Originally from Milan, Italy, Francesca Coppola holds a BA from The School of Visual Arts of New York City. She has directed several short films and spec commercials for clients as Orange and Groupon among others. Her short film The Smoker was finalist at the Columbia Undergraduate Film Festival and at the Georgia Film Festival. Flamingos, her thesis film won the prize for Outstanding Short Film at the Dusty’s Film Festival and is currently being showcased in festivals in Europe and the US. In the past five years she has worked with many successful professionals in the industry, including Lee Daniels, Harvey Weinstein, Robert De Niro and Antonio Campos.