Award-winning Associate Short Film: Playing Away

A short film from the award-winning script by Steve Langridge. This commission came in via Film Expo South who had run a short script competition with the prize of the film being made. It was filmed in Hampshire using almost entirely local crew.

Producers: Gillian Tully, A.D. Cooper
Director: A.D. Cooper
Script Editor: A.D. Cooper
Cinematographer: David Cawley
Casting Director: Mandy Steele
Music: Matt Black
Sound Design: John Wood
Editor: Gary Tobyn

The poster.

The trailer. The 14-minute film itself is behind a password to protect its festival qualification status. Please contact us for a secure link if you want to see it.

A couple escape for a day to recapture the joys of their first date.

It's a film with no dialogue, shot in various locations around Hampshire.

Hurcheon Films supported this award-winning script through production with A.D. Cooper directing it for Film Expo South. This is now complete and starting its festival round.

Aldo and June show their devotion. Image by Simon Woodward.

This was an associate production with Film Expo South who ran a script competition in late 2021. The prize for this was production of the film and Hurcheon Films provided script editing as a sponsor. A.D. Cooper went on to direct and co-produce this short bringing in long-time collaborators John Wood for sound design and mixing and Gary Tobyn to finesse the edit.

UK Premiere and an immediate award.

Image by Simon Woodward.

Screening in Hasting, UK on 20 August 2023.

The stylish award from the South Coast Film Festival.

Screening in Ealing on 25 November 2023

Nominated for Best Short Film

Screening 8 October. Runner up in the Audience Award.

Screening suggested for March 2024.

Screening at St. John's College Oxford 15 September 2023.

Image by Simon Woodward.

Screening 25 May

Screening 25 & 28 May. Nominated for Best Local Film due to the editor Gary Tobyn being Local.

Image by Simon Woodward.

A tribute to the director from the Director of Photography via Instagram.

The short is currently on the festival round after premiering at Psst! Silent Film Festival in November 2022.

Image by Simon Woodward.

Copied from Instagram, from DOP David Cawley.