Aleta Chappelle began her career in the film business at Francis Ford Coppola's ZOETROPE STUDIOS, where she assisted in the casting of THE OUTSIDERS, RUMBLE FISH, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, and THE COTTON CLUB. She soon advanced to the level of Casting Director and some of her credits included:
SISTER ACT 2
NEW YORK STORIES
BEVERLY HILLS COP 2
and RAMBLING ROSE
The CASTING SOCIETY of AMERICA nominated her for a Best Casting Award for two of the HBO films she cast: LIFE SUPPORT and INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE starring Halle Berry. She won a BLACK REEL and URBAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL Best Ensemble Casting Award for the feature film MOOZ-LUM. In 2014 POCONO MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL presented her with the Casting Director Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ms. Chappelle’s feature film directed debut was the hit comedy GOOSED starring Jennifer Tilly, Joan Rivers and Damon Wayans, the film was Executive Produced by Francis Ford Coppola. She has since directed numerous short film and documentary projects. Her feature film ROMEO & JULIET IN HARLEM was invited to screen at numerous film festivals from London to Los Angeles, and it has enjoyed a record breaking educational distribution release.
In addition, Ms. Chappelle is a World Renowned ACTING TEACHER, who teaches in New York, Los Angeles, Bolzano, Italy and Berlin, Germany. And she is continues to direct and teach acting at the HARLEM CHILDREN'S THEATRE: http://harlemchildrenstheatre.com/
Moon Shadow Films, Inc. was founded by Ms. Chappelle in 2011. The company has numerous
film projects in development: the bio/pic feature film ONE BLOOD, William Shakespeare's MACBETH a modern day adaptation set in the Caribbean and the feature film LOVE EXTREME starring Judith Diakhate. Ms. Chappelle's latest feature film project RED DRESS SOLILOQUY is in the final stages of postproduction.