Miramar, FL — Francis Ford Coppola, the five-time Academy Award-winning film director, writer, and producer, recently paid a visit to SIM2’s Italian factory during filming of his new project, Tetro.
Coppola has had previously experienced the company’s video product quality during a presentation in his Napa Valley studio this past spring. He took advantage of being in Europe, while filming his latest film, to pay a visit to SIM2 headquarters for a private tour of the factory and to pick up the company’s flagship PRO5DL video projector, which he will use to edit his upcoming and highly-anticipated film “Tetro.” The film is scheduled to be released in spring 2009.
Coppola arrived in Pordenone (a small town near Venice) where he was welcomed by SIM2’s executives, the town mayor, and Cinema Muto Festival and CinemaZero representatives.
After a brief introduction to SIM2 key personnel, Coppola enjoyed a high-definition movie clip on SIM2’s C3X 1080 projector and previewed the newly-released Blu-ray of the The Godfather on the SIM2 PRO5DL dual lamp video projector.
“The blacks are deep and the image is truly filmlike: Stunning!” Coppola commented. “I can’t wait to see my new movie on it!”
Coppola’s knowledge and passion for technology prompted him to ask to take a peek of the PRO5DL under the hood. He was truly impressed by the solid and clean manufacture.
Coppola joins another Hollywood director, David Lynch, in choosing a SIM2 projector for his production studio. “It has been a great honour to receive Mr. Francis Ford Coppola and we feel privileged that he chose SIM2 as his brand of choice. This represents the best acknowledgment of the company’s hard work in achieving excellence in technology, outstanding cinema-quality and service,” stated Maurizio Cini, president of SIM2 Multimedia.