Director | Writer | Producer
An artist with a good head on his shoulders. No neck.
INSIDE AARON KOPFF
...THERE'S NO WIFI.
Aaron Kopff (writer, director, producer) was born June 12, 1890, in Tulin, Austria on the Danube. His father, Victor, worked as a stationmaster for the Austrian State Railways and his mother, Marie, was from Krumau, in Bohemia, where she worked as a handmaiden to the Duke of Beggary. When Aaron was 15 years old, his father died of syphilis, and he became a ward of his uncle, Leopold Czihaczec, who became distressed by Aaron’s lack of interest in academic studies, yet recognized his passion and talent for art. After attending school in Kerms and Klosterneuburg, Aaron enrolled in the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna in 1906. Here he studied painting and drawing but was frustrated by the school’s conservatism. In 1907, He met Gustav Klimt, who encouraged him and influenced his work. Aaron left the Akademie in 1909 and founded the Neukunstgruppe with other dissatisfied students. Upon Klimt’s invitation…wait…that’s not Aaron’s bio, is it? It’s Egon Schiele’s! Alright, here’s is the real scoop on Aaron Kopff: Aaron is excited by the impossibility of things and enjoys music, movies, quiet nights at home, baseball, lonely baseball, candle lit dinners, candlelit baseball, broken dreams, victory marches, stadium seating, rosemary, Gary Oldman, hangin with friends, brief interviews with hideous men, Neil Young, Wayne Gretzky, and you. Aaron has founded two production companies; Electric Train Productions a film and digital production company with credits that include Sesame Street, Broken Social Scene and film festivals around the world, as well as Artist Bloc a documentary, web based, and live performance arts collective, which sets out to collaborate with artists in all mediums of production. He has shot countless live shows for bands like Feist, Bloc Party, and Broken Social Scene. He enjoys writing and is currently in development on two feature scripts and a bible for a television series.
"Always remember, because then you'll never forget."