Award-winning Short Narrative Film: Ace (2013)

Kyle Cox and Adam Parsons as the boys

“Ace” the trailer

2018: selected for Suikerzoet's pop-up cinemas in Rotterdam, Holland. This festival screened "Ace" in competition two years ago.

October 2016

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Showcased by the Godalming Film Club in March 2018.

Very sad to hear of Moray Watson’s death on 2 May 2017. He played the Veteran in this film at the age of 85. A charming and loquacious man who’d worked on over 100 films including acting alongside Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. “Ace” was his last screen appearance as far as we know.

Selected for:
The Hellfire Film Festival in Folkestone UK on 26 July 2017
Shorts on Tap in London at 7pm on Wednesday 19 July 2017.
The inaugural Link International Film Festival in the UK on 7 July 2017.

The short film

Just some of the festival selections dating from 2014 onwards. It is still being selected and showcased around the world with the lack of dialogue adding to its international appeal.

Winner: Cinéwomen The prize was this article published in December 2015. Read the full 6 pages here: https://issuu.com/cinewomen/docs/cin_wom_iss0016a6_cinema_dance_art/34

The poster designed by John Mundy

Synopsis: Two bored urban boys try to annoy an old man in a mobility scooter by cycling up to him and yelling in his face. His response is anything but predictable.

Tagline: Never grow up, never grow old

Shoot dates: 1 and 2 June 2013, with pick-ups on July 26.

Locations: West London

Length: 7.22m

Status: Completed October 17 2013

IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3377770/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ace-150211805131719/

Moray Watson as the Veteran

The veteran in his mobility scooter

Publicity:



Wildsound Feedback Film Festival (Toronto, March 2016) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2016/04/07/interview-with-filmmaker-a-d-cooper-ace/

Watch: youtube.com/watch?v=z7PFkA7hnaA

http://www.discoveryfilmfestival.org.uk/news/article/whats-so-ace-about-making-your-own-films

Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Ace/150211805131719?ref=hl

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Cast & Crew

Producers: David A Smith, Helen L Alexander

Writer & director: A D Cooper

Cinematographer: Derk Russell

1st Assistant Director: Merlin Rooma

Casting Director: Irene East CDG

Production Designer: Humphrey Jaeger

Wardrobe: Sue Casey

Make Up: Lizzie Martin

Stills Photography: Hayde Valesco Flores

Editor: David Bryer

Music: Ram Khatabakhsh

Sound Design: John Wood

Poster Design: John Mundy

Cast:

Kyle Cox: Older Boy

Adam Parsons: Younger Boy

Moray Watson: The Veteran