Phil Cooper - London Camera Operator and Film Maker

A L A N D E L R I O O R T I Z | St. Vincent: Lone Star

After a brief hiatus I’m back and thankfully along comes this lovely little doc on pop star St. Vincent right on time. Produced by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, it introduces star Annie Clark (St.Vincent) in a candid way, documenting her spending time in her native rural Texas, singing at a local baseball game and walking […]

R I C H A R D M O S S E | The Enclave

I saw this exhibition in Foam Museum in Amsterdam in 2014 and was completely blown away by it – I’ve somehow only just come across this bit of promotion by art & culture magazine Frieze. The artist Richard Mosse discovered this rare type of 16mm infrared film that Kodak developed for military purposes which – […]

L I A M S A I N T – P I E R R E | The Reinvention Of Normal

A great short piece here documenting the mind of a serial-inventor Dominic Wilcox. Director Liam Saint-Pierre presents his film in the really interesting style of showcasing the man himself in a traditional documentary style while his wonderful ideas appear in animation form. A really great watch!

S H A N E M E A D O W S | The Living Room

The Living Room is a short film by UK director Shane Meadows, of Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England, about his friend and musician Gavin Clark. Gav’s idea is to play a series of gigs in people’s living rooms, and we watch as he and Shane go on a journey to make that happen. […]

D A V E M A | Trona

Always pushing new and insightful content, Pulse Films are at it again with equally-brilliant director Dave Ma. This short film ‘Trona’ follows the narration of a gentleman Bobby Chastein describing his life story spent in the dusty rural town of Trona, California. Although it’s shot in the modern day, you get the feeling the place […]

J U D I T H V E E N E N D A A L | Nostalgia

‘Nostalgia’ is a visual poem directed by Judith Veenendaal, and I love absolutely everything about it. Visually it’s stunning – the DOP Noel Schoolderman’s use of textures like smoke and fire is so engaging. Then the marriage of the score and poem work together flawlessly with the edit, I actually can’t do it justice in writing! […]