy, the quirky off-beat dramedy, AURORA B.,  SONNET, an original dramedy, and THE NINTH ROOM, an occult thriller.

Veronica has also written and directed numerous original works for theatre.  She directed the world premiere of her new play Lulu's Last Stand at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. Over thirty productions of her plays and one-acts have been produced at theatres across the country including Riverside Shakespeare Company (New York), The Writers Theatre (New York), The Academy of Media and Theatre Arts (San Francisco), The Nat Horne (New York), The Complex (Los Angeles), Musical Theatreworks (New York), American Globe Theatre (New York - Best New Play Award), The Women In Theatre Festival (New York - Finalist, Best New Play) and the Buckhead Theatre (Atlanta). She has also directed American classics such as CRIMES OF THE HEART and FENCES, in Los Angeles.  Plays currently in development include THREE GUYS IN A KANSAS CITY ALLEY.

Veronica began her career as an actor with John Strasberg's Mirror Repertory Company in New York where she studied acting with fellow company member Geraldine Page. During her years as an actor she appeared in numerous leading roles in regional, touring and off-Broadway theatre as well as independent film before shifting her focus to writing and directing. She is a graduate of The Drama Studio, London at Berkeley and SUNY.


MARC ARAMIAN, Producer (IMDb Page)


He produced Crunch's Award-Winning "epic" short, DANDELION DHARMA, written and directed by Veronica and edited by Oscar winner Jeff Consiglio. 'Dharma' won the coveted Audience Award for Best Live Action Short at the 2009 Palm Springs International ShortFest, considered to be one of the top five festivals for short films in the world. Later that year, 'Dharma' was honored with a special screening of award-winning, international shorts presented by America Cinematheque at Hollywood's historic Egyptian Theater. Having screened at festivals around the world, 'Dharma' can be seen on cable channel Shorts International and can be purchased on iTunes.

 

Marc and Veronica are prominently featured in the documentary, FOLLOW THE FILMMAKER, produced by Shorts International.  His first producing venture, NIGHTSWEATS: THE COLLECTORS, premiered at the Filmmakers Alliance Vision Awards at the Directors Guild as part of an evening honoring independent film and director, Allison Anders.  NIGHTSWEATS went on to screen in numerous festivals including Chicago's Reel Shorts and The New York Horror Film Festival at Tribeca, and garnered nominations for Best Short at Syracuse International Film Festival, Shockerfest and Frightfest.  Crunch's supernatural thriller short FRAMED was also produced by Marc. 

 

In addition to his work as a film producer, Marc is a veteran international composer and music producer who has composed hundreds of scores for film, TV, records and commercials. Musical career highlights include six feature films, over 90 TV shows for non-fiction networks (two of which won Emmys and one of which won a Peabody Award), six records, over 500 commercials, one commissioned musical for Tokyo's "Broadway," seven computer games, and the Flag Ceremony for the '92 Olympics in Barcelona. 

 

He was also Manager of Soundelux Design Music Group in Hollywood, an innovative provider of music, voiceover and soundscapes for Video Games, Commercials and Location-Based Entertainment. In addition to his responsibilities for the bottom line and day-to-day operations, he was the music supervisor on three Disney video games, High School Musical: Karaoke, Cheetah Girls: Dance, and High School Musical 3: Dance.

 

To hear Marc's music, visit Aramian.com.  Email Marc here.

 

 
 
 

PAST PROJECTS

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Dandelion Dharma

Written & Directed by Veronica DiPippo
Producer: Marc Aramian
Edited by Jeff Consiglio
Music & Sound by Marc Aramian

WINNER of the 2009 AUDIENCE AWARD for

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT at the PALMS SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST.


A karmic comedy about three mysterious, eccentric ladies and how their intimate life stories of passion, adventure, romance and survival, inspired a young woman to come to terms with love, loss and letting go.



View TRAILERS for Dandelion Dharma

or visit the IMDB Page or Official Site.

A scene from Dandelion Dharma.

Before and after - On the set with Graham Futerfas, Director Veronica DiPippo with actors Christine Joelle, "gorgeous ass" Jeff Miller and crew.

Festival Road Trip is a reality show about the film festival circuit. In this episode, the filmmakers follow Veronica DiPippo and Marc Aramian at the Palm Springs International Shorts Fest the year Dandelion Dharma won the Audience Award for Best Live Action Narrative.

 
Lulu's Last Stand

LULU'S LAST STAND

Written & Directed by Veronica DiPippo

Music & Sound by Marc Aramian

Set Design by Meghan Rogers

PLOTLINE: When an eccentric matriarch's husband dies suddenly, she summons her quarrelsome offspring to the family's lakeside home in Georgia. The three, offbeat, strong-willed daughters arrive expecting to mourn their father in the usual way. Instead, they experience a weekend full of shocking surprises, emotional bombshells and comical twists and turns that leave them all wondering: How well can we ever really know another human being, or ourselves?


REVIEWS

"DiPippo directs with a sure hand, dealing sensitively with the family conflicts, and eliciting solid performances from her cast. Roseen makes a vivid figure of the eccentric Abby, for whom the death of her husband is a liberation as well as a grief. Joelle somehow keeps Bailey likable despite her peppery nature, as she copes with an ongoing divorce and the death of her father. Lancaster is a sympathetic presence, striving to protect Abby from Bailey's domineering ways. Carlisle lends an appealing daffiness to the actor who's thrilled by the dramatic revelations about dear old Dad, and Ross reveals a touchingly self-effacing vulnerability as the other woman. Meghan Rogers has created a colorful, finely detailed set."

- Neal Weaver - Read more at Backstage



"...LULU'S LAST STAND is a well written and insightful comedy. Irene Roseen's Abby...gives a fine performance with subtle shadings. Each of the daughters is played to perfection in this outstanding cast, like musical notes in a score. Meghan Rogers' whimsical set gives us a wonderful background. I loved the outdoor sounds by Marc Aramian....DiPippo gives us a very enjoyable evening filled with insights and laughter."

-- Audrey Linden, L.A. Examiner



"The three young women more than hold their own on stage, asserting their individuality with verve and high spirits. Valeri Ross is endearing in a small but pivotal, role. Direction is by the playwright, the perfect costumes designed by Danielle Domingue. In conclusion, it's safe to say that when the show is over, every married woman in the house will now look at her own spouse in a whole new light."

- Ingrid Wilmot - Will Call


"...an enjoyable and even inspiring look at an odd-ball mother and her three distinctive daughters.  The women of Abby's age in last night's audience could be heard raving as they left the theatre, and that's a high recommendation indeed. Film composer Marc Aramian's sound design and original music do much to enhance the play's moods, including those frequent interruptions by Bailey's cell phone and some very realistic car sounds."

- -Stage Scene L.A.



"...DiPippo's Abby is not a sullen character ruled by motherhood. She is refreshingly empowered with a full life.  Roseen plays an authentic Southern belle who's past her prime; a quiet, genteel woman seeking polite solace in her lakeside home. Lancaster and Joelle go head-to-head as polar opposites.  The women share solid onstage chemistry. Carlisle supplies a lightness that brings relief amidst the family's pain."

- -Beverly Hills Patch


The Theater where it played. Theatre 40.

Meghan Rogers's set design.

Framed

Directed & Edited by Jeff Consiglio
Written & Produced by Veronica DiPippo
Produced by Marc Aramian

 

 

 

 

 


Beautiful Sarah, subject to fits of depression, overdoses on pills and drowns in her tub. Her grieving roommate, Jackie, comforts Sarah's boyfriend, Josh... a little too much. They share a secret, arousing suspicion and revealing a web of lies.

Scenes from "Framed"

 

Films that make a difference

She spent the first five years of her life living with Opioid-addicted parents. This unwitting victim in the drug epidemic sweeping across our nation overcomes challenges few ever face. This is the inspiring story of Grace.

One of many films we make for worthy causes.