I’m very excited to be back in Liverpool directing another 5 episodes of the award-winning soap ‘Hollyoaks’ for Lime Pictures / Channel 4. After my first successful block of eps in late 2019 I was invited to come back and do some more, which is a great endorsement of the faith they have in my directing skills! It’s a lovely team to work with, and a really supportive environment and I’m looking forward to starting shooting in early February (for broadcast in mid April!).
There’s lots of other exciting projects in the pipeline for 2020 (including short films, drama and even more Hollyoaks!) so please do check in from time to time to see what I’ve been up to.
Amy was invited back to the BBC in January to direct 3 more episodes of ‘Doctors’, which were broadcast back in April. She then went to Cornwall for 3 months to work on a new Dawn French comedy drama, ‘Glass Houses’ for ITV.
More ‘Doctors’ beckoned immediately after, seeing Amy return to the BBC’s Selly Oak drama village to direct 3 more episodes of the popular daytime drama, and she has just started prep on directing her first block of 5 episodes of the award winning C4 drama ‘Hollyoaks’ for Lime Pictures.
Her latest short film ‘Annabel Lee’ was finished in May and will be heading out on the festival circuit in the autumn.
December found Amy in the wilds of the North Devon coast directing an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s tragic love poem ‘Annabel Lee’. Featuring newcomers Angel Parker and Alex Bhat, along with seasoned actors Nathaniel Parker, Milo Twomey and Avenda … Continue reading →
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: