Award-Winning Short Film: Put Away (2021)

Set in 1965, Prudence is a woman struggling to keep her sanity.

Poster design by Paul Crane. Image by India Roper-Evans.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

This short was filmed on 8 July 2020 under strict Covid-19 protocols.

Set in North London in 1965, Prudence reflects on a lifetime of isolation as she tries to keep sane.

Prudence: Carol Royle

Writer, director, producer: A D Cooper
Cinematographer: Alain Philippe Cross
Steadicam: James Blackburn
Casting Director: Mandy Steele
Costume Designer: Eve Oakley
Gaffer: Jim Angus
Best Boy: John Malaney
Camera Trainee: Josh Bradbeer
Sound Recordist: Simon Bysshe
Boom Operator: Liam Cotter
Production Assistant: Guy Fairbank
Covid-19 Supervisor & Associate Producer: Jane Foster
Stills Photographer: India Roper-Evans
Editor: Gary Tobyn
Composer: Henry Bird
Sound Design & Mix: John Wood

The trailer for "Put Away"

A successful crowdfunding campaign was facilitated with the help of specialist website Greenlit.

We needed a finishing fund to cover the outstanding costs of sound design and mix, the original soundtrack, grading and festival entry fees. We raised 85% of the target which meant the film was finished and could be entered into film festivals.

The film is behind a password to protect its qualification for film festivals. Please contact us if you'd like to see the film using the contact form on this website.

Also won top prize: Best of Festival after a unanimous judging decision. One judge was moved to tears.

Read an interview with the director and listen to the audience feedback here: https://matthewtoffolo.com/2022/06/19/interview-with-filmmaker-a-d-cooper-put-away/

The JAIFF top prize took the form of this elegant glass for Best of Festival after a unanimous judging decision. One judge was moved to tears.

Best in Category awarded in May 2022

Best Lockdown Film

Carol Royle plays Prudence.

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Image by India Roper-Evans.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

This is a festival run from Delaware in the USA.

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Image by India Roper-Evans.

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Announced 10 November.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

Another Hurcheon production was also selected for this festival.

The lighting riggers at work. Image by India Roper-Evans.

Gaffer Jim Agnew at work. Image by India Roper-Evans.

The socially-distanced cast and crew shot.
Image by India Roper-Evans.

Gary Tobyn at work on the edit.

Working on the grade remotely with Technicolor and DOP Alain Philippe Cross using some clever technology.