‘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

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. I have particular experience of working with kids and young people (but I’m just as happy working with grown ups too…). In addition to my Directing work, I can still be found working as an AD on Features and Drama.

Showreel Spring 2015:

 

The Treehouse Trailer

If you would like to see some examples of my commercial, corporate & brand films, check out my production company website www.angelicdigital.co.uk

**STOP PRESS**

‘The Treehouse’ wins BEST SHORT FILM at the 2015 Tupelo Film Festival!

‘The Treehouse’ wins BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the 2014 Underwire Festival in London! Congratulations to DoP Gabi Norland and her team!

‘The Treehouse’ wins an AUDIENCE AWARD at the On The Edge Film Festival in the US.

‘The Treehouse’ wins BEST ORIGINAL SCORE at the 2015 MediaMusic awards in Moscow!

‘A Little Bit Country’ received it’s Australian Premiere at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in 2015! The film had a strong 2013/14 festival run in the US, UK and around the world and continues to find audiences all over the place :-).

My award winning short film ‘Boy Soldiers’, produced with the kids from PQA Aylesbury, screened for 3 weeks at the Imperial War Museum in 2014. Check out the blog post below for more details!

‘Epitaph’ was selected for the Pune Short film festival in India. In 2013 it was  nominated for an award in the Writers category at the 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 was also selected for screening in at the Directors UK festival in London in June 2014.

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