Gia has shot for Japanese Vogue and co-directed short films for Diane Von Furstenberg and Opening Ceremony starring Jason Schwartzman and Kirsten Dunst. Gia’s talent has also captured the interest of fashion prodigy Zac Posen, who chose Coppola to shoot a film for his latest collaboration with Target. “She’s going to be the next Coppola force to be reckoned with,” Posen insists. "They just genetically, aesthetically, have something—they’re able to capture magic.”
Gia also directed the 2011 short “What’s Up” for Los Angeles label, Wren. The film debuted as part of New York Fashion Week in September.
For Semi Permanent in 2013 Gia took part in the round table new directors discussion curated by Aaron Rose.
From Aaron Rose: 'Every ten years we see a sea change in the film industry. Young directors which fresh visions emerge and attempt to re-define an aesthetic in cinema. Just when we think Hollywood has settled into a rut of the same old thing, we are always pleasantly surprised to be shaken up again.' The roundtable pulled together a small group of young upstart directors who discussed the particular benefits and challenges that come with being a young director in 2013, along with discussions of new cinematography, re-defining stories and the influence of digital media on their process.