Hi! Welcome to my world.

I am a writer/director and producer of short, feature and documentary films. You can find details of most of my films here, along with production stills, behind the scenes information and trailers. If you would like to see some examples of my commercial Brand films, check out my production company website www.angelicdigital.co.uk

Please check out the website for my latest short film ‘The Treehouse’, which was shot in May 2014 on location in Kent and at Shepperton Studios near London with support from the BFI and Creative England. www.thetreehousefilm.co.uk

Showreel Autumn 2014:

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‘The Treehouse’ has been nominated for an award at this years Underwire Festival in London! It will be screening in the ‘Looking Glass’ category where it will be shown alongside the other Best Cinematography nominees! Very excited and fingers crossed for our lovely DoP Gabi Norland! The film will also be screening at a special BFI event at this years Cine City in Brighton. More details soon!

My award winning short film ‘Boy Soldiers’, produced with the kids from PQA Aylesbury, has been selected to screen at the Imperial War Museum this autumn. Check out the blog post below for more details!

Two of my other recent PQA kids films, ‘Out of Darkness’ and ‘Hyde & Seek’ were premiered at the Empire cinema High Wycombe to an audience of 200 excited children and their families. Both these films will be heading out on the festival circuit later this year.

‘Epitaph’ was  nominated for an award in the Writers category at the 2013 Underwire Film Festival in London and was one of just 5 British short films selected for the Birds Eye View Film Festival at London’s BFI on the south bank. It has also been selected for screening in at the Directors UK festival in London in June.

‘A Little Bit Country’ is still going strong with more 2014 festival screenings in the US as well as being in the American Online Film Awards showcase!

Here’s some highlights from a recent review of ‘A Little Bit Country’  – “That’s the genial genius of this little film from Amy Coop: treating a silly subject with deadpan drama, it becomes about so much more than it seems. Handsomely shot, A Little Bit Country effectively channels professional productions into this pristine passion project. Expertly spread across just seven minutes, it’s a film that understands perfectly how to play its cards, emphasising awkwardness to bait a final sweet reveal.  74/100″ – Ronan Murphy, NextProjection.com

Thanks for visiting!

A.x

Here’s a sneak peak at one of my latest short films ‘Out of Darkness':

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‘Boy Soldiers’ is selected for the Imperial War Museum film festival!

'Boy Soldiers' 2012

‘Boy Soldiers’ 2012

My award winning short film ‘Boy Soldiers’ has been selected to screen at the Imperial War Museum Film Festival this autumn. It will screen 5 times at IWM London from Oct 30th to Nov 8th before heading to IWM North later in the year.

The film was workshopped, written and produced with the cast aged 10 – 14yrs at PQA Aylesbury in just a few days and has since gone on to film festival screenings, nominations and awards including winning Best Film at the 2013 Limelight Film Awards.

It follows the story of a young teenage boy who is transported back to the trenches of Passchendaele in 1917 to discover what life as a Boy Soldier was really like. A poignant and moving film which, whilst not technically perfect, features strong performances from the cast and has resonated with audiences across the country. It is fitting that it has been picked up to screen at IWM in this 100th year since the outbreak of WW1.

You can find out more about the festival and the screening details here:

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research/iwm-short-film-festival

You can find out more about PQA Aylesbury here:

www.pqacademy.com/aylesbury

That’s a wrap on ‘The Treehouse’

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So the film is shot, the dust has settled and the crew have gone home to catch up on some much needed sleep! My latest short film project ‘The Treehouse’ backed by the BFI and Creative England, shot on location … Continue reading

And we are GO! #thetreehousefilm @Kickstarter campaign is off to a flyer!

Very excited that the Kickstarter campaign for my next short film project ‘The Treehouse’ went live yesterday and within 12 hours was nearly at 50% of the target!

We still have a way to go to reach the target and every pound that is pledged will help us to make the film better and better. From more money for the art dept and set build, better locations and more flexibility with how we light and shoot the film to more time with our brilliant VFX mentor and post production partners.

To find out more about our campaign and to see me in front of the camera for a change, go to:

http://t.co/nL4B5zF1Y0

We would really appreciate your support, regardless of how big or small!

Thanks!

A.x

‘The Treehouse’ @Kickstarter campaign launching soon! #thetreehousefilm

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The Kickstarter campaign for my latest short film project ‘The Treehouse’ goes live just after easter!

The film is being supported by the BFI and Creative England and whilst we have already matched their investment we need to raise a little bit more to enable us to build a set that is integral to the story. The film is firmly in a ‘magical realism’ world and the flexibility that building the interior of the treehouse will give us will make a huge difference to the look and film of the film.

Set in the shadow of a family funeral, ‘The Treehouse’ is about a young boy Connor, and his mum, as they come to terms with a death in the family. To cope, he retreats to the treehouse he built with his father and where they spent many happy times together. Whilst there he meets Fleur, an enigmatic girl from next door who appears offering chocolate and friendship. She talks her way into the treehouse and into his life and helps him to face up to the future.

We have assembled a great cast of kids along with an experienced crew and production is scheduled for the end of May. We’ll be launching a mini-site just for the film but there will be updates on here as well as twitter, Facebook etc.

Twitter: @theamycoop

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thetreehousefilmuk

http://www.thetreehousefilm.co.uk

The Treehouse is a co-production by Angelic Films in association with Haus Pictures and Sleepless Films.

 

‘Epitaph’ is an Official Selection for the Birds Eye View FF!

I’m very excited that my short film ‘Epitaph’ is an official selection for this years Birds Eye View Film Festival taking place at the BFI in London.

The film is screening alongside four other short films from up and coming British female filmmakers on April 12th at the prestigious BFI theatre on the Southbank.

For more details and to book tickets go to http://birds-eye-view.co.uk/film-festival/events/father/

I’ll be there supporting my film and the other amazing women filmmakers, so I hope you can join us!

A.

‘The Treehouse’ starts to take shape!

My next short film project, ‘The Treehouse’ has started pre-production and will be shooting in late April.

It is an ambitious dark fantasy drama set in the aftermath of a family funeral, when a young teenage boy retreats to the treehouse he built with his father and proceeds to shut out the world. There he meets an enigmatic young girl from next door who helps him to let go.

Here’s some of the concept art for the film:

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‘A Little Bit Country’ gets a great review from NextProjection.com!

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I was really proud to see my little film get such a glowing review from the film website FilmProjection.com :-)

Here’s some of the highlights, but click on the link below to check out the full review for yourself.

“That’s the genial genius of this little film from Amy Coop: treating a silly subject with deadpan drama, it becomes about so much more than it seems. Handsomely shot, A Little Bit Country effectively channels professional productions into this pristine passion project. Expertly spread across just seven minutes, it’s a film that understands perfectly how to play its cards, emphasising awkwardness to bait a final sweet reveal.

Coop has conceived a neat little narrative here that she brings to life with concise clarity. The brevity of the material, together with tongue-in-cheek nature of its humour and the eventually sweet outro, almost dismissively disengages with the underlying ideas, and that—in a sense—is part of the charm. A Little Bit Country is a delightfully simple story of acceptance, of coming to terms with the truth of the people you think you know, and loving them all the more for it. 74/100″ – Ronan Doyle, NextProjection.com

Click here for the full review NextProjection.com