Award-Winning Short Film: Put Away (2021)

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

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"

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

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.

Read an interview with the director and listen to the audience feedback here:

Best in Category awarded in May 2022

Best Lockdown Film

The festival found this short via the British Council website. Screening early October.

Screening 24 May 2022

Carol Royle plays Prudence.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

Screening 30 September as one of eight finalists in Atlanta, GA.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

This is a festival run from Delaware in the USA.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

Another Hurcheon production was also selected for this festival.

Announced 10 November.

Image by India Roper-Evans.

This is a human rights film festival run by the University of York.

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.

World première on 25 September in the live hybrid festival, Basingstoke, UK

Gary Tobyn at work on the edit.

Screening in London on 20 November. Nominated for Best Drama and Best Social & Environmental Film.

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