Mike Kopera

Mike founded Lakeview Pictures in 2011 with a goal to create motion pictures that "know their audience and make them happy."  Since then, Lakeview has produced four feature films, six short films, and one short, animated pilot.

Lakeview has also served as a consultant on multiple short and feature length projects, and Mike continues to read scripts.


 

FEATURES

 
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BOYNE FALLS

Directed by Steve Kopera 

Starring Axel Harney, Mike Kopera, Juan Monsalvez, Jeneta St. Clair

Synopsis Two contentious buddies head into the forest for a work retreat, stumble upon an isolated meth lab, and find themselves fighting for their lives.

Genre Thriller

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THE DRAMA CLUB 

Directed by Joe McClean

Starring Dane Bowman, Chris Ciccarelli, Barry Finnegan, Mike Kopera, Melanie Lewis, Chelsea Brandt, Jon Thomas, Liza de Weerd

Synopsis In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years fall down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.

Genre Drama

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INITIATION

Directed by Oren Benamor

Starring Adam Rennie, Dan Horton, David Terrell, John Winscher, Hunter Smit, Denell Johnson

Synopsis Five strangers are taken hostage and forced to fight to the death as a form of initiation into a bizarre, violent brotherhood.

Genre Action-Horror-Thriller

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THE CABINING

Directed by Steve Kopera

Starring Mike Kopera, Bo Keister, Angela Relucio, Melissa Mars

Synopsis Todd and Bruce, a hapless screenwriting team, get one last shot at success thanks to Todd's wealthy uncle, Sarge. If they pen a worthy horror script, Sarge will fund the entire project. But there is one condition - the script must be complete in two weeks. With the deadline looming and no fresh ideas, Todd and Bruce head to Shangri-La, a serene artist's retreat, with the hope that the peace and company of fellow artists will inspire greatness... or, failing greatness, at least enough for straight-to-DVD. Shangri-La proves to be anything but serene, as the artists die off one by one, seemingly by accident. Bruce convinces Todd to soak in this morbid atmosphere to help with the writing, but soon those two are fighting for their lives as well.

Genre Mystery-Horror-Comedy

 

SHORTS

 
 
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MY FRIEND PETER

Directed by Steve Kopera

Starring Mike Kopera, Bridget Moloney, Eric Lange

Synopsis Gerald learns from his monkey puppet, Peter, how to approach strangers and live a more fulfilling life.

Genre Family

 
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STRANGERS

Directed by Joe McClean

Starring Brendan Brandt, T.R. Shields III

Synopsis A father and son who've never met, meet up for coffee.

Genre Drama

 

THE SPEECH

Directed by Joe McClean

Starring Barry Finnegan

Synopsis Set in the American desert at the turn of the century, Hamlet wanders into the wilderness with the intention of killing himself.

Genre Drama

ANIMATION

 
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FUN BIBLE FACTS!

Directed by Mike Kopera

Starring Michael Rosenblum, Mike Kopera, Mike Vaughn, Rebecca Kernes

Synopsis Three true, untold stories of Noah and his Ark.

Genre Comedy