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Jon Coplon

Jon Coplon

United States



Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2015


Jon Coplon is an independent producer whose films have shown at festivals around the world. He produced writer/director, Jonas Carpignano’s Mediterranea, which had its world premiere at Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2015 and was met with widespread acclaim. The film was released in the US (IFC/Sundance Selects) and France (Haut et Court) among many other territories and has won numerous prizes internationally as well as being nominated for three Independent Spirit awards. Coplon is an alumnus of the Rotterdam Producers Lab at Cinemart, the Torino Film Lab and the Berlinale Talent Campus. His films have been the recipient of grants and awards from the Sundance Institute, Cinereach, ARTE, San Francisco Film Society, and Doha Film Institute. He recently wrapped production on Carpignano’s second feature, A Ciambra with their Italy-based company, Stayblack Productions and is a Film Independent producing fellow for Jess dela Merced’s Detroit-set feature, Chickenshit.

company profile

STAYBLACK Productions is the Rome and Calabria-based company of Director Jonas Carpignano and Producers Jon Coplon and Paolo Carpignano.
STAYBLACK premiered Carpignano’s second feature film, "A Ciambra", in Cannes at the Directors Fortnight where it received the Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film. Executive Produced by Martin Scorcese and RT Features the film will be distributed by IFC Films in the USA, Haut et Court in France and Academy Two in Italy. The film is Italy’s selection for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Academy Awards.
Previously, the STAYBLACK team made Mediterranea which after premiering in Critics’ Week at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, garnered both a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Director and National Board of Review’s, Best Directorial Debut for Carpignano. Carpignano’s short film version of "A Ciambra", received the Discovery Award at Critics’ Week at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and a Special Mention Nastro D’Argento, and "A Chjána", a short film from 2011 which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Controcampo Award for Best Short Film.
STAYBLACK is entering several international co-productions with Una Gunjak’s feature debut Alfa, Z Behl’s Gepetto, Manuella Martelli’s 1976, as well as Carpignano’s upcoming, A Chiara.
The company’s goal is to support new voices in cinema and to promote Italian co-productions both in Italy and abroad.