Dany Cooper, ASE


Dany Cooper is one of Australia’s best known and most respected editors with an enviable body of work across film and television. Dany's upcoming releases include Blue Tongue Films  Judy + Punch (dir. Mirrah Foulkes) starring Mia Wasikowksa and I am Woman (dir. Unjoo Moon, 2019) the highly anticipated Helen Reddy biopic for Goalpost Pictures.

Recent credits include Simon Baker’s critically acclaimed feature Breath (2018) for which she has earned ASE and AACTA nominations for Best Editing in a Feature Film, Causeway Film’s Cargo (Dir. Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke, 2018) as well as Jim Loach’s Measure of a Man (2018).

Her other Australian feature credits include: Holding the Man (dir. Neil Armfield, 2015), Jim Loach’s Australia/UK co production feature film project Chasing Satellites (2018), December Boys (dir. Rod Hardy, 2006), Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (dir. Cathy Randall, 2007) and Australia (additional editor – dir. Baz Luhrmann, 2008).

Additionally, Dany edited the hit film The Sapphires for Goalpost Pictures (dir. Wayne Blair, 2012), which screened at Cannes 2012 and opened MIFF as well as screening at Telluride and Toronto; The Sapphires earned Dany an ASE Award Nomination and a win with the AACTA Award for Best Editing. She was also nominated for AACTA and IF Awards for Oranges and Sunshine (dir. Jim Loach, 2010) starring Emily Watson and won the ASE Award for this film.

Dany's other awards and nominations include; an AFI Award for Angel Baby (dir. Michael Rymer, 1994); AFI Award nominations for The Well (dir. Samantha Lang, 1997), Candy (dir. Neil Armfield, 2005), Beneath Hill 60 (dir. Jeremy Sims, 2009), which also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and the ASE Award.

Dany’s Australian and US television credits include The Legend of Monkey (dir. Gerard Johnston, 2017) for See Saw Films; Deadline Gallipoli (dir. Michael Rymer, 2015); series one and two of Redfern Now (prod. Rachel Perkins, 2013) and Puberty Blues (dir. Glendyn Ivin, 2013). Dany was nominated for a 2004 Emmy Award for her work on the TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica (dir. Michael Rymer, 2003-05) for Universal Pictures. Other US work includes television pilot Haunted (dir, Michael Rymer, 2002), Queen of the Damned (dir. Michael Rymer, 2002) and In Too Deep (dir. Michael Rymer, 1999).

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