Short Film: PUT AWAY, 11min,. UK, Drama

Directed by A.D. Cooper
A woman tries to keep sane in a mental hospital by telling her story to the decaying walls.

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Director Biography – A. D. Cooper

From a copywriting background, A. D. has written and directed a string of short films and longer theatre productions. Many of her films have been screened at international film festivals and won a number of awards. More info at

Director Statement

During the lockdown, I wondered how the isolation I felt could be worse. This is a proof of concept for a feature project set in the same location.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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