In high school, I didn’t always relate to my friends. I was more of a spectator.
– Gia Coppola
As a teenager, I wanted to be sophisticated and avant-garde, and I was really judgmental. But when you’re a teenager, you’re fearless because you don’t know the repercussions to anything.
I think when you do things outside of what you’re interested in, you meet people and get ideas to bring in to whatever it is you love doing the most.
Making a movie is a lot of problem solving.
So many of the kids on television have really nice clothes, perfect skin and hair.
My family and I are so close, it’s important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other, especially at the holidays.
My name does help me get in the door, but it doesn’t do the work for me.
I just remember that pivotal moment when you’re a young adult, and you realize that these authority figures are human beings, too, and they’re figuring out their lives just as you are, and they’re flawed.
I’ve only ever taken a playwriting class, but I like creative writing and writing screenplays.
I went to a private all-girls school where I didn’t feel I fit in.
‘Virgin Suicides’ was such a big movie to me as a teenage girl. It blew me away.
When I went to college, my mum was really sad, so she preserved my bedroom, like a weird time capsule.
I love working with other people and bouncing ideas off them.
I like the camera to be still and not very shaky and have everything happen within the frame.
My grandpa showed me how to build stamina onset behind the scenes on ‘Twixt.’
When I was younger, I had pink underneath my hair, and I got detention. I went to an all-girls school where you wore a uniform, and pink hair was not OK.
I didn’t go to film school. My Grampa always says just watch a lot of movies. He didn’t go to film school; he went to theatre school. It’s interesting to learn about the technical side of it, but I think it’s more important to learn about writing and working with actors.
I just love seeing other females work.
As a first-time director, you act a lot like a teenager. I made decisions because I was hotheaded. My skin broke out. I was trying to understand who I am.
I have so much appreciation for movies because I understand how hard it is to make one.
There is always something I gain from watching a movie, whether it’s a silly romantic comedy or an art film.
Most people think of Las Vegas, and they think of extravagance. But it’s really a mix between fantasy and laziness.
I love making movies. But it’s a lot of investing your heart and soul. It can be exhausting.
We definitely have to support other female directors because there’s not enough of us.
Anyone can create and put stuff out there, so then as viewers and listeners, we have access to a lot of different unique view points.
My mentor in college was Stephen Shore. I loved his color palettes and his taking mundane things but finding them fascinating.
I love to play with the gadgets that come with film.
I was really nervous working with actors, since I come from a photography background.
I love so many directors. I love David O. Russell. I love David Fincher, I love Alexander Payne and Jane Campion and my aunt. Spike Jonze. There are just so many amazing directors.
I’m not so vocal. I try to get loud, but my voice will just crack or something.