Representing the fourth generation of the Coppola family in America—and the third generation of the family's presence in filmmaking—Gia Coppola is not only an accomplished film writer and director, but also a talented photographer. She was introduced to the finer qualities of wine by her grandfather, Francis Coppola, and considers Inglenook a precious gift that requires a sensitive, youthful eye towards maintaining its singular reputation.
Born and raised in Los Angeles by her mother Jacqui Getty, Gia graduated from Bard College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. Her artistic tendency is to use the camera with personal style, casually documenting life within her field of vision. Gia's filmmaking career was launched when she declined to be in a friend's video, and was subsequently challenged to make one of her own. It was then that she began developing a sense for the behind-the-camera aesthetic already explored by other members of her family, but in a voice that is purely hers and critically recognized as such.
In 2013, Gia made her directorial debut with Palo Alto, a film based on James Franco’s 2010 collection of short stories of the same title. She is currently working on a new film for which she wrote the screenplay.