I have just wrapped on my first episode of ‘Doctors’ for BBC1!
Entitled ‘Believe Her’, it is a powerful story about the sexual assault of a sex worker, and the inequity present in the justice system. The episode was written by Jeremy Hilton Davies, and produced by Sarah Forbes Campbell.
I was selected for the 2018 BBC Drama Directors Development scheme, which involved a period of shadowing an experienced drama director before being let loose on my own episode, under the watchful eye of Nimer Rashed, himself a Director who came through the scheme in 2016.
I hope to be back at the BBC Drama Village in Birmingham (home of Doctors!) in the near future for more episodes!.
I was very pleased to be asked once again this year to produce a short documentary for the Terrence Higgins Trust Friends Dinner. It’s a great honour to work with THT on these films; meeting great people, telling their stories and helping to raise much needed money for this essential charity.
This year I had the pleasure of meeting Trevor, his partner Javier and their lovely dog Jimmy.
This is Trevor’s story.
Produced, Directed & Edited by Amy Coop
DoP – Gabi Norland
Sound Recordist – Haresh Patel
An Angelic Films Ltd production for the Terrence Higgins Trust. 2017.
I was very excited to find out this week that my short film ‘Epitaph’ was screening as Movie of the Week on the ShortsTV channel. Admittedly I did find out quite by chance whilst browsing through twitter, but that’s another … Continue reading →
Sorry for the radio silence, I have had a busy 2016 and basically forgot to update my site!
Over the last year I have returned to ADing, working on shows like ‘Grantchester’ for Kudos and ITV, ‘Flowers’ for Kudos and C4 and ‘The Worst Witch’ for CBBC and Netflix.
Rather excitingly, I was also asked to Direct the ‘Making Of’ film of ‘The Worst Witch’ for ZDF Germany so spent an additional 3 weeks on the WW set shooting behind the scenes, filming interviews with the cast and key crew and generally having a great time with the kids. I produced some online content for them whilst I was there too, so as you can imagine it was a busy summer!
In addition to that I’ve also Directed two inspirational films for the Terrence Higgins Trust as well as the usual corporate content and Brand films this year with my production company Angelic Films, and have loaned myself out to several other prod co’s to shoot content for them too.
I’m currently writing and developing two short film scripts, a 40min ‘play for today’ TV drama and a feature so have been hard at work even when I’m not filming!
Anyway, please do have a look around the site and watch some of the films. I hope you enjoy them 🙂
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:
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 →
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:
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.