About Rather Good Films

Rather Good Films Company Profile

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Daniel-Konrad Cooper operates independently as Rather Good Films Ltd, providing budgets, breakdowns, schedules, consultancy & coverage on film projects. He has worked on 30+ Feature Films, actively producing 5 and a number of acclaimed short films. He is currently in post on Creative England backed feature Burn Burn Burn and in active development on two feature projects shaping to shoot in the UK in 2015. Rather Good Films’ primary aim is to source, develop and deliver dramatic feature film projects capable of engaging and inspiring International audiences.
Strong connections to emerging European talent both on-camera and behind it, ensure that projects are delivered to the highest attainable standards – with both high production values and a consciousness of the market to which each individual project is addressed. Feature Big Significant Things cast Finnish actress Krista Kosonnen, securing the sale of Finnish TV rights. Similarly Copenhagen stars a number of profile Danish actors, and again the regional TV rights to the film will recoup a significant portion of the films’ budgets. These films also star British actors featured in HBO’s hit TV show Game of Thrones, making them more attractive to the International market. Finance for Burn Burn Burn was generated when we attached Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael to the project, subsequently securing an international sales advance and a presale to further incentivise circling investors.

 

Filmography

Title                                DKC Role             Production Company                                         Status
 
Dead In a Week            Producer             Rather Good Films                                              In Development
                                     Dir:         Tom Edmunds                     Casting: Reg Pourscott Edgerton
 
Burn Burn Burn            Producer             G&S / Rather Good Films                                      Post Production
                                     Dir:         Chanya Button                     Partners: Creative England, Goldfinch
                                     Talent:   Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Joe Dempsie, Alison Steadman, Nigel Planer
 
Low Down                    Exec Producer      Bona Fide Productions                                      Completed 2013
                                     Dir:         Jeff Preiss                      Winner Sundance 2014 Best Cinematography
                                     Talent:   John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey
 
Big Significant Things   Producer              UnCorked Productions                                       Completed 2013
                                      Dir:         Bryan Reisberg                Winner SXSW Audience Award 2014
 
Copenhagen                 Exec Producer      Fidelio Films                                                      Completed 2013
                                     Dir:         Mark Raso                      Winner Slamdance Audience Award 2014
 
RED 2                           Assistant Production Manager             Lionsgate/Summit              Released 2013
                                    Dir:         Dean Parisot
                                    Talent:   Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta Jones
 
Narcopolis                   Producer               T Squared Films Ltd                                           Post Production
                                    Dir:         Justin Trefgarne                 Sales: Altitude, UK / Mongrel Media, NA
                                    Talent:   Jonathan Pryce, Elodie Yung, Elliot Cowan, Harry Lloyd
 
Benefield (WT)           Line Producer         Thomas Thomas / Warp Films                       In Development
 
Total Recall                  2nd Unit Production                              Sony Pictures                                                                       2012                                     Dir:         Len Wiseman
                                    Talent:   Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel
 
A Portrait                    Production Manager                              National Film Board of Canada                                        2012
                                    Dir:         Hubert Davis                        Documentary
 
Captain America          Asst. to Tommy Lee Jones             Marvell Films                                                                      2011
                                    Talent:   Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Tommy Lee Jones
 
R.E.D.                          Asst. to Producer                              Summit Entertainment                                                      2010
                                    Talent:   Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker
 
Prince of Persia           Assistant Accountant VFX             Disney/Bruckheimer                                                         2010
                                    Talent:   Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley
 
Shanghai                    Asst. to Producer                              The Weinstein Company                                                   2010
                                   Dir:         Mikael Hafstrom
                                   Talent:   John Cusack, Chow Yun-Fat, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li
 
The Young Victoria      Video Playback Operator              GK Films                                                                               2009
                                   Dir:         Jean Marc Vallee                  Talent:   Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend  
 
The Oxford Murders    Video Playback Operator              Europacorp                                                                          2008
                                   Dir:         Alex de la Iglesia                 Talent:   Elijah Wood, John Hurt
 
Stardust                      Asst. to Matthew Vaughn              Paramount Pictures                                                            2007
                                   Dir:         Matthew Vaughn Talent:   Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro
 
 
 
Short Films
 
Is this a Joke?             Producer                                             Rather Good Films              £25k                                       2012
                                    Dir: Tom Edmunds                             Talent: Russell Tovey, Olivia Hallinan, Mark Heap
                                    Awards: Best Actor, LA Comedy Festival
                                    Festivals: Palm Springs, Soho Rushes, Rhode Island, LA Comedy
                                    Distributor: Shorts International, iTunes
 
Bella Fleace                  Producer                                             Rather Good Films              £20k                                       2011
                                    Dir: Leonora Lonsdale                        Talent: Sian Phillips, Sir John Standing
                                    Awards: Student Academy Award Nomination
                                    Festivals: Palm Springs, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Aspen, Sarasota, Mumbai
                                    Distributor: Shorts International,
 
 
In Absence                   Producer/1st AD                                Wolfheart Productions          £6k                                         2012
                                     Dir: Geoff Breton                 Talent: Charity Wakefield, Oliver Cotton, Rupert Fraser
 
The Half Light               Production Manager                          59 Productions                    £12k                                       2010
                                     Dir: Prasanna Puwanarajah               Talent: David Haig, Henry Goodman, Harry Lloyd
                                     Awards: Super Shorts Grand Prix & Best Cinematography
 
Trouble Brewing           Co-Producer                                       Pepwell Films                      £8k                                         2009
                                     Dir: Andrew Bullas                             Talent: Michael Maloney, Tom Basden, Pandora Colin
                                     Festivals: LA Comedy
 
 
Commercials
 
Logitech                       UK Producer (commercial)           Dir: Alan Poon                                          May 2014
 
SKYPE                          UK Producer (commercial)           Archer’s Mark / 1000 Heads                        Dec 2011
 
HTC                              Co-Producer (internal promo)      Archer’s Mark / FearlesslyFrank                   Nov  2011
 
NIKE                            Producer (commercial)                Archer’s Mark / AKQA                                 Oct  2011
 
Do I Belong?                Producer/1stAD (music video)    The Hidden Cameras / Arts & Crafts (Toronto)
 
Dove                            Account Manager (commercial)   Evidently Ltd                                              May  2012
 
Big Fat Quiz of the Year        Researcher                                         Hot Sauce TV                            Dec 2006

 

 

 

 

Education

Oxford University, Balliol College – MA Hons Oxon. English Literature (2002-05). College President

Radley College, Abingdon (1996-2001) Academic Scholarship. Head of House
A-Levels: English Literature, French, Statistics, Mechanics, Pure Mathematics (AAAAB)

 

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