Recent Projects

GANSTERS, ALIENS AND GEEKS                                                                   Writer/Director:  Richard Elfman  12/17  RED HELIUM

Richard Elfman Interview    

NO SOLICITORS  Indie feature, RED EPIC. John Callas, Writer/Director. 

No Solicitors Trailer

HOT  Indie feature, 10 day schedule, shot on RED ONE.  Victor Warren, Director. Various Los Angeles locations, November 2013. 

Hot is a comic yet ultimately devastating look at a post apocalyptic future Los Angeles torn apart by a dangerous virus.  Love, sacrifice and sexual slavery are the core conflicts between two life-long best friends as their morality is tested. 

HOT Poster 10b

CHARIOTS OF THE SUN  Feature documentary about sun cycles, their affect on humans and how the planet reacts to subtle changes in solar radiation.  Interviews with scientists, physicists, health care experts.  Also investigates the worldwide building of "atmospheric heaters", large antenna arrays that can send tuned frequencies possibly for weather modification or other  possibly dangerous experiments.  2013, ongoing.  Paula Randol-Smith, producer/director.

HOWARD TERPNING, PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST  90 minute documentary about artist Howard Terpning, the foremost living American painter of Native American scenes.  Screened at the Autry Museum, Los Angeles, May 2012, accompanying an exhibit of 90 of his paintings.  8/11 HD

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE  Interviews with 30 Holocaust Survivors.  5/11 HD

ATLAS SHRUGGED  Additional Photography: Landscapes, Trains.  9/10 RED HD. Cross country trip from Chicago to Denver, shooting background plates and scenic shots.

INFECTION: The Invasion Begins  Producers: Howard Wexler, Mark Brewer, Bryan Brewer. Cast: Lochlyn Munro, Bryan Brewer, Kelly Pendygraft, Brian Guest, Kent Faulcon. HD 2009 

TRU LOVED Producer: Antonio Brown, Stewart Wade, David Avallone. Director: Stewart Wade. Cast: Najarra Townsend, Matthew Thompson, Alexandra Paul, Cynda Williams, Bruce Vilanch, Elaine Hendrix, Vernon Wells, Marcia Wallace. HD, 7/07

COFFEE DATE Producer: Cindy Peters. Written and Directed by Stuart Wade.  Cast;  Jonathan Silverman, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Gibson, Wilson Cruz, Elaine Hendrix.  Panasonic HD Varicam. 8/05 Best Feature Film Awards at the Sedona International Film Festival, Breckenridge Film Festival, and Salem Film Festivals. 

dvdverdict review

indietalk review

..."Coffee Date won the audience award for Best Feature Film at the Salem Film Festival weekend before last! Not only did it win, but twice as many people took the time to fill out the ballots as for any of the other films playing. And we were up against some terrific films, including a quirky comedy called Raising Flagg, starring recent Academy Award winner Alan Arkin..." 04/07

Coffee Date has played to standing room audiences at many festivals.  Won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Sedona Film Festival, Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Breckenridge Film Festival. Available soon on DVD.

LA Times Review, Kevin Thomas

JOHNNY MORRAN Producer/Director: John Ireland. Cast: Galen B. Schrick, Steven Shaw, Barbara Gruen, Matthew Walters. Panasonic HD Varicam 6/03. Nine characters in a bar, photographed entirely at The Burgundy Room, Hollywood Ca. Panasonic HD Varicam, Zeiss Digi Prime lenses.

THE MAKING OF TOUCHÉ Producer/Director: Jonathan Liebert. Cast: Priscilla Barnes, Lisa Jay, Adrian Zmed, Jack Kyle, Mark De Carlo, Jay Michael Ferguson. Panasonic HD Varicam 5/03. A mockumentary about the making of an adult film. Available on DVD.

ECHOES OF ENLIGHTENMENT One man's search for truth. Photographed with a Sony 700 DigiBeta.

Matt Hudson Review 10/03

Telluride, Colorado, "Echoes Of Enlightenment," the "Best Feature" Winner of the Ajijic Film Festival in 2001 has been selected for the official competition of 2002 Telluride IndieFest!

10 November 2001, Ajijic, Mexico, it was announced that "Echoes Of Enlightenment," the directorial debut of DAN COPLAN, was given the President Award as the Best Feature of the 3d Ajijic Festival Internacional de Cine.

"Echoes Of Enlightenment" has been selected for a premier screening on Saturday 20 July at the 2002 Melbourne Underground Film Festival!

From the December 2002 issue of Whole Life Times, page 28:
". . . Echoes is a success. It reinforces the message that anyone, no matter how debased he may become, can be enlightened. .
. . the story will awaken us at a deeper level and cause us to realize the impact that a single life can have on so many others."
J. Paul Peszko

ANCIENT EVIL was a 4 day shoot, with a day of prep. Normal working hours. David DeCoteau, producer/director. 35mm Anamorphic. VHS, and DVD letterbox.


VIDEO BUSINESS Magazine reported that THE BROTHERHOOD 2: YOUNG WARLOCKS was the number #1 renting direct to video release in the nation the week of September 30, 2001. The title was also the LA WEEKLY Video Pick Of The Week for the same period.

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