Drea Cooper is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director. In 2009 he teamed up with photographer Zackary Canepari to produce the short film series “California is a place” which screened at festivals around the world including Sundance and IDFA. Shortly after, they landed on Filmmaker Magazine’s "Top 25 New Filmmakers to Watch List." Their debut feature documentary “T-Rex” about Olympic gold medalist boxer Claressa Shields premiered at SXSW and went on to win audience and jury awards around the country including San Francisco International and Hot Docs. He’s part of the directing and producing team behind the Netflix series FLINT TOWN, which opened to critical acclaim receiving award nominations from IDA, CRITICS’ CHOICE, and CINEMA EYE HONORS. The series takes an unflinching look at a struggling city through the eyes of the police and community. Forbes magazine called it “One of Netflix’s best documentary offerings to date.” Drea’s latest film, FIRE IN PARADISE, tells the harrowing survival stories from the devastating Camp Fire. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy Award and received two Emmy nominations.