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VERONICA DiPIPPO - WRITER & DIRECTOR

Veronica is a multi-award-winning filmmaker. Her most recent project, FATHER RYAN: A HIGHER CALL, a docu-drama about the life of heroic, Catholic priest, Father Patrick Ryan, won Best Documentary and Best Director at the 2023 Cannes World Art Festival. After a festival run, FATHER RYAN aired in September 2023 on the Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) for an estimated global audience of 13 million viewers.  It is currently streaming on the FORMED Channel reaching over 6000 U.S. parishes, a potential viewing audience of over one million.  It's also available on Amazon Prime; just search for FATHER RYAN: A HIGHER CALL.

 

Her "karmic komedy" DANDELION DHARMA won the coveted Audience Award for Best Live Action short at Palm Springs International ShortFest, and Best Director award at San Francisco Women's International Film Festival. Dharma's two-year festival run included screenings at numerous, notable festivals around the world, and at venues including the legendary Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Her off-beat, horror short NIGHTSWEATS premiered at the Filmmakers Alliance Vision Awards at the Director’s Guild of America as part of an evening honoring film director Allison Anders. NIGHTSWEATS went on to screen at festivals across the U.S. and garner three nominations for Best Short and one for Best Director.  

As a screenwriter, Veronica worked for studios and independents including Disney Animation Studios and Disney Television. Features currently in development include HE NAMED HIM ADAM, a feature-length drama. She was also a script analyst for multiple production companies including Wildwood/South Fork Pictures (Robert Redford), and Avenue Pictures. While in Los Angeles, Veronica founded The Scriptwriter’s Network Staged Reading Series, a hugely successful reading series of original screenplays with professional (and notable) film actors at the Beverly Hills Library theater.

Veronica has also written and directed numerous original works for stage.  Over thirty productions of her plays and one-acts have been produced at theatres on both coasts including SIREN TEARS at Riverside Shakespeare Company, New York; PASSAGE at American Globe Theatre, New York (winner, Best New Play award), and THE ROSE THAT REFUSED TO BLOOM, a popular children’s musical which ran at 13th Street Theater, New York, for over 3 years. She has also directed theatre classics including CRIMES OF THE HEART, FENCES, plus her own play, LULU’S LAST STAND, in Los Angeles.


Veronica began her career as an apprentice actor with Mirror Repertory Company in New York City where she studied acting with fellow company member, Academy Award winner, Geraldine Page. During her years as an actor, she appeared in multiple leading roles in regional, touring, and off-Broadway theatres before shifting her focus to writing and directing. She is a graduate of The Drama Studio, London at Berkeley and SUNY.  

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MARC ARAMIAN, Producer (IMDb Page)

His most recent project, FATHER RYAN: A HIGHER CALL, a docu-drama about the life of heroic, Catholic priest, Father Patrick Ryan, won Best Documentary and Best Director at the 2023 Cannes World Art Festival. 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. Dharma's two-year festival run included screenings at numerous, notable festivals around the world.

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.

To hear Marc's music, visit Aramian.com.          

 

Email Marc here.

             An article about Marc & Veronica: A Hollywood film and music producer finds the right notes in Chattanooga

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