Mike Kopera is the founder and CEO of Lakeview Pictures.
After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in theatre, he moved to Los Angeles and pursued acting and voice-over for four years. During that time, he studied and performed with the Groundlings, the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and the Straitjacket Society.
In 2010, he transitioned into producing as well, with his first short film, "My Friend Peter," which went on to screen at over 25 international film festivals. In 2012, he produced his first feature film, "The Cabining," and made his second, "Initiation," only six months later.
In late 2013, Mike produced two shorts, "No Longer There" and "Strangers," and in 2014, he produced an animated short, "Fun Bible Facts!" Most recently, he produced and acted in both "The Drama Club" (available on VOD June 9th!) and "Boyne Falls" (currently in post-production).
When it comes to making movies, Mike lives by Lakeview Pictures' motto: Know your audience and make them happy.