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.
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