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 most recent work completed was Causeway Film’s Cargo, Simon Baker’s Breath¸ and before that worked on Jim Loach’s Measure of a Man. Last year she worked on Neil Armfield’s Holding the Man with Goalpost Pictures. Other recent credits include Deadline Gallipoli (dir. Michael Rymer), Jim Loach’s Australia/UK co production feature film project Chasing Satellites, The Killing Field (dir. Sam Lang), the television series Puberty Blues and Paranoia (dir. Robert Luketic). Dany edited the hit film The Sapphires for Goalpost Pictures (dir. Wayne Blair), which screened at Cannes 2012 and opened MIFF as well as screening at Telluride and Toronto. She received an ASE Award Nomination and won the AACTA Award for Best Editing for this film.

Dany was nominated for a 2004 Emmy Award for her work on the TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica for Universal Pictures. Other US work includes television pilot Haunted USA, Queen of the Damned, The Monkey’s Mask, and In Too Deep for Miramax.

Dany earned AFI Award nominations for The Well (dir. Samantha Lang), Candy (dir. Neil Armfield), Beneath Hill 60 (dir. Jeremy Sims), which also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and the ASE Award. Dany won an AFI Award for Angel Baby (dir. Michael Rymer). She was also nominated for AACTA and IF Awards for Oranges and Sunshine (dir. Jim Loach) starring Emily Watson and won the ASE Award for this film. Her other Australian credits include December Boys (dir. Rod Hardy), Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (dir. Cathy Randall) and Australia (additional editor – dir. Baz Luhrmann,).

Dany has recently finished working on the Australian/New Zealand television series The Legend of Monkey for See Saw Films.

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