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A D Cooper

A D Cooper is a director, producer, writer and multi-media copywriter. She’s won awards for advertising writing, for screenplays long and short, written 80+ scripts for Ninja Warrior (Challenge TV) and published articles, short stories and joke books. Weary of waiting for someone to film her scripts, she started directing in 2010 creating a slate of short films including two corporates, a documentary and a museum installation. All of her fiction shorts for Hurcheon Films have been selected for international festivals, with Ace (2013) garnering five awards. Her most recent projects are an award-winning historical docushort Writing the Peace, a stage version of her World War 1 short film A Small Dot On The Western Front which she wrote, produced and directed, an experimental short film Spring on the Strand (selected for 3 festivals in the USA), The Penny Dropped (Award of Merit in a US shorts competition), and Home to the Hangers newly completed for the Directors UK Alexa Challenge 2017.


Articles by A D Cooper

BAFTA’s Lucky 225: A new force for female directors created by accident

By A D Cooper June 12, 2017

AD Cooper gives us the inside scoop on a little mistake that caused some big goings-on for an important subject: the fascinating story of BAFTA’s Lucky 225. BAFTA started it  Early in 2017, BAFTA launched an initiative to help women directors raise their skills to direct high-end drama. It was called Elevate, and I applied […]

“My Cousin Rachel” is a lavishly intriguing affair

By A D Cooper June 11, 2017

AD Cooper reviews the sumptuous costume drama to find out if My Cousin Rachel is indeed worth getting all hot and bothered about. This film was seen at a pre-première screening followed by a Q&A with writer/director Roger Michell who provided insights in the production and his film making process.  Note: there are spoilers in this review. […]

“Nocturnal Animals” lights up the revenge thriller genre

By A D Cooper November 1, 2016

AD Cooper reports from a preview screening of Tom Ford’s newest directing effort to give us the low-down on one of 2016’s hottest films. It’s been seven years since Tom Ford’s first foray into film directing (the much acclaimed A Single Man). With Nocturnal Animals, he returns with his crisp sleek style of film making in […]

The fast-evolving world of G-Tech drives

By A D Cooper July 4, 2016

A D Cooper looks into G-Tech’s extensive range of external hard drives for creative professionals. A recent trip to the inaugural Media Production Show in London revealed a treasure trove of new kit and services, and, notable for the attendant filmmakers and cinematographers salivating over the latest innovations, gimbals, rigs, arms, drones and more. G-Tech […]

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